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Official Accommodation for the 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay at Batemans Bay Marina Resort

By News, Rally, Rally of the Bay 2022

The organisers of the highly anticipated 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay are pleased to announce that the official accommodation for this year’s event will be at the Batemans Bay Marina Resort. This stunning waterfront resort has once again been selected to provide a convenient and comfortable stay for the rally participants and their teams.

The Batemans Bay Marina Resort, located in the picturesque town of Batemans Bay, New South Wales, offers a range of luxurious cabins that provide the perfect retreat for rally teams. With breathtaking views of the marina and easy access to the rally Service Park, this resort is the ideal choice for those participating in the Lazer Rally of the Bay.

Teams are advised to book their accommodations early to secure their cabins so that teams can ensure they have a comfortable and convenient base during the rally.

One of the significant advantages of the Batemans Bay Marina Resort is its ample parking space, which includes parking for trucks and car trailers. This ensures that participants have secure and convenient parking facilities for their vehicles and equipment throughout the duration of the rally. The resort’s commitment to providing a comprehensive experience for rally teams sets it apart as an ideal accommodation option for the 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Batemans Bay Marina Resort for the official accommodation of the 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay,” said Event Director, Nigel Bland. “The resort’s stunning location, comfortable cabins, and excellent parking facilities make it an ideal choice for our rally participants. We encourage all teams to secure their cabins early to guarantee a fantastic stay during the event.”

The 2023 Lazer Rally of the Bay is expected to draw participants and spectators from across the country. The event promises exhilarating rally action, showcasing the skills and expertise of the best rally drivers in the region.

To make reservations or for more information about the Batemans Bay Marina Resort, please visit their website at

About Lazer Rally of the Bay:

The Lazer Rally of the Bay is an annual rally event held in Batemans Bay, New South Wales, showcasing the skills and thrills of rally drivers from across the region. It is known for its challenging forest stages and exciting competition, attracting participants and spectators alike.

About Batemans Bay Marina Resort:

Batemans Bay Marina Resort is a premier waterfront resort located in Batemans Bay, New South Wales. Offering comfortable cabins, stunning views, and excellent amenities, the resort provides an exceptional accommodation experience for leisure and event guests alike. With its parking facilities for trucks and car trailers, the resort caters to the needs of motorsport enthusiasts and rally teams.

Businesses show support for Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint

By Events, News, Rallysprint, Tarmac Rallysprint

The 2022/23 Season of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series will feature a longer course of approximately 4.5km, taking in the new D2 Carpark constructed late in 2021, the braking area of the dragstrip and the dragstrip access road.

Whiteline has renewed their support of the event and will continue as the naming rights partner, with GFB and DBA also renewing their support as Major Partners. The North Shore Sporting Car Club, organiser of the popular event in Sydney also announced that Sparesbox would join the event as a Major Partner for this Season.

“We are very lucky to have such great brands supporting us”, said Brett Middleton, Event Director and NSSCC President. “Whiteline has been part of this event for many years, and we just love having them on board again. It’s also great to have Sparesbox join us for this season, they’ll be alongside GFB and Disc Brakes Australia as major partners.”

“We feel really privileged to have Shannons Insurance and Premier Pools, who have supported the club for many years, signed up again. They’ll join Haltech and Prospeed Racing as Platinum Partners”, concluded Middleton.

Gold partners include ProDriver Australia, Ryde Nissan, Transvent, BG of Australia, SRT Constructions, Lazer High Performance Lighting, Evolution Racing Spares, Lithiumax Batteries, UniFilter, TME Motorsport and Race Brakes Sydney. Silver Partners are Premier Panel Beating and Motorsport Race Gear.

GFB and Transvent will provide prize money for junior competitors.

Entries for the event are open, with 60 teams currently signed up. There are 50 entries still available, and competitors can enter online at

Route Changes for Lazer Rally of the Bay

By News, Rally of the Bay 2022
Mick Harding in the Subaru WRX in wet conditions at the opening round of the NSW Rally Championship
Photo: Roy Meuronen


With less than three weeks before the Lazer Rally of the Bay, organisers have had to make several changes to the route.

“It’s not ideal to be making changes, but sometimes the weather can affect the condition of a road, so it makes sense to change it”, said Road Director, John McCredie.

“Runnyford Road has been impacted the most and Eurobodalla Shire Council made the decision that it was not suitable for our use. There are parts of the road that are fantastic, but then there are sections that are so wet, it’s impossible to use it for a rally. The Council are also doing road works in several sections and it’s just unsuitable for us to use.”

