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

TinTop a plenty at Hyden
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
The Total Asphalt and Traffic Management Hyden Enduro competitor list is finalised with the six hour endurance format proving popular with the tin top classes, taking up 22 of the 36 nominations for this weekend’s fifth round of the Western Australian Off Road Championship. The remaining 14 entries have been filled from the buggy classes. Extreme 4WD has a strong field of eight and Extreme 2WD equalling the Pro buggies with seven entries each.

Competitors will have to balance caution and speed to get their vehicles to complete as many laps of the course as possible in the 5 hours and 15 minutes of track time. They can take a conventional approach or they can play the tactics game to make the most of refuelling time.

The race includes three compulsory 15 minute fuel stops and competitors can chose to time their stops to avoid the sunset or hopefully take them out of the dust. They could also take more stops earlier in the race to give them more time on the clearer track when attrition has reduced numbers, but they'll risk running out of fuel.
This makes for an exciting race for the spectators who will see if luck or consistency wins the silverware.

An affordable standalone position logging device will be tested by a vehicle on the weekend to see how it stands up to the off road conditions. Having no display the self-contained unit cannot be used for navigation and the battery life is sufficient for most race weekends. Data from the logger will be analysed to determine its usefulness and accuracy for future use in event television coverage and rule enforcement.

Another innovation is the full transponder timing system being utilized for the weekend to ensure faster and accurate results in time for the presentations as early as possible in the evening following the expected 8.30pm finish. If the trial goes well then funding options for purchase to benefit the entire sport will be explored.

The Smith family of Hyden has supported Off Road Racing in Western Australia with the use of their land for the race track and permanent facilities for decades. We ask all of those who have raced at Hyden over the years to show your appreciation and give something back to the people who have given so much to the sport.

A young niece of the Smiths has been diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma and is undergoing treatment at just 14 months old. In support of little Zoe Rose Emin and other sick children an auction will be held on Saturday and fundraisers run all weekend with all funds going to The Kids' Cancer Project.

For those of you across Australia who wish to support the cause donations can be made here: http://www.thekidscancerproject.org.au/News-Events/Project-News/project/September-2012/Zoe-Roses-Big-Ride.aspx

Event Information, including competitor list, can be found here.

Source: Mike Halasz