TARGA Releases Schedule, Regulations & Exciting Details For Inaugural Running Of TARGA High Country Sprint

After a frantic week of pulling together a myriad of exciting activities and all the important components, TARGA is excited to release the details for the upcoming TARGA High Country Sprint on 11 & 12 February. 


Entries are now open until 31 January.  The entry fee is $2,750 including GST for both days, or there is a one-day competition option for $1,950 plus GST.  The two-day fee includes the following items;

• Event entry

• Merchandise pack of two TARGA High Country Sprint sports bags and polo shirts

• Two Welcome Lunch tickets- Buffet lunch with cash bar operating

• Two Welcome Party tickets- Nibbles and drinks included

• Two on-course lunches each day

• Hire of RallySafe device

• Towing Service to the top of the mountain

• Two vinyl door panels and two vinyl number plates 

• Up to six registered service crew



• Documentation & Scrutiny – 10.00am to 3.00pm – Village Plaza- Mt. Buller

• Welcome Lunch – 1.00pm to 3.00pm- Spurs Mt. Buller

• Compulsory Competitor Briefing – 4.00pm – Mt. Buller Cinema

• Compulsory First Timers Briefing and Q&A – 5.00pm – Mt. Buller Cinema

• Welcome Party – 6.00 to 7.30pm – The Whitt, Mt. Buller


• Ceremonial Start – from 7.00am – Mt. Buller Village

• Eight Stages of Competition – from 7.00am

• Mansfield TARGAfest & Competitor Lunch – Mansfield- 2.00pm to 5.30pm

• TARGA Bar – From 4.00pm – Mt. Buller


• Ceremonial Start – from 7.00am – Mt. Buller Village

• Eight Stages of Competition – from 8.00am

• Mirimbah Store Competitor Lunch – Mirimbah from 11.30am

• Official Finish – From 3.00pm – Village Square- Mt. Buller

• Finish Party & TARGA Bar – From 3.00pm – Mt. Buller


The rallysprint permit issued for this event will see the following competitions permitted to take part.

• TARGA Tour 120km/h

• Mt. Buller TSD Trophy  130km/h
• Shannons Thoroughbred Trophy 130km/h
• Mansfield Shire GT Sports Trophy 130km/h
• Shannons Classic  200km/h
• Dutton Garage Early Modern 2 200km/h
• Mansfield Shire Early Modern 4 200km/h
• Mt. Buller GT Production 200km/h

Each competition will compete separately, as normal, and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded at the conclusion of stages on Sunday 12 February.  The overall winner and subsequent results for this section will be based on the smallest amount of penalty time scored over the full sixteen stages, covering all vehicles from all competitions, except TSD Trophy.  Classic & Thoroughbred Trophy penalty time will be calculated without handicap for these results only.

Supplementary Regulations are available HERE


It was announced last week that the course would include three stages, with one going down the mountain and two going up.  This was based on a three-run maximum allowed under rallysprint rules.  However, during this week, we have been approved to make four runs in the uphill direction, so the course will now be the two uphill stages with four runs each day, making 16 stages in total.

This will greatly assist with turnaround times at Mirimbah in removing the need to flip the lower stage each time. It also means competitors should only need service assistance at the bottom of the mountain, where there will be a formal service park available for use during both days.  

By the very nature that the course needs to be driven just to attend the event, compulsory reconnaissance will not apply.

A course map is shown below


A first time complementary Welcome Lunch will be held high on the mountain at Spurs from 1.00pm to 3.00pm on 10 February.  Come along and catch up with everyone.  As this is a non-competition day, you can even have a beer.

Lunch will be held in conjunction with TARGAfest in Mansfield on 11 February and on 12 February, lunch will be served at the Mirimbah Store after the second run on this day.

TARGA looks forward to welcoming back its loyal customers to Mt. Buller in just under a month’s time.  

Entries will remain open until 31 January.  Supplementary Regulations are available HERE.

For further enquiries:  Competitions Manager, Blaise Heaney: blaise@targa.com.au  or 03 6144 9504