Evans snatches early lead at Forest Rally

Saturday 22nd April, 2017 - 12:12am


Eli Evans got the jump in Busselton

Eli Evans has struck the first blow at the Make Smoking History Forest Rally in Western Australia, taking the lead after the opening two waterfront stages in Busselton tonight.

Evans will take a 3sec lead into the stages at the second round of the Australian Rally Championship outside the township of Nannup.

“It’s important to win these stages because there’s a bonus point for most stage wins for the weekend, so this stage is just as important as the stages out in the forest in that regard,” said Evans.

Evans and current ARC leader Harry Bates are the only crews in the 50-car field to have taken a Forest Rally victory and with only three Championship points separating the top three crews of Bates, Nathan Quinn and Evans coming into the event, competition for the opening Heat win will be fierce in the forest on Saturday.

VIDEO: Crews speak ahead of the Forest Rally comment policy

Comments require approval before being published. reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic.

Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

Some comments may require approval before being published which can take up to 48 hours.

For support, please contact [email protected] has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

Read the promise

Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free!