Narooma to host eighth annual Forest Rally

Friday 19 May, 2023
Photo: Epic Sports Photography
The popular Horizon Apartments Narooma Forest Rally will return this weekend for a what will be a jam-packed day of rally action.  
The event plays host to a range of series including the East Coast Classic Rally Series, the NSW Clubman Rally Series, the NSW Hyundai Rally Series, the Techworkz Automotive ACT Regional Rally Series and the Northern Hyundai Rally Challenge. 
A strong field of 53 entries will battle it out across seven stages in the Narooma and Bodalla forests on the South Coast of New South Wales, with the 137-competitive kilometre event to be split into two sections.
Two new stages are set to be introduced to the 2023 event, while the return of night stages also promises to keep competitors on edge.  
A large portion of the crews will tackle the 2WD component of the event, with 37 entrants running in 2WD cars, while the remaining 15 entrants will battle it out in the East Coast Classic rally Series.  
Off the back of a victory at the Rally of the Heartland back in April, Tom Dermody and Eoin Moynihan will headline the entry list for the event but will have to hold off the likes of Jeff David and Sean McAloon if they are wanted to make it two wins in a row.  
The NSW Clubman 2WD series leader will be absent this weekend, leaving the door open for title rival Meng Chung and co-driver Nick Vardos to earn some valuable points.  
Mick Harding is expected to have plenty of competition in the Techworkz Automotive ACT Regional Rally Series Gold Cup as he tries to make it two wins in two weeks after taking out the 2023 Lake Mountain Sprint alongside co-driver James Thornburn.  
The service park will also be open to all attending where the opportunity to catch a glimpse of returning crews will be made available.  
The action will kick off at 10:30am with the opening stage and run all the way through to the evening with the first car expected to finish around 5:40pm.  
The 2023 Horizon Apartments Narooma Forest rally will take place in the forests of Narooma and Bodalla on 20 May.
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