Nathan Quin and Ray Winwood-Smith at the 2020 Caves Classic Rally. This years event was to be the first time the event used the name Oberon Stages. Ray Winwood-Smith’s Midstate Freight was the naming rights Partner for the event.
Photo by Roy Meuronen.
The North Shore Sporting Car Club is excited to present the 2022 Midstate Freight Oberon Stages Rally. The rally will be a round of the following series:
- NSW Rally Championship
- East Coast Classic Rally – 2WD Series
- East Coast Classic Rally – 4WD Series
- NSW Clubman Rally Series;
- Hyundai Rally Series.
Numerous thanks to long standing and highly accomplished rally competitor Ray Winwood-Smith and his brother Mick from Midstate Freight – based in Bathurst just up the road from rally HQ in Oberon – who have again come on board as our naming rights partners for the third year. If you need freight moved anywhere in Western NSW then you should be talking to Ray and Mick and the team at Midstate Freight. Most importantly thanks to you the competitors for your patience amidst all the Covid 19 restrictions.
This year’s event has a new name to reflect the changed nature of the event. When NSSCC started running this event many years ago it was very oriented toward Jenolan but over the past few years the rally has been based in the great town of Oberon, which has welcomed the rally and opened its arms to the rally fraternity, so we felt it was logical to rename the rally to reflect its base in Oberon and the forests around the town.
The great Oberon Rugby Leagues Football Club will again host the start, finish and service park. The Covid 19 crisis has made all sports difficult to run and manage and under our Covid 19 safety plans the Leagues Club compound allows us a secure area that can be closed off from the general public, if necessary, which may or may not be a factor when we get to 23rd April. I am sure you will understand these are extraordinary times that mean we have to make some sacrifices to allow our sport to go ahead.
Depending on the restrictions we have to deal with on 23rd April, food may be available all day long courtesy of the Oberon Tigers, and hopefully a coffee van will be in attendance, everything hinges on the restrictions at the time.
Many thanks to all our team at NSSCC for putting in so much work to ensure the Midstate Freight Oberon Stages runs successfully and well again in 2022. This is my third year as a Clerk of the Course at a State round and this has been possible because of the great team we have at NSSCC. Particular thanks to John McCredie and who has done so much work this year as our great road director, Ian Bray as our secretary , John Buckley as our communications manager and all of the team involved.
We have a very compact and challenging event that will be a lot of fun with great driving roads in the magnificent hills around the lovely town of Oberon.
Although the rally is a secret route event for all championship contenders, we are offering an optional pace note entry, with anyone contesting with notes precluded from scoring points. With so few rallies in 2021 we thought it was a good opportunity to give a wider rally audience a reason to come and enjoy our great stages at Oberon.
Finally, we would like to thank those people involved in staging the event. From the Forestry Corporation, Lithgow Police, Oberon Council, Oberon Rugby Leagues Football Club, to all the event’s administration people, radio operators, medical crew, scorers, scrutineers, set-up crews, caterers, control and road closure officials, clean-up crews and so many others, and of course to our naming rights partner Midstate Freight and the various series partners. Thank you one and all!
Good luck to all Competitors and safe travelling to and from the Event!
Clerk of the Course
We welcome onboard our 2022 Naming Rights Partner – MIDSTATE FREIGHT
For over a decade, Midstate Freight have built a strong and reliable network of express freight services delivering daily throughout the Central Western area of NSW Australia through their own facilities in Bathurst, Orange, Dubbo, Mudgee, Lithgow and Cowra employing over 80 local staff with over 65 delivery vehicles.
Midstate Freight partner with leading freight transport and logistics companies to ensure fast and efficient local, national and international express freight services for local businesses and residents.
The Midstate Freight team are passionate about their business and dedicated to providing value for their customers.
Each depot is staffed with a Manager for the effective running of the day to day operations and to take charge of staff and operations.
The team at Midstate Freight believe that the customer is number one and the key to their success.
MIDSTATE FREIGHT is recognised for its commitment to quality, service and safety and its continued innovation in the development of its process and systems to support our customers.
Similarly, MIDSTATE FREIGHT is recognised as a dynamic industry leader in the transport sector and is known for striving for quality, solution focused approaches and importantly delivery on time and in full. Midstate Freight started in 2006 when an opportunity arose to purchase a small delivery service operation out of Bathurst delivering into Mudgee three days a week. The business quickly grew and within twelve months were running five days and two extra trucks, one contracted to Australia Post. Five years later they have six depots, over 80 staff and upwards of 65 vehicles in the fleet.
The MIDSTATE FREIGHT group solutions can be summarised as follows:
– Reliable and professional organisation with second to none experience in transport and warehousing.
– Business infrastructure that can support the full end to end supply chain requirements for all business partners.
No Campfires Allowed
Due to high fire danger, campfires and barbecues using wood, charcoal or other solid fuel are banned.