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Thursday, 03 September 2020
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Promoted by the Burdekin Offroaders Inc, the highly fancied Whitsunday Regional Council Don River Dash 300 will take place this weekend in the beautiful North Queensland township of Bowen. Proudly supported by the Whitsunday Regional Council the two day Car and Motorbike event, which runs through the dry riverbed of the Don River, has the ingredients to move onto bigger and better things!

With the warm welcoming received by the Bowen and surrounding communities, the event which sees the competitors head approximately 25km upstream in the dry riverbed to the turnaround point, returning back on the other side of the riverbed. Three laps of the river will make up Saturday’s first section before competitors complete the same assignment on the Sunday.

Headlined by last year’s DRD Champion Billy Geddes #441, this year’s line up includes 75 cars and over 140 bikes, which is over double the numbers from 2019. Geddes and navigator Jamie Ward in their Geddit Geiser Bros TT were crowned Kings of the River in the inaugural running by a comfortable 17 minutes but are not expected to have it all their own way come Saturday.

Fellow North Queenslander’s Talbot Cox #16 and Michael Marson #32 in their respective Racer Engineering Unlimited machines will be doing their all to halt Geddes run at back to back titles. Cox once again held the overnight lead at the recent Goondiwindi 400 though mechanical issues early on Sunday ended their hopes, with the form on the board he is clearly one to watch.

Fellow NQder Brett Comiskey #34 would have dreamt about the start he has made in his newly acquired Jimco, a win at Inglewood in July was bettered by a huge come from behind win at Goondiwindi setting him up nicely for a shot at the Don River. Other unlimited cars to watch include this year’s Dalby Champion Clayton Chapman #15, last year’s Don River Dash 3rd place getter Craig Barnett #68 and Kent Battle #83 in his Element machine.

Tony Fehlhaber #138 returned to form at last month’s Goondiwindi with an inspired second outright, and to add his second outright at last year’s Don River Dash he will be there about come late Sunday, Chris Colborne #169 and Chris Land #180 others to keep eye on in Class 1.

Geddes controlled the Class 4 battle in 2019, however this year’s line up is jam packed with Queensland’s best. Paul Weel #450 returned to the off-road scene at Goondiwindi 400 in the ex Toby Price TT and at one stage found himself with the race lead, the ex V8 Supercars campaigner will be eager to continue his charge in Bowen. Jamie Knight #439 will make the trek up from Goondiwindi looking to improve on his 2019 performance, whilst seeking to extend his impeccable record of late – others to watch include multiple time Class 4 Australian Champion Chris Western #461 and Paul Youman #427.

Rohan Merchant #1096 punched above his weight in 2019 to finish 4th outright and will be all guns blazing to improve on that this weekend, he will not have it his own way though in Class 10 with Darren Rath #1057, Rob Steiber #1082, Benjamin Power #1067 and Jason Keane #1013 ready to rumble.

Simon Bates #296 and Brian Bradford #264 are the only representatives in Class 2, whilst Oliver Clews #711 will be the sole Class 7 to line up. The young brigade will do battle for Class5 silverware, Stuart Chapman #520, Tyler Youman #527 and Rickie Swain #520 to greet the starter. Class 8 is headlined by Christian Trusz #816 who has been flying of late, a class win and 8th outright at Goondiwindi has him well placed for an onslaught in Bowen, others include Steven Hull #818, Chris Wieden #833 and James Sant #883.

Robert Scott #606 will return to Bowen looking to defend his Class 6 title, though the 2020 field is full of contenders, with none bigger than former Dakar Bike Champion Toby Price #687. Price ran his Can Am at last month’s Goondiwindi to a fourth outright and is primed to be low flying across the Don Riverbed in chase of an outright win come Saturday, definitely a star who will draw the crowd’s attention. Jeff McNiven #604 is another who will be seeking a huge result comes Sunday in his JSW Motorsports Can Am, a 5th outright at Goondiwindi and a 2nd outright at Inglewood his latest campaigns. Young gun Brayden Mifsud #626 claimed a 6th outright at Goondiwindi continuing to showcase his class, Mifsud will be chasing an improvement on his 10th place finish in 2019 – and with experience on the sand he is definitely an outright contender this weekend. Others to watch in a huge 28 strong field include Sybrand De Klerk #652, Russell Newman #634, the Swinglehurst brothers Jake #646 and Thomas #610 and Brett Thorn #659.

Katelyn Long #6626 returns to defend her Class 66 title after her impressive 2019 victory, John Wisse #6656, Greg Oats #6686 and Sam Hancock #6671 are ones expected to spearhead the 11 strong class.

If you are in the Whitsundays Region this weekend you would be crazy not to check out this incredible event, with the action kick-starting from 8.30am Saturday morning. For more info check out the Burdekin Offroaders INC Facebook page!!

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