After a five-month hiatus due to COVID-19 interruptions, rally driver Brendan Reeves returned to action at the weekend - securing top results in his Datsun 1600.
Reeves and co-driver Kate Catford finished first within the 2WD category and second overall at the Western Victorian Crane Trucks Valley Stages Rally in Yarra Glen.
"The car performed really well today," Reeves said.
"We've been able to improve the handling into tight corners as well as the acceleration out of the corners which we've struggled with in previous events.
"It's good to know that the time and effort that has been spent working on the car has been worth it. We'll continue to fine tune the car to make it even better."
The event was consisted of ten stages at 156km in total distance. and included a mixture of shire and forestry roads.
The rally was no stranger to Reeves who'd completed the event in previous years, but this year the route was chartered and not guided by usual pace notes.
"The roads were in great condition after recent rain in the area," he said.
"The warm and muggy weather did make it a tough event. Fortunately the only stages where dust was a problem was on Mt. Slide."
"Kate did a great job again today and we are now eagerly awaiting the final event of the season, the Gippsland Rally on December 4 where they will be in contention to win the 2WD title.
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