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New Event of NQ... Don River Dash 300
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Friday, 12 July 2019
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A new addition to the off road racing calendar has just been announced. The Don River Dash 300 will run from Friday 13th September until Sunday 15th September at Bowen in the Whitsunday region of North Queensland.

Promoted by the Burdekin Offroaders Inc, the Don River Dash 300 will be joint Auto and Motobike event run through the dry riverbed of the Don River. “We’re expecting 200 bikes and we’ve capped the car entries at 45” explained Michael Marson, Burdekin Offroaders Inc Club President.

“As a club we’re proud of what we’ve achieved with our track and facilities at Burdekin, but the chance to have a race in the Don River was too good an opportunity to miss. The support we’ve received from the Bowen Whitsundays Regional Council has been great.”

A $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the King of the River going to the fastest car or bike to finish the event.

While the club are waiting on the final approvals to come through, the members have been full steam ahead with planning. The supplementary regulations are currently with AASA going through their approval process and will be released early next week with entries opening soon via the offroadracing.com.au online event entry system.

The Sugar City Dirt Riders Inc will be coordinating the motorbike component of the Don River Dash 300 including the entries.

The start line will be in the Bowen township with teams heading down closed public roads to where the track enters the Don River. The track will then head approximately 25km upstream in the riverbed to the turnaround point, returning back on the otherside of the riverbed. Three laps of the river will make up Saturday’s first section before competitors leave the riverbed and head to the finish line in Bowen. When the cars have finished, the motorbikes will take to the track. Both cars and bikes will follow the same format for Sunday’s racing, giving a total race distance of 320km.

“Weatherwise, it’s a fantastic time of year to be running an event and the location is spectacular. We’re looking to create an event that’s going to benefit the community and one that as a club we can be proud of”.

“Stay tuned as further announcements come through.”