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Hyden goes Ballistic
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Saturday, 07 April 2012
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Eric and Neil Phillips and the Ballistic Racing Team have blitzed the 15km prologue track at the ARB – Total Asphalt & Traffic Management Hyden 400 today, driving the Ballistic Racing Aceco #96 a mere 3.64 seconds ahead of the first of the BAT Racing entries of Justin Steadman and Andrew McCarthy #68.

Rounding out the top three and a further 24.55 seconds behind Phillips was the BAT Racing stable mate Brad Cooper and Darian Smith in the BAT Spec 4 #968.

The single seat #109 Jetco of Phillip and Stewart Shepley finished in fourth only 42.07 seconds off the pace with Craig and Marcus Wells #198 driving the Razorback ProLite into fifth outright and second in class with a gap of 46:41.

1283f_sm Single seat driver Rex West and his #967 Raceco clocked in at sixth 1:00.36 back, with the second of the Ballistic Racing team’s Steveco Pro buggy with Steven Phillips and Joel Gibbs behind the wheel of the #996.

Owen and Mitchell Davies put in a mammoth effort to be the first of the tin tops on the score sheet, finishing eighth outright in the Nissan Navara #828 in 12:00.91. Hard chaser Jeremy Lia and Jase Dalton caressed the Super 1650 #220 Rivmasta into ninth outright by nothing short of a sneeze, in 12:00.94.

1283g_sm Rounding out the top 10 in the Racegear WA Motorsports RGWA Bullet was Mal Yeardley and Jordan Russell #171.

Here's how the prologue coverage unfolded.
12:10pm (WST)
Section 1 of the ARB - Total Asphalt & Traffic Management Hyden 400 is due to start at 2:00pm (WST). 

12:12pm (WST)
The last of the Pro buggies has finished their prologue.  Results will be posted when received.

11:58am (WST)
Justin Steadman in the first Pro buggy to finish the prologue.
 
11:56am (WST)
The ProLite Simkin Racing #123 has stopped trackside just shy of the end of their prologue run.

11:55am (WST)
Keith Rance and Glenn Caporn in the Magnum Slingshot have limped the #54 back to the pits from their prologue run.

11:46am (WST)
The BAT Racing Pro buggy of Justin Steadman is under starters, to lead the Pro buggies on their qualifying lap.

11:35am (WST)
Stephen Ketteridge-Hall has launched his #181 ProLite buggy onto the tyres at the start of the prologue track.  Recovery are unbeaching the buggy.

11:33am (WST)
The ProLite class, headed by Phil Shepley and the Digrite Racing Jetco #109, are off and running on their prologue. 

11:23am (WST)
Jeremy Lia and Jase Dalton in the Liability Motorsports Rivmasta have left the start line for their ARB - Total Asphalt & Traffic Management Hyden 400 prologue. 

11:15am (WST)
Owen and Mitchell Davis #828 are the first of the Extreme 4WDs off on their prolougue.

11:04am (WST)
Glen and Zac Ward in the Detomaso Pantera #469 are the first Extreme 2WD to tackle the 15km prolouge track.

10:50am (WST)
The first of the the Production 4WD class have started their prolouge.

10:45am (WST)
Terry Hosking and Nathan Bradshaw in the Ford Ranger Performance 2WD #592 are the first crew to take to the prologue track for the 2012 ARB - Total Asphalt & Traffic Management Hyden 400. 

9:20am (WST)
Streaming live through your computer speakers is the track commentary live from the ARB - Total Asphalt & Traffic Management Hyden 400.  This weekends live service has been sponsored by RacegearWA.

Today’s activities at Hyden include:
Long Track Reconnaissance – 6:30am
Prologue Reconnaissance – 8:30am
Competitor Briefing - 10:00am
Prologue – 10:45am
Competitor Briefing – 1:30pm
Section 1 – 2:00pm - 2 laps

Event Information  |  Photo Gallery  |  Prologue Results

Photographer: Bruce Russell, Flash Fotos