“We’ve extended the Buckenbowra stage by 6km. We’ve also changed the Clyde Long stage to avoid an area where there has been significant timber harvesting operations”.

“The changes mean the event is now 134km for the State teams and 124km for the Clubman competitors. We purposefully made the original route longer because we anticipated some weather events may play a part in the final route”, McCredie concluded.

With a full entry of 70 cars, there has been additional teams who wanted to enter. The revised route can now accommodate those extras and Event Manager, Nigel Bland is excited about the opportunity to allow more cars to enter the event.

“It’s fantastic to have a full field two weeks before entries close”, said Bland. “Plus, it’s great to be able to give a few more teams the opportunity to experience everything the Rally and the Eurobodalla Shire has to offer.”.

The Lazer Rally of the Bay is set to take place on Saturday the 13th of August in the forests surrounding Batemans Bay on the NSW south coast. The rally cars will be flagged away from Corrigan’s Beach Reserve in Batehaven. Lazer High Performance Lighting is the naming rights partner.

The 2022 Lazer Rally of the Bay is a round of the NSW Rally Championship and East Coast Classic Rally Series (ECCRS), and also incorporates the NSW Clubman and NSW Hyundai Series.

Businesses show support for Lazer Rally of the Bay

By Rally of the Bay 2022
Photo: The Shamrock Haulage Toyota Yaris AP4 – photo by Wishart Media

This year’s Lazer Rally of the Bay will feature more than 10 fantastic stages, Including the ever-popular Runnyford Road and a long 29km stage that utilises sections of the smooth and fast Clyde Ridge Road to the Northwest of Batemans Bay.

Lazer High Performance Lighting is the naming rights partner, and the rally will feature a night stage to allow teams running Lazer Lights to showcase the superiority of the Lazer product over conventional driving lights.

Rally stage names will reflect the businesses that have put their support behind the rally, with some familiar, and also new businesses getting involved. The stages will be separated into two heats with a service opportunity back in Batehaven at Corrigans Beach Reserve. The Hoosier Service Park will be a great opportunity for rally fans to get up close and personal with the teams and their machines.

Stage Sponsors include Shamrock Haulage, Shannons Insurance, Premier Pools, Prodriver Rally School, White Wolf Constructions. Premier Panel Beating, Prospeed Racing, Disc Brakes Australia (dba) Trailer Camper Australia, Techworkz Automotive and Motorsport Race Gear. Hoosier Tire Australia will take the name for the Hoosier Service Park.

Entries for the popular event are due to open next week and a long entry list is expected for this year’s approximate 150km rally. Organisers are expecting to see some big names entering including Motorsport Australia Rally Championship contender, Richie Dalton in the Shamrock Haulage Toyota Yaris AP4.

Throughout the event, stage and overall results will be fed directly from Rallysafe and be available on the Chris Sport website.

Partners Support Midstate Freight Caves Classic Rally

By Caves Classic 2020

North Shore Sporting Car Club today formally announced a range of partners for the Caves Classic Rally to be conducted on the 5th of September. The event is Round 2 of the Motor Traders Association of NSW Rally Championship.

Midstate Freight will be the naming rights partner and business owners Ray and Michael Winwood-Smith think that the event is a perfect partnership for their Bathurst based company.

“We are stoked to be involved in the rally” said Ray Winwood-Smith. “The event uses some of the best roads in the country and I for one can’t wait to see rally cars back in some forests that haven’t been used in years.”

“Our business is based close by in Bathurst, so the rally is the perfect opportunity for us to get involved. We provide local, national and international express freight services to central-west NSW, so the rally is right in the middle of our customer base” added Winwood-Smith.

Lazer High Performance lighting has also given their support to the event and will provide a rally light package as a prize. Former rally competitor and Lazer Lighting Regional Manager, Kirk Marks is looking forward to the two night stages on offer.

“Our brand works perfectly with a rally that has night stages” Marks said. “Because we manufacture and sell rally lights, the Caves Classic Rally is the perfect opportunity for us to showcase our range of lights. I’m also really looking forward to giving away some of our product at the podium” Marks added.

Several other brands and businesses have put their support behind the event including Hoosier Tires Australia who will be the Service Park Partner.

The nine special stages will be supported by Shamrock Haulage, SSS Automotive, SW Motorsport, Premier Pools, Premier Panel Beating and Specialised Brake and Clutch Service Penrith.

