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Cameron Pewsey in action in his 2002 SS Commodore in Round One

posted 27 Nov 2013, 19:32 by Unknown user
Tarmac rallying is a sport that is dominated by small, powerful, turbo-charged all-wheel-drives like the Subaru WRX and Mitsubishi Evo.

But Cameron Pewsey is showing that you can still be competitive, if you put in the time and effort, in a near-standard Holden Commodore.

Pewsey has made his 2002 SS V8 Commodore race ready by fitting a roll cage and beefing up the brakes, clutch and suspension as well as modify the exhaust but he says the engine is still basically stock standard.

And in the opening round of the McRae Motorsport Rallysprint Series at Perth Motorplex in Kwinana last month he finished ninth overall (in a field of 70) and first in his class (2WD over 2000cc) which attracts a wide range of entries from Porsche 911s to a Suzuki Swift and everything in between.

Pewsey says he is using this series as a warm-up for his second crack at Quit Targa West next year.

He competed in the tarmac rally for the first time last year and finished second in his class and 15th overall. Along the way he picked up a top five and a couple of top 10 finishes.

A couple of things went wrong last year so I am really keen to see if I can improve this year, he said.

Pewsey will be back in action in Round Two of the Rallysprint series at Perth Motorplex on Thursday, December 5. Competition starts at 6.30pm.

The Rallysprint Series is a tarmac rally contested over five rounds between November and March. To enter, all you need is a road registered car that meets all the required safety standards for brakes, tyres and seat belts.

The only additional equipment required is helmets for the driver and co-driver and a fire extinguisher. One day licences are available and multiple co-drivers can be nominated enabling the driver to share the experience with family or friends.

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