Some of the photos available from the 2021 Walky 100 run on the roads and tracks around Eudunda and Robertstown. Contact me via the email address or through the website for more photos. Several of the stages used in recent years were run in reverse direction bringing back the famous triple jump of One Big Hill, known as Coronation Hill stage for the 2021 event. All stages were run twice and the three southern most stages, south of Eudunda were run in the dark.
Several big or familiar names were missing from the starting lineup, including Declan Dwyer (Mitsubishi EVO) who often contests only this one event in the SARC calendar, and often wins it, as well as Zayne Admiraal (2001 Subaru WRX), Mt Gambier pair of Paul Heenan/Andrew Kriesl in their Mitsubishi Galant VR4 and the Gehan family (Subaru WRX). This year’s event including 5 cars competing in a Regularity Class, tackling the first 3 stages, twice.
Jamie Pohlner had crossed to the darker side (if you are a Subaru fan) fronting up as first car on the road in a potent Mitsubishi EVO 9. Stuart Bowes and Mark Nelson in the Mercedes 450 SLC 5Litre were second on the road.
Provisional results indicate Jamie Pohlner/Adam Branford topped the podium, 1min 37.6secs clear of second placed Stuart Bowes/Mark Nelson, 1min 40.1secs ahead of 3rd placed Rob Hunt/Jeremy Browne (Mitsubishi EVO 6.5). 4th place, 40secs back from Rob was Ryan Poel/Bek Cutting (Subaru WRX). 5th place was Daren Herring/Matthew Woods.
The event has been notorious as a car breaker, and this year was no different. Nineteen cars in SARC Class finished the event. Retirements included: Nicholas Cagney/Ken Moore (engine misfire), Dale Cagney/Patrick Hughes (broken driveline), Carwyn Harries/Tom Pfitzner (blown motor), Wayne Mason/Mike Dale (mechanical), Molly Spalding/Douglas Johnson (unknown), Tony Webber/Liam Bache (hit tree), Neil Jamieson/Craig van Diemen (unknown), Jason Thiele/Lucy Gikonyo (no spotlights), Vaughan Bell/Daniel Blakemore (unknown), Adam Sullivan/Tim Broad (unknown).
SS2 Scotts Dale 1
SS4 Little Bit Backwards
SS6 Coronation Hill 2
SS8 Julia Creek 1
SS10 Terrabridgia 2