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

Off Road Rush Supreme at Moore
Sunday, 06 May 2012
Chris Western and Stewy Bishop have stormed home in the Off Road Rush Mickey Thompson Truck #402 at the Moore Off Road Classic Short Course, chalking up a time of 1h46m42s to take outright honours after nearly 100 kilometres of racing.

Although numbers were down on expected, the nine nominations had a full weekend of family off road racing. With five creek crossing to contend with and no dust, the wet grass caught out a few drivers early on creating some new race lines into the gullies, but all said, Mother Nature turned on perfect weather for the competitors, spectators and family alike.

Western put down consistent lap times to top the score sheets and commented after the event “we are really happy with the setup of the truck; the testing time was invaluable as we prepare for Sea Lake and the rest of the Australian Off Road Championship”.

Warrick Mendham took home the silverware for second outright driving the Eco Tech Jimco ProLite #170 to a time of 1h47m03s. The double entered Super 1650 of Colin Gaven and Mark Andrews #295 secured third on the podium and fourth outright in 1h57m55s and 2h02m33s respectively; Gaven matching his 2011 Moore third outright.

In his debut drive of the recently delivered #506 Hilux was Paul Youman, completing the race distance in 2h10m56s and adding a fifth outright to his resume.

David Jobe’s Moore hoodoo continues; the #914 machine was leading the field at the September event when a lack of fuel ended his podium chances. This time round, again while leading the pack, a broken CV in heat three ended the team’s chances of outright victory. Until then, Jobe was clocking up consistently the quickest lap times, while putting on a spectacular show, with some close near misses for the crowd.

Russell Towers and the #946 Pro buggy failed to greet the checkered flag due to engine issues while both Bryan Peterson #327 and Brad Edwards #117 succumbed to gearbox issues.

After six heats, each of four laps of the four kilometre course and 26 degree sunshine days, competitors will head back to their respective workshop, some with a heavier maintenance schedule than others, but all having experienced a great weekend of off road racing.

Photographer: Van Nixon