The Big Trout Motor Inn, Titania Motel, Royal Hotel, Jenolan Holiday Park and Hathaway Accommodation are also supporting the event with accommodation and rally teams are encouraged to use the official accommodation providers and mention the event when booking.

The rally will be based out of the NSW town of Oberon with the Hoosier Service park located at the Oberon Rugby League Football Club.

Motorsport businesses get behind AMH Automotive Group Rally Of The Bay

By News, Rally of the Bay 2020

This year’s AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay will feature 7 fantastic stages, Including the ever-popular River Road and a marathon 44km stage that utilises sections of the smooth and fast Runnyford Road out of the township of Mogo. Despite the devastating bushfires over the summer season, the forest and shire roads in the Bateman’s Bay area are in the best condition they have been in years and rally crews are in for a real treat, with the best of the best selected for the course.

Rally stage names will reflect the businesses that have put their support behind the rally, with some familiar, and also new businesses getting involved. The stages will be separated by two service opportunities back in Batehaven at the Hoosier Service Park which will be setup in Corrigans Beach Reserve. The Hoosier Service Park will have a different layout compared to previous years to ensure the event aligns with COVID-19 requirements.

Throughout the rally, results will be fed directly from Rallysafe and be available on the Chris Sport website, provided courtesy of Techworkz Automotive.

Event Itinerary

  • Rally start in the Hoosier Service Park at 8:45am
  • SS1 – TME Motorsport – Old Highway – 10.37km
  • SS2 – Specialised Brake and Clutch Service – Sproxtons – 12.99km
  • Premier Pools Remote Refuel
  • SS3 – MRF Pinnacle Tyres – Drury – 26.02km
  • SS4 – Shamrock Haulage – Follow the River – 9.45km
  • Hoosier Service Park
  • SS5 – SW Motorsport – Run to Mogo – 44.57km
  • Hoosier Service Park
  • SS6 – SSS Automotive – Drury 2 – 26.02km
  • SS7 – Premier Panel Beating – Follow the River 2 – 9.45KM

About the Partner Businesses

Hoosier Tire Australia

Hoosier Tire Australia is the sole Australian agent and distributor for the Hoosier Racing Tire product range, widely regarded as one of the best tyres available for street, strip, rally and oval track competition.

The giant US Hoosier Racing Tire manufacturing plant is in Plymouth, Indiana, USA and produces race tyres 24 hours a day. The plant was first opened in 1979 and was the world’s first facility dedicated to the exclusive production of racing tyres and has grown to be the world’s leading producer.

Hoosier Tire Australia can supply a wide range of Hoosier tyres for several different racing divisions as well as Hoosier apparel, track wear and pit accessories for racers and fans alike. From speedway to drag racing to street, Hoosier Racing Tires are designed for champions and will help racers get to the finish line first.

Shamrock Haulage

Shamrock Haulage started in 2009 as one man with a Twin Steer Hiab Crane Truck and a vision to create a company with a focus on streamlined heavy lift service for clients. Shamrock Haulage has grown into a booming, privately owned company, dedicated to exceeding its client’s expectations with a focus on achieving the highest safety, quality, and production results-based culture possible.

Shamrock Haulage offers an Integrated Management System, incorporating a highly refined Health, Safety and Quality suite. Fully licensed, insured and nationally accredited, Shamrock Haulage is equipped to service any Crane Truck needs.

Transformance Mechanical Engineering (TME)

Transformance Mechanical Engineering (TME) is an Automotive Engineering workshop that provides clients with optimal solutions for their automotive needs. TME’s Springwood facility includes a vast array of equipment, meaning they have the right tools for the best possible result. As well as the usual mechanical tools, the workshop includes specialist equipment such as Corner Weighting Scales, AC/DC TIG Welder, Hydraulic Press, Pipe Bender, Lathe, Mill and an All-Wheel-Drive Mainline Chassis Dynamometer.

Having the correct equipment is one part of the automotive engineering puzzle, TME also have the engineering expertise needed to utilise the equipment to its full potential to provide clients with the best possible result.

MRF Tyres

MRF Tyres are available from Pinnacle Tyres who also has a great selection of the world-renowned Speedline Wheels. The business is made up of Tony Sullens, who has been involved in the Sport of Rallying for over 30 years. He has competed in the Australian Rally Championship, as well as Targa Tasmania. Tony has a great knowledge of cars and setup, and how to get the most from your MRF tyres.

Darrin Trigg is a very highly regarded Automotive Mechanic and has had many years of experience in all facets of the automotive industry and is also a part time teacher to the mechanical trade.

