12 Jul 2015 Auchenflower Rd Rally Sprint #3

With 9 km of smooth gravel, three bridges, some fast straights and several high speed blind brows, Auchenflower Rd provides a real challenge for drivers and cars. One of our longer sprints, Auchenflower Rd is a favourite for many of our local drivers who have driven it many times over the years. Situated just south of Sheffield, Canterbury it’s a wicked road with one of the fastest sections in our sprint series.

A massive 54 cars and drivers lined up for the event and with a return loop via public roads. Congratulations to overall winner Mike Tall, Chris Herdman winner of class 1 (0-1300cc), Garry Cowan winner of class 2 (1301-1600cc), Deane Buist winner of class 3 (1601+cc) and David Clearwater winner of class 4 (4WD).

For 2015 it was run as a “rally sprint” so drivers had to carry a passenger. Thanks to local community who agreed to let us play on their road and they put on some great fund-raising food for the Glentunnel School. 

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Mike Tall winner of the 2015 Auchenflower Rd Rally Sprint
Great video by Richard Caldwell


From Darfield continue on main West Coast Road for approximately 6.3km, turn left into Auchenflower Road. Follow this to the intersection of Deans Road (approximately 3km). Cross over Deans Road.