RUSLYN RALLY TEAM
1. How long have you been in rallying:
2. When you’re not driving, what do you do (for a living):
Vegetation Auditor for ETSA Utilities
3. Family, children, pets:
Wife – Lynette, two boys – Darcy 7 & Cooper 4, Animals – Sheep, Chooks.
4. What do you drive:
Rally vehicle is a Subaru WRX STi 2001 (bug eyes), green and gold. Tow vehicle is Nissan Patrol. Tow vehicle for caravan is a Chevy Silverado and all have Lightforce lights fitted.
5. Modifications to your vehicle:
Run in Group N trim, Drummond 50mm suspension, 5 speed Pfitzner Dog box gearbox, Ecuteck tuning, 33mm restrictor.
6. First rally competition vehicle:
7. Dream vehicle:
Lamborghini Contarge LP 500
8. Best race wins:
1st in novice event in 1989, it was the 1st ever event I went in; 2nd outright in the 2010 Copyworld Walky 100 Robertstown Rally; and 2nd in Kuitpo Forest Rally which lead to winning the 2010 South Australian Rally Championship.
9. Favourite race track:
Wirrabara Forest in the wet.
10. Favourite competition:
Robertstown Rally. You either have a really good event or it all goes wrong.
11. Favourite “Off The Beaten Track”:
Anywhere with no one around and I can put a fishing line in the water.
12. Favourite Lightforce product:
Up to 2009 was HID’s but the new Genesis 12v Halogens have blown me away with the spread and distance.
13. Career Highlight:
Competing in the World Rally Championships in WA in 2006. Winning the State Championship.
14. Career Goal:
2010 goal was to win the SA State Rally Championship which I achieved. Now I would like to have a Top 5 finish in the Australian Rally Championship.
15. Who is your idol (can be anyone!):
In rallying it is Sebastian Loeb. He is a master behind the wheel.
16. Dead or Alive – which 4 famous people would you invite to your next BBQ:
Sir Jack Brabham – someone who can engineer, build and race a vehicle to win a world championship. Sebastian Loeb – looks so smooth behind the wheel. An artist at work. John Butler – to watch someone who can play an instrument with skill and ease. President of the USA – to listen to someone with aura and an ability to talk to anyone.
17. Are you Arnold Schwarzenegger or Hugh Grant:
Neither, I ‘m more a Hugh Jackman – a jack of all trades.