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Round 2 ... Razorback Attack
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Friday, 27 April 2012
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After two weeks resting up in New Zealand on a family holiday, the Madden family have returned home just in time to give the #81 Razorback a once over, load the transporter and head north to round 2 of the South Australian Off Road Championship at Baroota.

The Off Road Shop team have decided to take a more relaxed approach to 2012 off road season after racking up some pretty impressive statistics over the last four years.

James Madden went on to explain “for the last four years we have been running as many races as we could. We entered 15 events in 2008, winning the South Australian Off Road Championship and the South Australian Off Road Racing Association (SAORRA) six round series. In 2009 we went to 14 racers with some good results; we won the NT Titles, second in the 12 Hour Enduro and fourth in the SAORRA six round series. We won the SAORRA series in 2010 and came third in 2011, with my son Grant navigating for both years. The team managed to get to 13 events in 2010 and 11 last year, so this year we’ll take a more relaxed approach.”

2012 will see the team pick and choose their favourite events, competing in the #81 Razorback, while they await the completion of their new Extreme 2WD trophy trucks. “We should have three of the trophy trucks on the water by mid to late June” added Madden.

“We have just had the Albins gearbox serviced in the Razorback for the second time in 52 races and about 24,500 race kilometres. We also finally found the issue we ran with all last year with our engine; it had a cracked head gasket which held 40psi of cold water pressure, but was letting the boost out into the water and pushing out about 1-1/2 litres every time we ran it. The block was faced as well as the heads and reassembled. We also found the cam timing was way off, so we have had some new offset idlers made and have reset them all to the correct marks.”

Grant has put aside his ambitions to drive the Razorback for a couple of years while he concentrates on study and school, but will resume his role in the navigator’s seat.

“If all goes well this weekend, I may even have another go at Finke. I’m yet to have a good run at Finke and want to crack the 2 hour mark there and back.”

Madden will be joined by his Razorback stable mates at Baroota with Andrew Mowles in the #135 single seater and Aaron James #101 hitting the track for his first run for 2012.

Photographer: Daniel Ziembinski (Boof)