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March 15th & 16th Race Long Course Results Print E-mail
March 15th & 16th Race Long CourseThe Alice Springs off road racing club held its first event the K.C AUTO ELECTRICS and BOSCH BATTERY Dirt and Dust at the Mt Ooraminna racing complex on the weekend to get the 2014 season underway.

14 competitors made the start line for prologue at 3.30 on Saturday with a good mix across the field, from Prolite through to performance 4wd.

It was nice to see a family travelled down from Darwin to watch.

The racing got underway with a change around in the racing format starting with the popular 3x3’s to get the juices flowing, with 2 competitors on the same track ½ a lap apart with all 14 competitors competing in this short format it did not take long for the gremlins to take hold of some buggies, first to fall was Lockie and Paddy Weir in their Prolite with starter ring gear gremlins.

March 15th & 16th Race Long CourseDave Giles in his super 1650 with rear wheel bearing failure. Someone also accidently turned their car off in the 3  x3`s, wounder who that was?

Then the racing started on the 38klm course with Greg Hicks (Prolite) and Andrew Mowles (Prolite) heading the field, an eventful first lap saw all starters get back to the pit with no one retiring.

Time to bolt on the lights and get ready for the night leg to begin which saw the demise of Rod Berry (performance 2wd) with Fuel issues in the Falcon Ute and Clayton Bestman (Ext2wd) Broken suspension arm and rolled 2 times both driver and Navigator all ok.

The 2nd night lap saw 10 competitors greet the chequered flag, with new comer to the sport Mark Taylor in his Holden Rodeo ute (performance 2wd) having fuel issues but able to limp home.

Greg Hicks event WinnerSunday morning the competitors had 2 laps in a row to finish the event, again the battle for the lead was becoming a 3 way battle between Greg Hicks (Prolite) Andrew Mowles (Prolite) and Dylan Blake (Ext 2wd) with only 1 minute difference between these 3 competitors it was going to be a great battle, 2 more competitors would not finish the 2 laps first to go was Mark Taylor in the Holden Ute with the drive line issues, Mark Bleuel in his Performance 2wd Holden VS Ute blowing a tyre and taking out the Brake line. There was a battle with Craig Prettyjohn (super1650) & Cookie (Sportman1350) and Scotty Raven (Super1650) & Foley (Super1650).

After 2 hard and fast laps the win would go too:
Position Name Vehicle Total Time  
1st Greg Hicks Prolite 1.52.07  
2nd Andrew Mowles Prolite 1.52.57  
3rd Dylan Blake Extreme 2WD 2.00.51  
4th Craig Prettejohn Super 1650 2.11.26  
5th James Cook Sportsman 1330 2.13.00  
6th Scott Raven Super 1650 2.25.34  
7th Wayne Foley Super 1650  2.33.34  
8th Craig Meekings Performance 4WD 2.56.16  
9th Mark Bleuel Performance 2wd 7 laps  
10th Mark Taylor Performance 2wd 6 laps  
11th Clayton Bestman Performance 2wd 4 laps  
12th Rod Berry Performance 2wd 4 laps  

A big thankyou must go to the event Sponsor, K.C Auto Electrics and Bosch Batteries.

A big thank you to the canteen helpers, Choises Alice Springs , Alice Gold (ice), Sporties, Central Desert Transport, Sabadin Petrolium, Mick Ackerman Wellding.

The club now gears up for the next event being the N.T Titles to be held on the Anzac long weekend in April with the event for the first time to consist of 5 of 86 klm laps, with night laps included this event promises to be a great one so if any  interstate competitors wish to give their machine a good shake down before the Finke desert race this is the event to enter.
Brekkie Bash 16/2/2014 Print E-mail
The Alice Springs Off Road Racing club Inc. had a very good turnout, 15 cars for the morning event, bacon & egg sandwiches, coffee & cold drinks went down a treat wit a few fly`s thrown in.

There were over 100 people out there checking out the cars, some old some new to town & some for sale.
The weather was very good. Jack & Greg Rhodes came up from SA for the morning.
Memberships were renewed & a few new members signed up.
The Brekkie Bash is a good time for people to see if they might want to be a volunteer as well.
There is no timed laps at the Brekkie Bash so it’s a good time to take a few new people for a ride and get them hooked on an exciting sport.
There was even a Polaris that made it around, good to see.

