Ratec Motorsport Inc. as promoter of the Ashley Forest Rallysprint, are pleased to announce that Winmax Brakes by Paddon Rallysport will be the principal sponsor for the 2018 event which will be held on 22 & 23 September.
Paddon Rallysport now supply these brake pads that are trusted by race and rally teams across the globe, Winmax brake pads have been put to the test in some of the most gruelling competitions on earth. Winmax brake pads are developed by serious engineers who are specialists in chemical compounds and braking technology. They are constantly developing new compound combinations for specific racing conditions which is why they are a favourite among top professional race and rally teams who demand the best. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Ratec Motorsport Inc. has been running the Ashley Forest Rallysprint since 1979. This iconic event is staged over a 1.7 kilometre (55% uphill) course in the Ashley Forest, North Canterbury. It has challenged competitors and thrilled spectators over the years, where the magic minute has been the challenge for all prospective winners. The late Kim Austin was a regular in breaking the magic minute and his 1999 winning run of 56.57 in a 4WD Mitsubishi Starion V8 which remained the course record until 2016 when Sloan Cox broke it three times over the weekend. Sloan’s new course record of 55.23 stood for a year when in 2017 he set a new record of 54.96. Also falling in 2017 was Kim Austin’s 1988 Two Wheel Drive record of 1:02.45 by the narrowest of margins to Chris Hey in his Toyota MR2. Over the years winners have included national rally champions Neil Allport, Tony Teesdale, the late Possum Bourne and more recently Hayden Paddon and Matt Summerfield together with other big names in the sport.
With World Rally Championship competitor Hayden Paddon, Hyundai i20 AP4++, the powerful combination of Scottish rally star Alister McRae in the ex-Possum Bourne Vantage Subaru WRC rally car plus International Rallycross driver Sloan Cox, defending champion and course record holder in his Hillclimb Special Mitsubishi Evo 8 entered, it will be a great weekend of motorsport not to be missed.
Click HERE to see the entry list as of August 27th.