Round 3 of the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries WAORC will see a big field of 7 Prolites tackling the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 360. What makes this field more interesting than other rounds is the fact that we have a few new machines in the mix. We take a look at each of the competitors prospects in this highly competitive field
112 – Peter Lindeboom will be bringing his Prolite buggy out for its first run in 2016. Lindeboom is always on the pace when he hits the track and is more than capable of running with the big boys. Make no mistake the #112 buggy is a dark horse to take out the class win
115 – Stevan Knowles will be looking to erase the demons which cruelled his debut run at the first round of the WAORC. With a freshly rebuilt front end after striking a tree at Perenjori, look out for Knowles as he gets more comfortable in his raptor buggy and the lap times start to drop. The enduro format of Bencubbin very well could play into Knowles hands
117 – Bernard Holt is Mr Consistency in his Goose Racing prolite. The Enduro format will suit Bernies style and this pocket rocket will definitely be one of the front runners come Sunday afternoon. The only motorcycle powered buggy in the field, the #117 single seater will definitely be nipping at the heels of the much bigger capacity buggies
161 – Brett Smith is a red hot favorite to take out the class win at the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 360. After winning the event outright in 2015, Smith will be looking to go back to back and in the process continue his winning streak in Prolite. The rumor mill has been in overdrive with the Southern Cross Racing Team set to unveil a heap of engine upgrades in an effort to continue to stamp their authority on the Prolite class in WA
168 – Mark Jarrett is the wild card of the Prolite field. With a buggy which has good pedigree as a Pro Buggy in the Ballistic Racing stable, Jarrett will be hoping to replicate this history in his first run out. Whilst Mark has only had limited experience racing in the WAORC, do not underestimate the #168 machine as this crew may well spring a surprise on the more seasoned competitors
171 – Mal Yeardley will be unveiling a new weapon in what is the first stepping stone on his path to WAORC glory! The #171 Bat buggy has been rebuilt from the ground up, with extensive work done to ensure that Mal has all the tools at his disposal to challenge for the class win. Whilst it will take the Racegear WA pilot some time to get acclimatized to the new buggy, do not discount Yeardley for the class podium at races end
195 – George Metaxas has been slowly but surely ironing out any bugs in his new SS Racetech buggy and is primed and ready to attack the Bencubbin course. As Metaxas gets more and more seat time the potential in the #195 package is being unearthed and it wont be long before he is knocking on the door of a class podium. Could this be the round that George can string it all together and take out the class victory?
One thing that is for certain, you cannot discount any of the entrants in the Prolite class at Round 3 of the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries WAORC. The big question is, can they knock off any of the Pro Buggies and Extreme 2wds for the outright win?