A few videos on our Face book page were a hit & they have had a lot of views.
Thanks to Finke desert race club for the use of their facility.
Remember membership is due for the 2014 race season.

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See you at the next event KC Bosch Battery Dirt & Dust 15-16/3/2014.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 08:02
The 2013 N.T. Titles Print E-mail
Mt Dare Hotel

Car 450The 2013 N.T titles have been run and won by Dylan Blake in his Extreme 2WD ford, a small but enthusiastic field prepared for prologue on Saturday afternoon, with prologue out of the way it was going to be a battle for outright honours between Steve Sanderson in the pro class Jimco 47, Locky Wier Pro lite 155 a welcome back to the field for Michael Schembri in the pro lite single seat Hyabusa powered 127 machine and Dylan Blake in his extreme 2WD ford Ranger 450.

The first withdrawal came before the race even got started with Steve Sanderson finding a blown rear main seal in the Pro class Jimco. The first section of 2 x 38klm laps saw a total of 4 cars D.N.F, first to fall was Rod Berry in the 505 XF falcon with broken rear suspension, only 2 klm further up the track was the other class 5 entrant of Michael Bleuel in the VS commodore ute losing a L/h rear wheel, Michael Schembri in the pro lite ran into fuel issues and had to be towed to the pits, the only UTV class entrant of Jason Neate had a slipping clutch and pulled in after 1 lap .

The competitors then bolted on the lights for section 2 which was 2 night laps which saw the demise of Darren (Axle) Greening load the S1650 up with no steering.

Car 450So the starting order for the first of 2 laps on Sunday had Locky Wier pro lite 155 leading, from Dylan Blake 450 Michael Schembri pro lite 127 (seeded), Grant Ballentine Sportsman 384, Haydon Foley S1650 211, Cameron Foley S1650 284 Scott Raven S1650 217, Jason Neate UTV 612 and Michael Bleuel Perf 2WD 532

Not even getting of the line to start the Sunday section was Cameron Foley blowing the gear box on the start line, only 1 lap in and the D.N.F’s continued with Grant Ballentine also blowing a gear box, then the race leaders were out with Locky Weir having clutch gremlins and parked on the side of the track, then the S1650 of Hayden Foley lost the R\H CV & wheel bearings only metres from the start finish line starting their second lap and finishing their title.

With only 1 lap to run Dylan Blake to over the lead with a massive time lead over the only other competitor still on the lead laps Scott Raven in his S1650.

As the day came to an end with the running of the popular 3 X 3’s the outright results were as follows:

1st 450 Dylan Blake Extreme 2WD
2nd 217 Scot Raven S1650
3rd 127 Michael Schembri Pro Lite
4th 532 Michael Bleuel Performance 2WD
5th 612 Jason Neate UTV
6th 155 Locky Wier Pro Lite
7th 211 Hayden Foley S1650
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 September 2013 14:19
We had a good weekend with eleven entries, for the KC Autoelctrics & Bosch Battery 250km Dust & Dirt Spectactular. With one team driving up all the way from SA, Greg & Jack Rhodes brought there pro buggy to get some track time & good competition. The racing started with prologue & everyone was out to prove a point.

AutoSparky Parts Tour De Sand Hills Print E-mail
After surviving the hot Red Centre heat Greg Hicks (Hooker)and Shane Braitling reigned supreme at the final outing for the Alice Springs Off Road Club members, the Autosparky Tour De Sandhills. Hicks completed the grueling event almost six minutes ahead of fellow ProLite Racer Locky and Paddy Weir #155.

The Extreme 2WD campaigner Wayne Cullenane and Lucinda Owen #470 rounded out the podium three minutes behind Weir with seven teams clocking up full race distance.
Perpetual Trophies Print E-mail
If you were one of the Lucky Ones to win A Class Trophy and you hold one of the Perpetual Trophies could we please have them returned to Creative Gifts and Awards in Smith Street at your earliest convenience, so that we can prepare them for this year’s recipients.
We are still missing the Pro-Class Perpetual Trophy so if you think you may have won this class in the last 3 or 4 years please check your Trophy Cabinets and see if it is hiding there, as it has not been seen for a few years and it would be nice for the Annual Winner to receive it on the Night.

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