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SA Leads The Way With First Tarmac State Championship Round

In an exciting precursor to the well known Classic Adelaide Rally, the Southern Districts Car Club is proud to present the 2008 asp Adelaide Hills Tarmac Sprint Rally. Held on the 29th June 2008 in the beautiful hills south of Adelaide, the event this year will also feature as Round 3 of the South Australian Rally Championship.

This is a dynamic first for rallying in Australia, having a tarmac event included as a round of a State Rally Championship.

And continuing the tradition, this year’s winner will again be crowned the CAMS South Australian Tarmac Rally Champion.

Based out of Penny’s Hill Winery in the idyllic McLaren Vale wine region, rally crews will be put to the test over 57 competitive kilometres comprising 10 special bitumen stages and a total event distance of almost 330 kilometres.

This year 2 new stages have been added to challenge the crews in and around the Mt. Compass area, with many teams using the event as a shakedown in preparation for the Classic Adelaide Rally later this year.

Spectators will have several opportunities to view the rally cars at Penny’s Hill Winery, which will act as the start and finish points, as well as the Service Park and the venue for the Presentation Dinner.

The Adelaide Hills Tarmac Sprint Rally is again proudly sponsored this year by asp – Application Service Provider Pty Ltd. With asp you can securely access your company’s applications and data from anywhere, anytime. Find out more at

According to a spokesperson for the Southern Districts Car Club, “our aim is to provide a tarmac event that is affordable and acts as a stepping stone to other major national and international tarmac events”.

Entries are already flooding in, and with numbers restricted to a maximum of 80 crews, there seems sure to be a waiting list.

For further information please see or phone Debra on 0407 874 050.