2018 BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship
St George - May 4-6    |    Finke - June 8-11    |    Rainbow - August 10-12                  

2018 ARB Australian Off Road Racing Championship
Griffith - March 16-18     |     Mildura - April 20-22     |     Sea Lake - June 08-10     |     Waikerie - July 13-15     |     Goondiwindi - Aug 17-19     |     Millicent - Sept 21-23

Awesome Foursome
Friday, 20 January 2012
A new look 2012 Australian Off Road Championship has just been announced by AORCom. Featuring four rounds, the fresh approach to the championship sees the existing Goondiwindi 400 and Pines Enduro joined on the national stage by the Sea Lake Mallee Rally and an exciting new race at Gatton in Queensland. The change from the existing five round format was sparked by the organisers of the Hyden 450, Finke Desert Race and Flinders 450 withdrawing their events from participation in the 2012 AORC.

As a result, the 2012 championship will kick off with the Sea Lake Mallee Rally on the Queens Birthday long weekend in June. After an absence of over ten years from the AORC the popular Victorian state round, which is the second longest running offroad event in Australia, will once again take centre stage when the off roaders race around Lake Tyrell testing course.

With extreme wet weather plaguing the Goondiwindi 400 in recent years, the event has slid forward in the calendar from October to August to become the second round of the championship. With the aim of hunting some more favourable weather patterns, to allow the teams to test the full potential of their suspension on the famous Goondiwindi melon holes.

The Teagle Excavations ARB Pines Enduro at Millicent in South Australia will be the third cab off the rank. Its exciting race format will see the stadium style arena at Teagles Quarry and Tantanoola Pine Forests come alive as the off road racers blast down the tree lined forestry tracks and let their race cars fly in the arena.

The grand finale of the 2012 season will be a brand new event at Gatton in Queensland. Organised by the Brisbane Sporting Car Club, the race will be held just an hour west of Brisbane in the Lockyear Valley on virgin terrain, ensuring an exciting conclusion to the 2012 Australian Off Road Championship.

Round 1 Sealake - 8-10 June (Victoria)
Round 2 Goondiwindi – 3-5 August (Queensland)
Round 3 Millicent - 7-9 September (South Australia)
Round 4 Gatton – 10-11 November (Queensland)

Author: Randall Kilner
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Photographer: Randall Kilner