ONE of the more unique motorsport events has just been completed around the South East, with the Upper Snuggery Racing Team holding its annual tarmac rally.
This year’s event – Sunggery and Back Again 2019 Rally – took place over six days, with the major focus on fun, with little about the competition.
The event was originally designed to showcase some of the country areas many people are not lucky enough to see and challenge entrants in navigation, car handling and performance skills in a safe and controlled environment.
This year’s event started with scrutineering at the Millicent car wash, with motorkhana events at the Millicent sale yards the following morning, before moving on to the old netball courts adjoining the Millicent oval.
From there the entourage headed through Beachport, including the Scenic Drive, before travelling on to Robe, Cape Jaffa, Reddy Creek, Avenue, Furner and back to Millicent on an observation run which exposed many previously unknown hidden gems.
Coonawarra air strip was the next stop for more motorkhana events and then in to Penola, followed by a serious navigation trial which headed to Horsham for an overnight stop.
The following day super sprints and high-speed auto tests were conducted at the Warracknabeal air strip, then a second comprehensive navigation trial that ended in Halls Gap for the night.
The group then headed to Ararat for the One Tree Hill Hill climb, which boasts stunning scenic views from the top.
From there it was a 220km observation run back to Halls Gap.
The final day saw a tour through Hamilton, Heywood, Nelson, Donavons and eventually to the Mount Gambier showgrounds for more motorkhana events, followed by a scenic drive through Bullum, the windmill route to a grand final dinner.
In the wash up Geoff Teagle and his navigator Mark Ferguson took the top honours to round out another successful rally.