Lo­cals rally around race

Kalamunda Reporter - - News -

HEART-PUMP­ING motorsport ac­tion will roar into the Hills when WA’s premier tar­mac rally, Targa West, revs into ac­tion from Au­gust 10 to 13.

The 13th Targa West rally has at­tracted 57 teams in a mix of per­for­mance, clas­sic and ex­otic ve­hi­cles.

It kicks off with the cer­e­mo­nial start in the heart of the CBD on Thurs­day, Au­gust 10, from 11am to 1.30pm at For­rest Place, af­ter which com­peti­tors will head to stages in Wan­neroo and Malaga.

On Fri­day, Au­gust 11, the ac­tion takes place in the Perth Hills, where clas­sics cars such as the Mus­tang, Holden To­rana, Porsche 911, Dat­sun 240z and Ford Es­cort line up along­side modern ma­chines in­clud­ing Lo­tus Elise, Holden HSV, Mit­subishi Evo, Porsche 996 and Subaru WRX.

Targa West event direc­tor Ross Tap­per said he was look­ing for­ward to the event.

“There’s plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to see the cars up close on dis­play, as well as ded­i­cated spec­ta­tor points along the stages to watch them race, and it’s all free,” he said.

Rac­ing for the fastest time over 242km, stages will be held in White­man Park, Kala­munda and the Zig Zag, Toodyay, Lower Chit­ter­ing and Bulls­brook, be­fore the City of Perth Su­per Stage at Lan­g­ley Park on Sun­day from noon.

Pic­ture: Josh Cochrane

Peter Ma­jor and Greg Flood in a 2004 Porsche 996 on Haynes Street in Kala­munda.

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