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Subaru Rally of Canberra, Day 1.

Friday, 10 March 2006 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / Australian Capital Territory
Ahhh, the Mineshaft again. What an awesome place to do silly shit in a car? :) Cody Crocker absolutely flew over the top in his new Subaru WRX STi. Other drivers seemed to be a little scared of it. After the first 5 cars or so, not to many were getting air over the top.

There were heaps more people this time around, its been two years since I last came down and the number of people had doubled.

The old spectator points out of Paddy's River Rd have been replaced with a new section of tracks at Kowen to the east of Canberra. The tracks are awesome with a lot more visible sections and corners, and a large arena like flyover and tunnel portion of some stages for easy access.

But, this and poplarity of the event this year meant that its not as easy and fun, bit of a shame. You had to go from the parking to the arena by bus, and walk from spot to spot. That means that I often missed the leader cars at each point, which sort of defeats the purpose of spectating...

Otherwise though, and excellent day, lots of crazy driving and dust and sunshine. The water splash was pretty great, a concrete culvit filled with water tha the cars had a straight run at. Often, the cars would aquaplane straight over the top, and the sound was astonishing - a high pitched scream.