It's been up and running at Mount Canobolas since 2010 but on Saturday, The Australian Motorsport Action Group's (AMSAG) Southern Cross Rally Series won't take a pit stop at Orange after the meeting was cancelled on advice from Forestry NSW.
AMSAG president Michael Bannon is in charge of the annual, six-round series that's held at various spots around the country and says the annual race day at Orange has always been a popular one.
"Our average at these events is around 45 cards but last year's Orange show had over 50... it's one of the more popular events on our calendar," Bannon said.
The first 2020 race day, which was slated to take place at Rosewood (QLD), has already been cancelled and while the Mount Canobolas meeting has followed suit, Bannon thinks the association isn't too far away from holding its first fixture.
"We're hoping to hold our next event at Bulahdelah in July," he said.
Peter Crich is the rally organiser for Orange and said the decision to shut down it down is one he's known about for a couple of months.
"We had police approval to do it but when Forestry NSW started shutting things down, that made it an issue for us and we were forced to cancel," Crich said.
"Everyone's been working together to try to lock in a date for the event."
The Southern Cross Rally Series' stop is one Crich says has regularly got as much talent on display as any other sporting event on offer in region.
"The drivers are very skilled and spectators get to see a variety of different machines," he said.
"We've got the Evo and the WRX in the modern category and the Datsun and Gemini in the classic."
Last year's line-up vouched for Crich's claims as the Australian rally champion Nathan Quinn entered into the local event. His navigator was Bathurst's Ray Winwood-Smith.
The 2019 event also included Bathurst's Ron Moore in his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6.
As far as an exact time for the next Mount Canobolas fixture, Crich and company have been planning that out ever since the initial cancellation was confirmed.
"We only have two options at the moment and it will either be September or November," he said.
"We try not to have two Southern Cross Rally Series events running at the same time so that drivers are able to compete at multiple," he said.
"It comes down to forestry and its operations and also the weather... if it's going to be two-inches of rain we won't be having it. It's risky enough without rain."
The next scheduled AMSAG event is on July 18.