The Western Australian Rally Championships and Clubman Cup competitors are busy preparing for the Quit Experts Cup which will get underway on June 27. The technical off-road rally course through forest terrain in Collie has not treated many of the current championship frontrunners well in the past, but these competitors are hoping that 2015 is the year they conquer this infamous round.
Nic Box and co-driver Caleb Ash in the Allstar Garage Evo 9, had a smooth run in the Trade Hire Donnelly round, proving themselves to be contenders in the 4WD category. Despite not experiencing much luck in previous attempts of the Collie stages, they are hoping their recent success turns things around.
“Experts Cup is a problem rally for me, with a big crash there in 2003 and five DNFs in a row from the past five starts, I’ve always experienced bad luck there. I’ll be looking to break that streak with a win, but I wouldn’t be surprised if something goes wrong,” Box said.
“Collie is more of a technical rally than a ballsy high speed rally. I don’t go out to win or bust every stage, but I don’t intend in coming second either. I’ll try and stay within the Top Five for the first few stages to ensure I don’t fall behind, and then push hard on the last couple of stages to make up some time against the frontrunners.” Read more...