Preparations for the opening event on the Victorian rally calendar are moving ahead strongly, with the Mitta Mountain Rally team ready to build on the event’s strong reputation.
The first round of several championships, the Mitta Mitta based event will use three brand new stages to provide teams with ample challenges as they begin their 2024 rally season.
Seven stages, all used once only, will run throughout Saturday, March 16, totalling 146 competitive kilometres run ‘blind’ without pace notes.
As it has done for each year of its existence, the event will be based at the Mitta Recreation Reserve and provide both a relaxed hub for the event and a fantastic fundraising opportunity for the local community near and far.
Local volunteers will ensure competitors will be fed and watered during the day, with a post-event trophy presentation taking place on the Saturday evening at the Mitta Mitta Pub.
Nestled at the junction of the Mitta Mitta River and Snowy Creek, the event’s host town is perfect for a rally event of this type, with over 80 competing cars and their teams taking part in the event in 2023 alone.
Event Clerk of Course, Colin Elliott, says he’s looking forward to welcoming the rally community to the region.
“Each year, we’re proud to open the Victorian rally season and hope to put on yet another event that competitors far and wide enjoy,” he said.
“With the three new stages on the agenda for this year, there will be lots of new terrain to cover, while returning drivers will also be glad to see some of the best stages of the region returning.”
Supplementary Regulations for the event aim to be available by the end of January, with organisers accepting entries from the release date of those regulations.