[KKR2015] Day 8 – Mildura to Mildura

An "easy" section of one of the rally legs!

An “easy” section of one of the rally legs!

Only two stages today, so everyone had the chance to make repairs to their Kars etc before we start the final two days of the 2015 Kidney Kar Rally! The day started with a Class 3 over 94k. More gates, sandy tracks and plenty to keep us on our toes. We came in even and were more than happy with that outcome. The second stage of the day was a massive challenge! A Class 4 over 85k that had more humps in it than I would like to remember! And they were all big ones and just didn’t seem to ever stop! A couple of corrections along the way where instructions were so close together I struggled to keep up with my navigation directives to Ken, but fortunately these were quickly corrected and we came in on time.

IMG_3273So at the end of the two stages we scored even and even, one of only two Kars to do so, both 4 wheel drives so we still lost our 2 points for the day for having that advantage. But once again, happy with an equal 5th on the day moving us up to 17th overall!

Tonight was the fancy dress or theme night we usually have once during the rally and this year the theme was ‘Masquerade’. There were some very creative masks indeed although when you need glasses to see where you are going, it did present a minor problem! The Ambos (Phil & Les) held their raffle tonight raising nearly $5000 which was immediately presented to Kidney Health Australia!

Tomorrow we head to Ouyen – where this year’s highest fund raisers hail from. But not before a visit to the tiny Underbool Primary School where we stop for lunch. The Road Director has promised us lots of sand tomorrow and will apparently have lots of recovery vehicles out on the tracks to pull people out of trouble…sounds like it’s going to be another big day!

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