Peter Neal and Maurer brothers contest Orange round of AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series

Peter Neal, of Oxley Island, finished sixth in the Orange round of the AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series.
Peter Neal, of Oxley Island, finished sixth in the Orange round of the AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series.

The Orange round of the AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series produced mixed results for local drivers.

Veteran competitor Peter Neal, from Oxley Island, kept pace with the leaders throughout the nine stages.

For many of the middle stages, Peter was a matter of milliseconds off the quickest time.

Out of the 48 car field, Peter, alongside navigator Craig Whyburn, finished sixth.

Andrew Maurer, originally from Gloucester, was another top contender through to the final stage.

His combined time of 2:02:16 was the fifth best of the weekend.

Unfortunately, the good fortune didn't go the way of his brother, Daniel.

With navigator and uncle Ken, Daniel was in line for top honours until a power steering line blow out ended his campaign at the sixth stage.

Racing continues at Bega on the June long weekend.

Then it's a return to the Great Lakes in July for the Bulahdelah Rally. The final will be the inaugural Port Macquarie Rally on the last weekend in October.