After a spectacular opening to the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries Western Australian Off Road Racing Championship at Perenjori, the series heads north to the sunny town of Carnarvon over the Easter long weekend. The Carnarvon Motel, Pinjarra Engineering Carnarvon 360 is a new addition to the WAORC, after being run last year for the first time as a multi club event. Being a new track which most competitors will have no experience at will level the playing field and put the competitors to the test.
Already entries are flowing in, headlined by round 1 winner Shane and Curt Elphinstone and current Outright WAORC champion Brett Smith. Darren Agrela will be looking to make amends for a DNF at Perenjori whilst leading and Adam Trewhella will be another hoping for a bit better luck in the #52 Rimco Pro Buggy. The Carnarvon locals will be out in force as well, Darryl Hardman, Ted Schultz and Peter Barrett all entered and looking to take out their respective classes just to name a few. Hardman in particular will be looking to renew his battle with Geraldton’s Greg Pickersgill in the always exciting Extreme 2wd class. Production 4wd class looks to be a big battle again with round 1 winner Dirk Van Geest entered as well as Ted Schultz, David Michelmore and Ben Armstrong from Bottle-fed Racing who sat out Round 1, but is eager to open his WAORC campaign at Carnarvon
On Good Friday the event kicks off with scrutineering at Al’s Liquor on Robinson Street in Carnarvon from 3 – 8pm. The racing kicks off on Saturday with a prologue at 12pm and Section 1 at 2pm. Sundays racing comprises of 2 sections starting at 8:30am and 12:30pm before presentations are held at the Carnarvon Motel from 7pm. The Gascoyne Off Road Club have put in massive amounts of work sculpting a start finish area with chicane and jump which should offer excellent viewing for spectators.
The Carnarvon 360 also couples as Round 2 of the WAORC Tri Series with the final round to be held at Kalgoorlie in July. Competitors will be eager to make a push to the front with a prize pool of over $2000 on the line