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2011 Alpine Rally- The excitement is building

Submitted by on November 15, 2011

The Alpine Rally of East Gippsland is all set to light up the forests around Lakes Entrance. The weekend of November 25, 26 & 27 will see the region play host to 115 of the best Classic and 2 wheel drive rally cars and crews in Australia competing over some of the best rally roads this country has to offer.

A new innovation for this Alpine will be a Super Special Spectator Stage in town on Saturday running through the paddock behind Lakes Entrance Secondary College. This will be a treat for spectators who be able to see the cars  for almost the entire distance of the stage.

There will be over 400 km of competitive stages that are sure to challenge and excite crews and spectators alike. The entry list includes six previous Australian Rally Champions including 5 times Alpine winner Geoff Portman driving his awesome new Escort RS1800. Some of the other competing  cars include a Porsche 944, two BMW 320′s, lots of Datsuns and even a Triumph TR7 V8.

The rally kicks off on Friday 25th with 3 short stages close to Lakes Entrance. There will be an informal function at Lakes Entertainment Centre on Friday evening where the public is invited to see some of the leading cars on display and meet the crews.

On the Saturday morning crews will line up in Myers St Lakes Entrance for a ceremonial start. They will be flagged away by Tim Bull MP and East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr. Richard Ellis before competing on the Super Special Stage further up Myers St.

Spectators will be well catered for with seven other points throughout the weekend, spectator instructions will be available from the start.

Sunday will be considerably tougher than in previous years with more competitive distance which means crews will need to pace themselves to get to the finish where a function will once again be held at Lakes Entrance Golf Club.

Stay up to date with all  the latest developments on our website www.alpinerally.org.au

For more information contact: Owen Polanski on 0447 579 439 or opolanski@gmail.com

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