If you haven’t heard via social media, the 2018 Darling 200 rally has changed dates and locations. Originally scheduled for the 10th of November in Jarrahdale, the rally will now run on the 13th of October in Chidlow.
Recently we were notified by the DBCA (formerly DPAW) that controlled burning is scheduled during November around the Darling 200 stages. Due to safety concerns with the burning, the DBCA has not granted access to run the event in Jarrahdale this year.
We need competitor support
To make the 2018 Darling 200 viable, we need a minimum of 20 entries and we need to know soon. Actually, we need to know by the 24th of September (next Monday) and we also need a $100 deposit.
Why are we taking this unusual step? Well, with all the changes and huge amount of work involved to move the event we want to make sure that we’re going to have enough entries.
Should we not receive enough entries, we’ll refund all deposits.
Round 6 of the WA 2WD state championship and Clubman Cup. All 2WD vehicles will run in seeded order. 4WD and invitational vehicles are welcome and will run after the 2WD cars.
The Darling 200 will use a single 29km stage run twice. The stage contains a mix of tight and twisty as well as open sections. After winter rains, some sections are rough and rutted (typical Mundaring). The LCC is working to have these sections repaired before the rally. Total competitive distance will be around 60km. Service park & HQ will be situated in Chidlow. Entry fee: $500.
Draft supp regs are available by clicking here.
The DBCA decision has accelerated our time frame and we’re working hard behind the scenes to put the rally on. We want to have a great event to finish the year and decide both the 2WD and Clubman championships. We’re hoping we have the support of competitors too.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.
Wendy and the Darling 200 organising team.
Light Car Club of WA (Inc)