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Rangiora  Canterbury

The Ashley Forest Rallysprint is an iconic Rallysprint event held since 1979 on the gravel Mt Grey Rd, North Canterbury of New Zealand's South Island.

21 Sep - 22 Sep CANTERBURY
LOCATION RANGIORA
TIME ZONE -06:00
STAGES TBA
DISTANCE 1.7KM
SURFACE GRAVEL
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HIGHLIGHTS

The first running of the popular Ashley Forest Rally Sprint was held in 1979.

The RallySprint is staged over a 1.7 kilometre course that has challenged competitors and thrilled spectators over the years. The first winner on the current circuit was the late John Woolf with a winning time of 1.10.81.

From that time the magic minute has been the challenge for all prospective winners. This finally came in 1988 when Rod Millen won in a time of 59.14. The late Kim Austin then became a regular in breaking the magic minute and his 1999 winning run of 56.57 remained the course record the course record until 2016 when Sloan Cox broke it three times over the weekend.  Sloan’s new course record of 55.23 stood for a year when in 2017 he set a new record of 54.96. 

Over the years winners have included national rally champions Neil Allport, Tony Teesdale, WRC competitor Hayden Paddon and the late Possum Bourne together with other big names in the sport.