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Simon Evans Dominates Sprint Auto Parts Rally SA Heat One

Simon and Sue Evans came closer to their third ARC title today after dominating today's first heat.

Simon Evans has placed one hand on the 2009 Australian Rally Championship trophy after today crushing a strong field during heat one of the Sprint Auto Parts Rally SA.

Leading the championship by just 8 points prior to the weekend, Evans now leads former teammate Neal Bates by a much more comfortable margin ahead of tomorrow’s final, championship deciding heat.

All set for SA showdown

Neal Bates and Coral Taylor believe their NBM Corolla S2000 can take them to back-to-back titles this weekend in South Australia

Defending Australian Rally Champions, Neal Bates and Coral Taylor, will go all out this weekend to secure back-to-back titles in the final rally of what has been one of the closest contested seasons in recent memory.

The four-time National Champions are a mere eight points behind series leaders and former team-mates, Simon and Sue Evans.

Bates had a constructive test on Friday near the team's base in Canberra and believes he and Taylor can do enough to claim a fifth Australian Rally Championship crown.

Evans brothers the big winners as Simon wins the rally and Eli the heat in Sprint Auto Parts Rally SA

Simon and Sue Evans clinched the Sprint Auto Parts Rally SA Today with Second in Heat two

The Evans family has dominated the final leg of the 2008 Sprint Auto Parts Rally SA as both Simon and Eli Evans triumphed today in challenging, wet and extremely slippery conditions.

It was a day of domination from the Victorian-based family as Simon and Sue Evans powered their Toyota Corolla S2000 entry from Team TRD to the outright win whilst Simon’s younger brother Eli clinched heat two in stunning fashion this afternoon.

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