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Strong Field for Hot WA Round 1
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Friday, 15 February 2013
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The 2013 Western Australian Off Road Championship is about set to go. With a strong field of entrants across all classes it is sure to be a great kick off for the series. The event also features some innovation, being the first full field test of the Prolert system, an in cab warning device for overtaking, along with the instigation of transponder timing.

Upfront expect to see Brad Cooper and Shane Elphinstone battle it out with Darren Agrella sure to be pushing the pace in the Pro buggies. A massive field of ten ProLites have entered, including three motorbike engine powered buggies, taking on the might of the Swains Jimco and Craig and Markus Wells in the Razorback buggy.

This event will also see the return of young gun Jarrad Percival in his new S&S Race frames buggy, fresh from his time at the Australian Institute of Sport in the Young Driver Development Program.

Super 1650 will see Harley O’Brien and Nik Valenti from Geraldton in the immaculately presented Toyota buggy tackle the gruelling 300km race. Extreme 2WD Class champion Kiera Mann-Piercy will be flying the flag for the women this weekend, taking on the Pro truck of Dave McShane and Trophy Truck of Greg Pickersgill, and many more in what is sure to be a hard fought class.

Jon Beer will reignite his battle with Callum Elson in Performance 2WD as Jon looks to maintain his position as class champion. The 4WD classes continue to go from strength to strength in Western Australia with Production 4WD another class with big numbers and fierce competition. Chris Dawes in the Road Runner Off Road Patrol will take on Wayne Panomarenko who has upgraded to a current model Hilux. Throw into the mix far north west competitors Mike Green in his trusty Landcruiser and Tim Murray set to debut a new Patrol, as well as May and Tilley, and its sure to be a class to watch.

In Extreme 4WD former Australian Off Road Champion Russell Cullen will be out to tackle the more fancied tube frame trucks of Davies and Bryce, whilst the Patrol of Krepp, Mercedes of Horn and the return of Dave Fong in a much revised Land Rover are sure to add spice to the battle.

Throw into the field a handful of multi club competitors as this is the first event of the three round multi club series and you have all the makings of an event that is not to be missed!

Scrutiny and documentation gets underway early Saturday followed by a reconnaissance, prologue and two laps of the 56km course. Sunday will see a further four laps, with a mandatory break at the half way point.

With many competitors using the event as a shakedown for the first AORC event at Hyden, and as temperatures set to soar close to 40 degrees this weekend, the action is sure to be hot on and off the track.

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

Source: Jason Galea
Photographer: Frank Galea, flatoutoffroadracing.com
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