Byford’s top co-driver: Western Australian Rally Championships

Toni Feaver has claimed the co-drivers championship.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d444480
Toni Feaver has claimed the co-drivers championship.Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d444480

BYFORD rally co-driver Toni Feaver has claimed the championship for co-drivers by one point in the Western Australian Rally Championships.

Co-drivers score points in the same way as the winning drivers, but as co-drivers do not always stay with the same driver throughout the season, the winning co-driver does not necessarily line up with the winning driver.

Feaver has competed with Robert Webber for the whole season so far, in a Mitsubishi Evo.

On the weekend at the Carrington’s Safari, Garry Whittle was crowned the winning driver while Feaver achieved her narrow win over Glenn Macneall.

The role of a co-driver is to act as the navigator by reading pace notes to the driver of the upcoming angle and severity of turns.

Feaver said her aim at the start of the season was to finish as high as possible in the championship.

“I only realised I was leading the championship the other day,” Feaver said.

The 38-year-old said she had amazing trust in her driver.

“I wouldn’t get in the car with anybody,” she said.

“He’s a personal friend and he is a very decent guy and we have lots of respect and trust for each other.”

As well as driving in the Western Australian Rally Championship, Feaver has competed in Targa West, plus travelled around the country to compete in rallies including Targa Tasmania.

Feaver drove in autocross from 1992-95, before making the change to be a rally co-driver.

She said she had always had a passion for cars, which came from her family and friends.