Carnarvon is set to come alive over the Easter Long Weekend with Round 2 of the CAMS, PGS Industries Western Australian Off Road Racing Championship. The Carnarvon Motel, Pinjarra Engineering Carnarvon 360 also couples as round 2 of the WAORC Tri Series where a prize pool of over $2000 is on the line. A small but quality field of competitors are set to make the trek north to Carnarvon and whilst numbers are down from Round 1 at Perenjori the quality most certainly has not dropped. All the sports big hitters have entered with the championship battle for class and outright still most certainly alive
Scrutineering gets underway on Friday afternoon in town at Carnarvon with racing starting on Sunday morning at the track off Bibrawarra Bore Road. In the Pro Buggy class last years event winner Brett Renton will be looking to go back to back whilst Round 1 winner Shane Elphinstone as well as front runners Darren Agrela, Brad Cooper, Adam Trewhella, Rob Collings and more will be looking to take the crown. Pro Lite will be a battle between current WAORC Outright champion Brett Smith in his Southern Cross Race Frames buggy with Andrew Sawyer and Wayne Holt looking to spring a surprise on the reigning champ. John Flynn will be piloting his Super 1650 buggy and don’t be too surprised if he manages to punch above his weight and take out some of the larger capacity buggies
In The Extreme 2wd class Geraldton man Greg Pickersgill will be hoping for a successful return to Carnarvon after claiming a podium finish at the Gascoyne Dash last year. Local Darryl Hardman will be hoping to impress in front of his home crowd whilst Peter Doney will be pushing the Blue Baja Beetle hard against the trucks. Production 4wd again has a solid field with Dirk Van Geest and Ted Schultz set to do battle again. After competing in his Extreme 4wd last event, Chris May will jump into his Production 4wd GQ Nissan Patrol for the Carnarvon 360, with Ben Armstrong and David Michelmore looking to open their WAORC accounts at Carnarvon.
Extreme 4wd again will be a dogfight as Russ Cullen, Leigh Cooper and Owen Davies lock horns again. With Round 1 winner Garry Povah missing from the field Cullen, Cooper and Davies will see this as a good opportunity to bank some points.
Once again Intense LED Australia and Oricom UHF CB will be running their contingency program with competitors going in the draw to win a heap of great prizes just for being a part of the series. Presentations will be held at the Carnarvon Motel on Sunday night, with the event sponsor playing host to what should be a great night