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Mothers Day First at Mt O
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Monday, 14 May 2012
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In what could be a first for the sport, but certainly an extraordinary achievement in off road racing terms, competitors at Sunday’s running of the Mother’s Day Classic at Mt Ooraminna chalked up a 100% finishing rate for the 4 laps of racing.

1345d_sm With some regular club members unable to get their vehicles ready after breakdowns at the last event, a small but quality field of nine teams took to the track; still an amazing effort for all the vehicles to do the full race distance of 110 kilometres.

The day started early with Baldy’s Bar and Grill offering Mother’s Day breakfast of steaming cups of coffee with bacon and eggs to take the cold edge off morning.

1345b_sm Leading the charge to the checkered flag was Wayne Cullenane and Danny Bartels in the ex Jason Adami Pro truggy that has undergone a complete rebuild after Adami rolled it at last year’s March Brekki Bash Test and Tune day. The former #70 has been reborn into an Extreme 2WD class vehicle #470 and put down fast consistent lap times to win both sections and take top spot on the ladder in total time of 1h07m10.088s.

Reigning Alice Springs Off Road Race Club Champions Locky and Paddy Weir finished over a minute behind Cullenane; the #155 ProLite Jimco in 1h08m51.109s, banking valuable championship for their title defence.

1345c_sm Rounding out the podium positions was the newly repainted #421 machine of Steven Jentsch and Brendan Foley in a total time of 1h13m10.005s, now sporting a bright green livery. In their first attempt at the Mt Ooraminna track, Peter and Don Costello in the ex Bruce Muir Richard Bennett Truck Extreme 2WD #422 finished in fourth while Darren Axle Greening and Tim Coach drove their Super 1650 #268 into fifth.

Rick Schembri and Bill Carroll #50 were the sole entry for Pro buggy class, finishing sixth on the time sheets. Hayden and Kylie Foley have stepped up into Extreme 2WD class in a Toyota Hilux with Sunday’s race the second for the team and slotting into seventh outright. Hayden previously navigated for Dad Wayne in the Super 1650 #284; Wayne finishing ninth outright behind Scott and Courtney Raven, also in a Super 1650 #269 in eighth.

If the weekends finishing rate is any indication, those competitors using the event as a final shakedown for the upcoming Tatts Finke Desert Race, have found the much needed consistency and longevity that is required to complete the gruelling June event.

Event Information, including Results, can be found here.

Photographer: Ben McMillan
Source: Vicki Rice, Craig Meekings
Author: offroadracing.com.au