The entry list for the highly anticipated PowerPlay Adelaide Hills Rally is starting to take shape, with entries remaining open until 6pm ACST on Friday 29 September.
Many of Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship’s (ARC) top rally crews are already confirmed to take part in the penultimate round of the season, with both the outright and class titles expected to go right down to the wire.
The event will also host the final round of the 2023 Motorsport Australia South Australia Rally Championship (SARC), while the South Australian Regularity Series will give rally enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the rally’s stages on a smaller budget.
Headlining the early entries are current championship leaders Lewis Bates and Anthony McLoughlin, who will be looking to hold off the in-form Harry Bates and Coral Taylor after back-to-back round wins in Queensland and Gippsland.
A number of ARC Cup contenders are also confirmed for the South Australian event, including 2WD Cup champions-elect for 2023, Ben and Cathy Hayes aboard their Subaru BRZ.
The duo may have already wrapped up the class honours, but will still compete for White Wolf Constructions ARC Production Cup glory, with current leaders Bodie Reading and Mark Young also confirmed to take part.
Running as the fourth and final sprint event for 2023, the rally will see crews complete 187 competitive kilometres over 25 stages, which be split into two heats and points will be on offer in both.
The event will begin with two stages at The Bend Motorsport Park, before the second day of competition will have competitive stages throughout the Callington, Mt Barker, and Meadows to Strathablyn regions.
Sunday will then see the final stages take place in the Rockleigh and Walkers Flat regions and back again for a number of special stages.
The fifth round of the Bosch Motorsport Australia Rally Championship will take place in the Adelaide Hills on 13-15 October.