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Clean sweep for Kaplan, but Travis still leads

Adam Kaplan/Aleisha Penney - Mazda RX7

Clean sweep for Kaplan on day five, winning every stage. Photo: Craig O’Brien

Adam Kaplan and Aleisha Penney continued to set the pace in their Mazda RX7, with a clean sweep on day five of the Lasseters Classic Outback Trial. Meanwhile, Andrew and David Travis extended their lead to 7m17s at the top of the standings with two days to go. Continue reading

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Kaplan sets the pace on day 4

Adam Kaplan/Aleisha Penney - Mazda RX7

Day 4 belonged to Kaplan with three stage wins. Photo: Craig O’Brien

Reigning 2WD Australian Rally Champions Adam Kaplan and Aleisha Penney, were the team to beat on day four of the Lasseters Classic Outback Trial winning three of the four stages, but Andrew and David Travis maintained an overall lead of almost 7 minutes just past the half way point of the rally.

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Here comes the Porsche!

Joost Van Cauwenberge/Jacques Castelein - Porsche 911

The Tuthill Porsche won three stages on Day 3 and leaped into second spot. Photo: Craig O’Brien

The leader’s closest challenger stumbled and fell on day 3 leaving Andrew and David Travis a 7 minute buffer to the next best, the Tuthill prepared Porsche 911 of Joost Van Cauwenberge and Jacques Castelein from Belgium. The Porsche however is on a charge, and stated their intentions by winning the last 3 stages of the day.

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Roller coaster ride for rally crews at the COT on day 3

Wednesday provided our crews with a visit a genuine working cattle station for service and lunch but not before the field had rode the roller coaster 65 km Winneke Goldfield stage. It proved to be a most exhilarating drive for most with crest after crest after crest, requiring a serious amount of commitment to be fast. But for some it was a ride they’d want to get off.

CLASSIC COMPETITION

The first stage of the day, SS13 Ironwood Creek of 29 km gave the Callinan’s in their Historic Motorsport build Ford Escort RS1800 their first stage win. 5 seconds down the road though was the other RS1800 of Companc / Volta. Overnight leader Cuthbert / Evans retained the overall lead despite being 1:27 off the pace. Even further off the pace was Travis / Travis 1:41 behind but still retaining 2nd place. Crane / Anderson (Peugeot 504) began their charge up the leader board from 12th with a fine 3rd place on stage. Continue reading