Longest stage ever created for this weekend's Pacific Forest Rally.
Organizer Paul Westwick confirms the "Spius" Forest Special is a whopping 29km, but was needed to make up for necessary changes to the "Helmer" stage.
"The total length of the race is still fairly typical. With a culvert out at Helmer we had to shorten that course, so adding the longer stage makes up for that."
With the Merritt race happening two weeks later this year on account of the Fire Danger Rating, Westwick expects all three courses to challenge the 33-drivers participating.
The times, and locations of all three stages of this weekend's Canadian Rally Championship race can be found at www.pacificforestrally.com.