2017 CAMS Australian Off Road Championship
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WAORC Outright Points Chase
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Thursday, 12 October 2017
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The outright battle for the 2017 CAMS Carnarvon Motel Western Australian Off Road Championship is down to just two competitors, with Mal Yeardley and Jared Percivals the standout drivers all year.

Yeardley is the only competitor to have finished every km of the race season so far and will be hoping to capitalise on what has been an outstanding year for the Westside Insurance Specialist Team.

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Percival has been the victor in a final round decider before and will be hoping that this experience will be an advantage to him. The WAORC Sporting Regulations are written such that only a competitor’s five best rounds of the six round series count towards their final score. With the points chase so tight, it will come down to each of the rivals dropping the points from their worst round this season and potentially even a countback should the points be level at the end of the race weekend

For Mal Yeardley to come out on top, first outright would guarantee him his maiden WAORC title. Failing this, he must finish in the top six, with Percival at least three places behind him. If Percival is two places behind, they will be tied and the #119 will be champion on a countback of highest finishes.

Alternatively, if Percival is a DNF or finishes ninth or worse, Yeardley will be crowned the champion. For Jared Percival to win, any result in the top eight with Yeardley two or less positions ahead of him (unless that position is first outright) will be good enough to seal the 2017 CAMS, Carnarvon Motel Western Australian Off Road Championship outright win.

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Mark Jarrett has the potential to jump up to second outright if Percival is a DNF or finishes 15th or worse. The battle for third is however going to be a tough one, with everyone from Jarrett, who currently sits third, down to Graeme Bentink in 12th place in with a chance at third outright. The scenario for the Gturbo powered pilot however being an outright win with no competitor above scoring points.

Rest assured, it’s going to be on for young and old as the 2017 CAMS Carnarvon Motel Western Australian Off Road Championship heads to an exciting climax at the final and deciding round, Black Diamond Drilling, Kalgoorlie Desert Race.

The full points can be found here

Source and Photographer: Jason Galea, Flat Out Off Road Racing Team