Reprinted from www.snakeracing.com.au
Podium finish for Ryan Smart at Coffs Coast Rally 2012
Congratulations to the boys and the team at Snake Racing. After a very long week here in Coffs Harbour full of tests days, recce, media days and two days of rallying it was all worth the effort everyone put in with a podium position for the team and 3 out of 4 Snake crews finishing in the top 6.
Today Ryan Smart and John Allen Car #94 delivered some very impressive times in the Side x Side class of the Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally which saw him claw his way back into 3rd position. This was very pleasing to all after yesterdays issues with the vehicle. Once the car was up and running again Ryan finished Heat 1 yesterday with a win in SS8 and this certainly gave Ryan the edge he needed as he spent most of today only a second or 2 off the pace and kept the pressure on Cody Crocker who finished in 1st place.
Congratulations must also go to 2 of our other crews Mick Smith and Michael Sales Car #99 and father and son Nathan and Les Chivers Car #96 who both finished the rally with a great result.
Mick Smith’s steady approach paid off for him as he just wanted to finish the rally and he managed to do that without any problems over the weekend and placed 5th in the Side X Side class. Mick was very happy with his result considering this type of event is new to him in 2012.
Unfortunately Nathan also suffered from some issues with the vehicle on day 1 which saw him miss 2 stages but he managed to give it all he had and finish in 6th outright which was fantastic. Heat 2 SS9 saw Nathan achieve a time just over 1 second behind Cody which was amazing and really goes to show he has the talent needed to keep this rallying interesting.
It was great to see Snake take out a podium position and as this is the first year Snake has been involved with an ARC event everyone is pretty stoked. After the storm hit and everyone stood in the rain the sun shone through and we were able to enjoy seeing our boys receive their trophy which was a thrill for the whole team.
Snake Racing is very proud to be part of such a great motoring event and are really happy to see the enthusiasm behind the Side x Side class. We are sure that it will only grow from here.