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Stackpoole Day 1... Clohesy, Vanderwoude, Hartnett
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Saturday, 17 March 2018
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As the sunsets over Stackpoole, teams from today’s racing at the ARB Town and Country Tyres Stackpoole 400 are congregating in the Starlight Dining Room for trophy presentations and the communal roast dinner.

The event has been split into two races with classes 2, 3, 5, 6, 66, 7 and 8 taking to the track today with the remaining classes, Unlimited, classes 1 and 4 hitting the 60km course Sunday at 8am.

Prologue was also separated into two groups with the Saturday’s competitors having first run at the 18km Stackpoole track. Last years Saturday victors, son and father team, Steven and Daryl Graham again topped the time sheets to secure pole position for today’s racing, however, an engine misfire found in the first service break after three laps ended their dream run.

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Raana Horan and Klem Christiansen stormed up the timesheets to secure the front grid row when the higher powered classes go green Sunday morning.

After 7 laps of the 60km course today Bernie Clohesy and Peter Hersey #570 clocked in consistent lap times to sit at the top of the timesheets ahead of fellow class 5 rivals Darran Vanderwoude and Daniel (Boof) Ziembinski j#554 in second place just 2minutes57seconds behind Clohesy.

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The husband and wife team of Russell and Judy Hartnett #245 opened their ARB Australian Off Road Racing Championship points balance with a first in class 2 and third place in Saturday’s standings, ending the day with a 3m20s gap to fourth place and second in class Chris Owen and Samuel Coleman. Owen had all but thrown in the towel last night when then team rallied into the early hours of the morning to fix a gear box issue. The fix held all be it the Funco #255 machine finished minus 4th and 5th gear and driving on the temperature gage to nurse the buggy to the checkered flag.

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Daniel Wells and Jake Williamson #201 almost capitalised on Owen’s dramas, falling short but just 7.75seconds to finish in fifth place and third in class 2; Well’s was aiming for a fifth consecutive Stackpoole title.

The hot and dusty conditions made racing not for the faint hearted today, but for the 14 teams out of the 31 starters today, the sense of achievement and accomplishment of beating the elements and enduring a true endurance race when they greeted the checkered flag, was second to none.



The Unlimited, Class 1 and 4 machines will go live at 8:00am tomorrow in forecasted slightly cooler temperatures; who will be crowned the 2018 ARB Town and Country Tyres Stackpoole 400 champions?

Results can be found here.

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