Targa West rallies look healthy for another two years

Sponsorship is imperative for the health and longevity of tarmac rallying; Targa West Events is delighted to announce Healthway, and the Make Smoking History message, continue as major sponsor of both Targa West and Targa South West for the next two years.
Targa West Director Ross Tapper said that Healthway has partnered with Targa West for 19 years. 

Mr Ross Tapper OAM, Clerk of the Course. Photo: Dianne Bortoletto
“We pride ourselves on building quality and lasting relationships with our sponsors and we couldn’t be happier that our partnership with Healthway as naming rights sponsor will continue until at least the end of 2023,” Mr Tapper said.
“To be successful in rallying and all motorsport, a healthy lifestyle along with fitness and endurance is what’s needed, so it’s important to get the Make Smoking History message across.
“It’s thanks to the support of Healthway and other sponsors that the sport of rallying in Western Australia has a long history and a varied portfolio of events.”

Photo: CMR Photographic

Healthway is a state government agency that promotes and facilitates good health and activities which encourages healthy lifestyles.
Healthway CEO Ralph Addis said that Healthway, through Make Smoking History, is proud to support Targa West.
“Tobacco smoking is the single largest preventable cause of premature death and disease in Australia and Targa West Events is an appropriate vehicle to spread the Make Smoking History message to a wide audience,” Mr Addis said.
“Through our partnership, not only can we keep racing events smoke-free and provide people with support to help them quit, but also increase the availability of healthy food and drinks.”
Perth’s longest and most demanding tarmac rally is Make Smoking History Targa West. Run over four days in Perth and the surrounding areas, it is the State’s premium tarmac rally attracting the best cars and drivers from WA and Australia. 
Healthway is also silver sponsors of the GT Fabrication Bunbury Sprint, Auto One Targa Albany Sprint and the Shannons Targa Rallysprint series comprising of five events which are held at Perth Motorplex on Thursday evenings.
The 2022 Targa season starts with Make Smoking History Targa South West, a one-day rally on closed roads through the picturesque areas of Manjimup and Pemberton on 11 June.  
“Make Smoking History Targa South West suits all levels of motorsport experience – from the rookie competing in their first event to the serious competitor with a purpose-built tarmac rally car,” Mr Tapper said.

Ceremonial Start in Forrest Place. Photo: CMR Photographic

“We have a few electric cars competing too and we’d love to see this category grow – it’s a great opportunity for a spirited drive, for drivers to put their cars through their paces in a safe way. 
“Best of all, there’s a fantastic camaraderie between all competitors and officials which is one of the characteristics of rallying as sport,” Mr Tapper said. 
The 2022 Targa West Rally Calendar

Make Smoking History Targa Cup Annual Series
Make Smoking History Targa South West  11 June
Make Smoking History Targa West 8 – 11 September
The Engine Shop Targa City Sprint 11 Sep 2022
GT Fabrication Targa Bunbury Sprint 12 – 13 Nov 2022
Auto One Targa Albany Sprint  5 – 6 March 2023

Shannons Rallysprint at Perth Motorplex
Five events held on Thursdays once per month from November to March

To be kept up to date with Targa West events, please see www.targawest.com.au and like www.facebook.com/targawest
For assistance on quitting smoking, please see www.quitnow.gov.au.