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Second Win in WA Championship for Young and Beckwith

October 5, 2020

New Zealander Mike Young and co-driver Scott Beckwith took their second win in a row at the 2020 West Australian Rally Championship Karri Rally driving a Maximum Motorsport Subaru Impreza.

After winning the last round, the Forest Rally by just 0.5 seconds, this time it was a more comfortable margin of 1 minute 47 seconds ahead of 2nd place John O’Dowd in a Skoda Fabia R5. Young and O’Dowd were locked in a tight battle for the first two stages with a win a piece, but after the first service break Young started to edge ahead.

“The Karri Rally stages really suited me, really fast and flowing and where you have to be committed to the notes. A big thanks to Scott and Maximum Motorsport for the car, it ran well all day”, said Young at the finish.

The Maximum Motorsport team were equally happy “Great event – everything went to plan, no problems or issues with the car and Mike and Scott executed a near perfect rally”, said team owner Dean Herridge.

Young’s win moves him to 2nd place in the West Australia Rally championship with 160 points, 16 behind current leader O’Dowd.

Although Young is yet to confirm if he will do any further events in the championship, with only one more round to go the Safari Darling Rally on November 7th, O’Dowd only needs to finish second to win the WA championship for a 3rd time.

In the co-driver championship its bit tighter, Beckwith just two points behind O’Dowds co-driver Toni Feaver – if Young can win the final round, Beckwith will win.

Mike Young Motorsport is sponsored on this event by Cusco, Dunlop, Morley Tyre Centre, Humble Bee Finance, Montague Partners, Powerplay Perth, Dunsborough Holiday Homes, GO Logistics, Yoda Rallying and APSM.

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