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Phillps Day 1 at Mogumber - Updated
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Saturday, 11 August 2012
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Eric and Neil Phillips lead the Marsue Transport Mogumber 240 after two laps of flat out off road racing today. Of the 40 starters, 26 managed to complete the 90 kilometre section with the Ballistic Racing #96 taking full advantage of their second grid start position to top the time sheets by over a minute to Justin Steadman and Mal Yeardley #68 in the first of the Pinjarra Engineering teams Pro buggies.

Pinjarra Engineering team owner Brad Cooper with Phillip Shepley #968 in the navigator’s seat timed in a minute off the pace of stable mate Steadman to complete the overnight podium. The second Ballistic Racing teams Pro buggy #996 was 16 seconds shy of Cooper to take fourth with the single seater of Rex West rounding out the top five.

Competitors will take to the track tomorrow at 8:30am for a further five laps of the 30km course, totaling 240kilomtres of off road racing for the two day Western Australian Off Road Championship event.

Dry and dusty conditions confronted the 40 entries and little to no breeze making for tough racing conditions. The failure to finish list was mixed and varied with prologue winner Travis Robinson and Jordon Bull rolling the Outer Bounds Racing Jimco on lap one, damaging a turbo hose and braking a wheel.  The team stopping on lap two to repair before continuing racing. 
A bad day at the office for Jeremy Lia and Jase Dalton, the #220 Super 1650 rolling onto its side and then colliding with another competitor after both vehicles overshot a corner.  Greg Dunn #81also rolled after clipping a tractor tyre and gently going over.


Gary Howe succumbing to gearbox issues in the #5 Pro buggy. Max Pilmer and Barry Lyon had a small fire in the #73 machine while Kiera Piercy and Stewart Shepley had steering rack failure in the #415 Extreme 2WD; Kiera fresh from her week at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Wally and Jason De Bruyn #246 had engine dramas while overheating issues ended Russell Cullen and Daniel Fahey #801 day of racing.

Event Information, including results, can be found here.

Photographer: Flash Fotos