• Shannons Rally SA - Rally of the Heartland

    25 - 27 April 2025

    Supported by:

Australia’s newest event for Classic Cars
A Round of the MRF South Australian Rally Championship
A Round of the South Australian Regularity Series
A Round of the East Coast Classic Rally Series (2WD/4WD)

We are delighted that the Rally of the Heartland will return in 2025 – with naming rights sponsor Shannons Insurance continuing into a third year, and all our other partners continuing to support us.

LAZER High Performance Lighting continues the sponsor panel with new awards for night stages and AUTOPRO continue with their support

It will again be a competitive event of approximately 500 kilometres based in Burra and the mid north and will again include a “ride” day as a feature.

It is planned for the 25th, 26th and 27th of April 2025, and the competition will run on the Friday, Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night and Sunday. Friday will see the running of at least two prologue stages, which will count towards the results.

The Event will be open to Classic Rally Cars (C1-C4) and other Rally Cars accepted as being suitable for the Event by the Organisers. We want to make it as easy as possible to enter and manage the requirements of scrutineering and documentation.

Quick Summary:

  • Naming rights sponsor is SHANNONS INSURANCE.
  • Long night stages in full darkness, full fee entrants only
  • Easy liaisons.
  • Service Park is in Burra at Paxton Square and Burra Community School.
  • Minimum time away from home, but near 500 competitive kms in total.
  • No local testing, no recce. This is a “blind” event. It is a road book only rally.
  • Regional Scrutiny is allowed/encouraged across the board with spot checks during the event
  • RallySafe is mandatory for all cars
  • Five MIVs will be in attendance, covering all stages accordingly
  • Parc fermé for the SARC competitors only
  • Entries limited to 70 – a starting spot can be reserved by a payment of $400 inc tax, which would be deducted from the entry fee, and is not refundable.
  • There is an invitational and a regularity category, and opportunity to compete in various sections of the event only
  • New award of a Senior and Junior plate has been continued

There is a wide range of accommodation available in the region including Paxton Square cottages (step out of your room into your service area!), Paxton Square Caravan Park, Hotel accommodation in Burra as well as lots of wonderful guest houses in the area. There is also camping available at the Burra Showgrounds. For further details, refer https://www.visitburra.com/accommodation/ and https://bookburra.guestybookings.com/

Remember that all our sponsors help to make this event possible, so please buy their products and use their services whenever you can. Shannons Insurance, Boileau Business Technology, MSS Safety, Black Nitro, Southcott Hydraulic Systems and Creative Cardboard all support us in many ways.

Goyder Council and Northern Areas Council, and the residents of the region provide valued support and enthusiasm, and we thank them sincerely.

Many local organisations are also supporting us and allowing us into their community. If you intend to buy groceries, snacks, top up the tow car etc. please do so locally and let people know you are with the rally.

Remember that our event is also made possible through some 250+ volunteer officials. Give them a thank you, a smile, and a wave whenever you encounter them.

Note too, that we like to be unfailingly pleasant in all our interactions with everybody. It is a mantra for us, and I hope will be for all involved.

Rally SA has a YouTube channel now. On it are a lot of videos from the recent Shannons Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland, some featuring Colin Clark Rally, and some training videos featuring Rozy Fisher.

You can find them here: – https://www.youtube.com/@rallyofsa/videos

Check it out, lots of cool content to see. There is a subscribe button on the page at top right – hit SUBSCRIBE and keep up with new videos as we do them.


Ivar Stanelis
Rally Director / Clerk of Course

Shannons Rally Heartland – 25-27 April 2025

South Australian Rally Championship 

Round 1 of the MRF South Australian Rally Championship
Round 1 of the MRF South Australian Regularity Series
Round 3 of the East Coast Classic Rally Series

PO Box 3421 NORWOOD SA 5067
mobile 0418 834 311 (Ivar) 0448 832 001 (Nancye)
Web: www.rallysa.com.au
email [email protected]
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rallyheartland/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@rallyofsa/videos

Entry List

Supp Regs (19/07/2024)

FAQs V1 (02/07/2024)

MEDIA & COLIN CLARK (27/03/2024)

Event of the Year (08/12/2023)

Officials Training Videos (23/04/2023)

Rally Guide (coming soon)

Expression of Interest