Griffith Discounted Entries Closing Soon
Thursday, 05 March 2015
With entries starting to roll in a fantastic field of highly competitive cars will be descending on Stackpoole on 20th March for the first round of the New South Wales Off Road Championship and the opening round of the ARB Off Road Racing Series.

2837b_sm Discounted entries for the ARB Griffith 400 close this Sunday 8th March, so now is the time to get online and submit your entry.

“The club are happy with the number of entries we’ve received so far, and with three days left until discounted entries close, we’re looking like getting a good size field. We’re also offering a full refund for competitors that need to withdraw, as long as they let us know by 3pm Friday 20th March” explained Mat Ryan, club organiser.

The Griffith Off Road Club members have been out in force setting up the track and venue. The track layout has been finalised with a new 20km of good fast flowing open country included into the previous 80km course. This has allowed the removal of some of the bad rocky sections, in particular the one that claimed Aaron Haby after his charge through the field in 2013.

2837c_sm The Club has also been granted a liquor licence for the first time, enabling a bar stocked with beer and spirits to help quench the thirst, with the Goolgowi Club handling the bar logistics and catering for the weekend. A delicious menu for the weekend is planned, including steak, rissole and sausage sandwiches, pies and sausage rolls, oven fired pizzas, hot chips and a variety of cold drinks, lollies and snacks and much more.

Catering will be available from Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday. Bacon and egg rolls will be will get you going for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday with a hot roast dinner and vegetables including chicken, pork and beef, served for dinner on Saturday night. For catering purposes the event asks for teams to book and prepay for their Saturday night meal online for $20 per head. Pre pay will be available up to Friday night at scrutiny and after that the price will be $25 per head for any late comers. The popular coffee van will be serving up the finest brewed coffee Griffith can offer for that early morning heart starter on Saturday morning.

After some rearranging of the Stackpoole facilities, teams will now be able to enjoy their meal in the new Stackpoole dining room whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage from the bar or sitting by the bon fire that will be situated near the bar, if fire restrictions allow. “We’ve moved the catering and bar up to the large shed that last year was used for scrutiny. This shed will is now the Stackpoole Dining Room”.

For those of you who like something a little faster pace, the local helicopter service will be offering joy flights from the paddock spectator area for anyone wanting to get the best view of the whole track.

2837d_sm Those trackside will be informed and entertained by New South Wales off road stalwart Steve Maher, as he commentates his way through the weekend. “With Steve’s knowledge of Australian and New South Wales off road competition, this should be great entertainment for both crews and spectators alike” added Mat.

Camping passes will be available at the front gate to the venue and with a larger camping area, due to no crop being planted this year in the surrounding paddocks, everyone should be able to spread out and enjoy their stay.

The last month in the Griffith area has seen average rain but warm conditions since have left the track in a good hard condition. It is expected that competitors will see a bit of dust if these conditions continue but with 100km of track, that is fairly open in most places, dust should not play a significant part in the event.

“We are also hoping with the dryer conditions the track may not chop up as much as we have seen in the last few years under wet conditions, however, March is historically the wettest month for Griffith, so with three weeks to go anything could happen.”

Event Information, including OnLine Entry, can be found here.