2017 CAMS Australian Off Road Championship
St George - Apr 29-30    |    Finke - June 9-11    |    Rainbow - August 4-6                  

2017 ARB Australian Off Road Racing Series
Griffith - March 17-19     |     Mildura - April 21-23     |     Sea Lake - June 9-11     |     Waikerie - July 21-23     |     Goondiwindi - Aug 18-20     |     Millicent - Sept 22-23

Big Black Back for More
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Friday, 03 August 2012
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After a successful debut into the Australian Off Road Racing scene at the MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally in June, the New Zealand based Big Black Motorsport team are heading back to Australia, aiming to add more points to their championship tally.

“We had a great time at Sea Lake and we were glad to get the first one out of the way to gauge ourselves against the Australian off roaders and overall we are happy with our result” commented Raana Horan.

Ranna continued “we were very happy with our new engine. It was the first race for it, and it seemed very crisp and free revving and put out good power”.

The only real drama for the Big Black Motorsport team at the MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally was the front axles and CVs, which left the team running the last lap in 2WD. “We have put it down to experiencing higher average speeds on the bumps and turns of Sea Lake and have since made replacement axles that are bigger and stronger to hopefully solve the issue. Other than that, a broken exhaust and fibreglass work was all that was required.”

The team have travelled back to Sydney and spent the week preparing the truck for this weekend’s Albins Off Road Gear Goondiwindi 400.

“All in all, our experience of Australian off road racing so far has been fantastic. The events seem to have good buzz of activity and competition about them, the vehicles are very well prepped with good drivers and bigger fields than what we’re used to. Also the people in the off road community are great; they have been friendly, helpful and all round good sorts” concluded Raana.

The Big Black Motorsports team would like pay a special thank you to Brad Prout, and Bill and Marilyn Croft for providing valuable advice and an Australian base to operate from.