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LETTER: 'Thank you for letting us play in your back yard'

Fans watch Shaun Dragona and Annette Dragona as they make their way past the Hillyard spectator point in their 2002 Subaru WRX STi during the Brakes Direct Border Ranges Rally. Contributed Photos by Australian Motorsport Magazine. www.ausmotomag.com.au
Fans watch Shaun Dragona and Annette Dragona as they make their way past the Hillyard spectator point in their 2002 Subaru WRX STi during the Brakes Direct Border Ranges Rally. Contributed Photos by Australian Motorsport Magazine. www.ausmotomag.com.au Contributed Photos by Australian

TO THE community of Kyogle and surrounding areas.

I would like to thank the community of Kyogle for the whole hearted welcome to the rally community for the Brakes Direct Border Ranges Rally that was recently held in your beautiful part of the world.

From the locals who were involved in some format or other it was a truly remarkable event.

Kyogle Council, Gold Coast & Tweed Motorsporting Club and all the other organisations that had to approve, or were involved with, the event and tick off on the permits, thank you for your support.

I would like to thank the fire marshals that were on standby for refuelling, the people involved with making and serving food at the show ground, the sponsors, esp the local sponsors, that contributed, all the people that helped with road blocks, road closures, start and finish controls, marshals in any form, recovery crew, emergency services, the people who travelled just to do some form of official work and mostly the locals who came out in support of the event.

We met some fantastic locals, like the ladies at the Wiangaree General Store that made us lunch on Friday, superb chicken and ham sandwiches.

Des Orielly (or Orion I didn't quite catch her surname) at Dave's Bake House (a sponsor of the event), loved the food there also.

Des was a wealth of information and she told us that the amount of locals who supported the event was massive and that the community wanted the event to be held there again.

All the locals that came up and talked to us at pre start and that took photos, asked questions and were genuinely interested in the cars and the event, thank you so much.

We stayed at Casino at the Clydesdale Motel, (Only because we were late to book at Kyogle and it was all booked out).

Stuart looked after us superbly and the steak we had there for dinner on Friday night was delicious.

A massive shout to the locals who had the properties on the roads that were closed for the day and some of the night, thank you so much.

I know some of these properties had parties that people seemed to enjoy immensely.

It wasn't hard to tell, barbecues, fires and beverages all round.

I know there were also non supporters of the event (as) we did see signs that were not favourable.

There was an incident of a serious nature at Toonumbar and that stage had to be cancelled for the second pass.

(We) hope all ended well there, and at the end of Hiilyards night stage as we were waving and thanking the marshals and officials a local made it be known that we shouldn't be there.

I am sorry for the intrusion for the event but the amount of positives that we received for the event seemed to well and truly outweigh the negatives.

If the event is run again next year we will be there in a heartbeat, fantastic roads, fantastic support and a fantastic community.

If I have missed any one that was involved in the event I apologise for my inexperience.

Once again Kyogle and surrounding areas, thank you for letting us play in your back yard.

Car 36 Doug Foster and Debbie Applewaite

Topics:  brakes direct border ranges rally, doug foster, kyogle, motorsports



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