Announcing our naming rights sponsor – The Middle of Everywhere
The Gippsland Rally team is proud to announce their extended partnership with the Shire of Wellington. The Shire’s tourism brand, The Middle of Everywhere is now the naming rights sponsor of this fresh event.
“We are absolutely delighted to have The Middle of Everywhere as our principal naming rights sponsor for Gippsland Rally. Rallying is all about taking you to different destinations, and we are excited to let the Gippsland Rally showcase what the region has to offer.
Rallying has been part of this area at the grass roots level over many years. Now crews from across Australia will also experience some of Victoria’s best mountainous roads and also enjoy the hospitality from the Heyfield township and the central Gippsland region”, enthused Clerk of Course Andrew Roseman.
The Middle of Everywhere Gippsland Rally in Heyfield is just under two and a half hour’s drive, 200km, east of Melbourne. The event is Round 5 of the RSEA Motorsport Australia Rally Championship and Round 4 of the Till Hino Victorian Rally Championship.
The national championship action is all-daylight on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. The state championship action is on Saturday 27 August.
The rally will enter the mountains north west of Heyfield, between Walhalla, Toombon and Glenfalloch. The RSEA Motorsport Australia Rally Championship teams will run over new stages on Sunday in a different area of Gippsland.
We’re planning on featuring one major spectator point on Saturday. You can catch all the teams, national and state championships at the Stoney Creek Road and Downings Road intersection. This will be the ultimate place to see the cars enter from a fast straight, turn left, then immediately right in a hairpin turn which leads out to a slight left bend uphill. The cars will run through twice, but between those runs, you’ll be able to take the 20 minute trip to the Heyfield Service Park to watch the teams there.
There are two spectator points planned for Sunday’s action, and they’ll be announced leading up to the event. Hint – they’re very different terrain and road types to Saturday’s, not too much farther away from Heyfield.
Read about last year’s event in our News Feed.
There’s a lot of great options for accomodation in the area. Whether you’re on a strict budget or want to lux it up, check out The Middle of Everywhere website, or ever better, download the app to enhance your Gippsland experience!