MESSAGE FROM CLERK OF COURSE
Coming off the disappointment of last year Monaro Stages, with the event being cancelled due to wet weather, we wanted to bring back the look and feel of classic rallying, showcasing our stand alone event and supporting series that support us.
The Light Car Club and organising team, wanted to remove the extra factors that hinder rallying and showcase our roads and event structure, that will leave a smile on your face and not a hole in your wallet.
No other one day event offers 205 kms of competitive stages with only 75 kms in transport. This years’ Monaro Stages will also include two night stages where all cars will start in the dark, so no advantages are given (unless you are a night driving champion).
The roads are in excellent condition, with a mixture of CAT4 forestry roads with tight and technical side sections incorporated, to give a wide variety of road types and surfaces.
We have been welcomed by Brian, who runs Bondi Forest Lodge, which will be our base, Rally HQ and Service Park for the event all within 200-300 metres of each other. The lodge itself sleeps up to 72 people with a central amenities block with showers and toilets. Accommodation also includes a fantastic grassed area for camping and availability for camping trailers and vans. The accommodation blocks (3) each have their own kitchens and wood burning heaters for crews to use. Additionally, there is a main mess hall. We also have access to our own private lake for those interested in a spot of fishing.
Service crews will be well catered for with our service park a hop, step and jump from the Lodge and all facilities close at hand.
Skymesh Pty Ltd have provided Rally HQ with satellite NBN internet connection for our communications and to keep our crews safe. We are very grateful for their support.
This year we have decided to forgo our presentation and replace it with a celebration of the event. Provisional results will be handed out at the conclusion of the event.
The Lions Club of Bombala will be providing catering for the event, with Jindabyne Brewing and Wildbrumby Schnapps coming on board to help with the celebrations. I’m sure yarns around a fire-drum will be well received and will top off the great event we have planned. Camping and Lodge accommodation is encouraged to encompass the atmosphere.
Our thanks again to Andrew & Georgina from Kosciuszko Automotive for their sponsorship and support for the Monaro Stages. We greatly appreciate their support now going into its 5th year with the event. We also welcome onboard Jindabyne Brewing and welcome back wonderful sponsors, Lazer Lamps and Wildbrumby Schnapps.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the event.
Kim KD Winks
MONARO STAGES – ENTRIES OPEN
2021 Kosciuszko Automotive Monaro Stages entries are open this morning – Wednesday 8th September 2021. Link to the 2021 Supplementary Regulations is below.
Entries will be received by Online Registration only. Instructions for completing the form are also provided below. NO PAYMENTS are required at this stage, until such time as we can confirm the event will be going ahead on the 23rd October or postponed to our back up date of 4th December 2021.
We are moving forward as best we can to ensure our event scheduled for the 23rd October 2021 can run as safely as possible.
Competitors and officials will be updated as further Government & Health directives come to hand.
If anyone has any questions, please contact the Organisers directly.
**UPDATE** With the great response to our Expressions of Interest, and subsequent priority entries (closed at 6pm 7th September) we have received 28 entries to the event.
REMAINING PLACES – Currently all positions are full, but entries can still be taken to go on the reserve list.
** Get those entries in if you want a spot in the 2021 Kosciuszko Automotive Monaro Stages**
This year we have Kosciuszko Automotive Monaro Stages merchandise on sale. All payments are processed via Eventbrite.
Please visit this link to get a better look at the design.