RELIABILITY proved the key to local driver Jason Noonan and navigator Sam Sapuppo’s second place in the auto division of the Sunraysia Safari Cross Country Rally.
Racing over five days from August 7, the local duo finished the gruelling 1350km event in 12 hours, 11 minutes, one hour and 45 minutes in arrears of overall winners Michael Denham and Daniel Adam and 12 minutes clear of third-placed Rob Herridge and Sam Hill.
Competing in his first rally, Sapuppo paid tribute to the driving skills of Noonan.
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