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Chapmans Offroad Racing Team Gundy bound
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Thursday, 02 August 2012
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The Chapmans Offroad Racing team is preparing three cars for Round 2 of the Australian Off Road Championship, the Albins Off Road Gear Goondiwindi 400 this weekend.

Clayton Chapman and Adam McGuire, just back from the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, are keen to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. They both said that the training they received this year was made very relevant to racing, as they were mentored by Kelly Bros race team trainer, Damian. Once again they are grateful to CAMS for the opportunity to be part of the driver development program. After their second place in Extreme 4WD class and 13th outright position at Round 1 at the MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally, they will be trying to add more points to their tally this weekend at Round 2. After a gear box overhaul and repairs to the damaged rear suspension, the 3.8L naturally aspirated Mitsubishi Pajero 803 is ready to race.

Rob Chapman returned from the Mackay Retreat in June with extensive panel damage to the production 4WD Triton. Arthur and Cameron Winter, the team panel beaters, have spent numerous hours reshaping the Triton, in time to compete in the Albins Off Road Goonidwindi 400 event. Rob said he really appreciates the huge effort they put in, to get the car ready. Rob and navigator Ross Challacombe are looking forward the competition in Production 4WD class at this event, and are ready to give the Triton #703, all they’ve got, to be able to add valuable points to their first in class points tally after Round 1.

The third Chapman entry is the Extreme 4WD twin turbo Pajero 835 driven by Leila Chapman with daughter Larissa navigating. With 10 other competitors in class, their aim is just to finish the grueling 400 km event and have a great time doing it. They recently finished second in Extreme 4WD class at the Mackay Retreat in June. They appreciate Rob, Clayton, Ross and Adam, sparing some of their race prep time to make the Pajero as reliable as they can.

Since the Gundy 400 has been rained out for the past 2 years, the Chapmans are looking forward to heading west to Goondiwindi on Thursday evening, as they all really enjoy the event at Gundy.

Source: Chapman Offroad Racing
Photographer: Van Nixon