Together, Darrin and Tony make a great team to help you get the best performance and the right tyre for your application.

SW Motorsport

SW Motorsport specialise in historic Datsun and Nissan vehicles and have more than 20 years’ experience in the preparation and modification of high-performance cars. SW Motorsport, under the direction of Steward Wilkins, offer an extensive range of high quality and hard to get parts for rally, race, street and historic motoring.

Premier Pools

Premier Pools was created by John Long and Klaus Christochowitz in 1983. Both John and Klaus are still directors in conjunction with sons Damien Long and Justin Christo and they take pride in being responsible for the business’ daily management. Between them all they have over 130 years’ experience in the swimming pool industry.

Premier Pools has designed and constructed over 6000 pools in 35 years. Some of Australia’s largest and best known commercial and residential builders choose Premier Pools to design and construct their pools, as they are recognised as industry leaders.

Specialised Brake and Clutch Service

Specialised Brake and Clutch Service (Penrith) began operating in St. Mary’s in 1968 and are currently located in Penrith. SBCS has a vast knowledge of the Brake and Clutch industry and are able to provide a high level of expertise to the trade in the form of quality products and services.

SBSC stock more than just brake and clutch products, they also have fuel injection components, power steering pumps and racks, shock absorbers, radiators plus much more. They also offer a large range of services including disc, drum and flywheel machining as well as brake hose and cable manufacturing.

Techworkz Automotive

Techworkz Automotive was founded in 2010 in Tuggeranong by owner Michael Harding. Over the years he has developed Techworkz into a well-known workshop to the Canberra Subaru scene. After almost 10 years in Tuggeranong, Techworkz has now ventured to bigger things, moving their workshop to Fyshwick.

Techworkz as a team, has over 30 years’ experience in Subaru’s with knowledge in maintaining, building, racing and driving them. They expand their knowledge everyday with new technologies being brought out by Subaru and other manufacturers. The Techworkz team take pride in the work they do, so you can be sure your vehicle will be treated with the highest care, using only the best quality parts.

The Techworkz Rally Team has competed in events supporting local Canberra car clubs such as Brindabella Motorsports Club and the Light Car Club of Canberra and has sponsored the ACT Rally Championship and the Rally NSW series since 2013. Highly regarded within the rally community as well as the local community, Techworkz can be your go to for car servicing, repairs and maintenance.

SSS Automotive

SSS Automotive is a specialist parts importer for Japanese vehicles, stocking high performance, standard and hard-to-find parts for imported and locally delivered vehicles. This includes Nissan Syline GTR, GTS and GTST, Nissan Silvia, Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Isuzu, Daihatsu and Mazda.

SSS Automotive has an established yard and reliable buying networks in Japan. Their experience in Japan benefits customers enormously. They travel there regularly and hand-pick and pack the stock, including low kilometre engines and half-cuts. This ensures that the parts are of the highest quality and means SSS can confidently stand behind the warranty to customers. SSS Automotive stock performance engines (turbo and non-turbo), half cuts (front and rear), wheels in a variety of sizes, and thousands of used parts and panels to suit a variety of applications for street, rally and race use.

Premier Panel Beating

Premier Panel Beating is a family owned business that has been trading for over 30 years and is a major vehicle repairer and one of the most respected in the Bankstown area. The combination of quality repairs and the latest in smash repair technology has ensured their continued success. Premier Panel Beating operate a very efficient business and will guarantee a professional job at a competitive price. The business’ focus is to deliver a personal and friendly experience to all customers and provide the highest quality and service possible.

Premier Panel Beating has 10 full time staff members who have each been with the business for a long period of time and are constantly being trained and retained to ensure the best possible outcome is met at all times.

Keith Byrn is the proprietor and Kelvin Smith is the manager. They have both been in the repairs industry for over 45 years. Both are experts in all different aspects of smash repairs. Premier Panel Beating has been a Motor Traders Association (MTA) members for the past 30 years.

Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint, Premier Pools partnership

By Events, News, Rallysprint, Tarmac Rallysprint

premierpoolslogoSydneys leading pool builder, Premier Pools, has joined the 2016/17 Summer series as a level 1 partner.
Joining Whiteline, Premier Panel Beating and Sportsclassic.
Club members John and Damien Long will contribute to the events budget allowing some new technology to be used for even more PR.
“We have watched this event grow over the past two years and we want to be involved with the PR that this event will bring see it grow for the future years” Damien Said.

The  first event starts at Sydney International Dragway on Oct 20th
More information on the Whitline Tarmac  rallysprint series here