Day 1 of the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries WAORC has been run with Darren Agrela coming out on top at the end of the prologue and Top 10 shootout. Run in cold and overcast conditions with rain threatening the action on track was red hot.
Friday night and Saturday morning would see scrutineering held for the 39 competitors who made the trek to the town of Bencubbin. After Reconnaissance of the 75km course it was time for the prologue which would be a 25km test. Jordan Russell was the first vehicle off the line with his performance 2wd Lancer blasting off into the distance. As more and more competitors took to the track the times quickly tumbled. Darren Agrela looked to have set the quickest time, until Troy Schoen in his debut run of the immaculately presented #19 CCR Hoses & Fittings Pro Buggy stole the top spot with a blistering run. His time, bettering the 2nd place Agrela by 7 seconds, with Steadman in 3rd and Brett Smith the first of the prolites in 4th outright.
Brad Krepp headed the Extreme 4wd, his giant killing run in taking down the Proformance 4wd Trophy Truck of Scott Bryce by 0.1 of a second. Greg Pickersgill had the fastest Extreme 2wd time in 13th outright after Harleigh Uren had a flat tyre and did not finish the prologue. Chris Dawes and Graeme Bentink are set to be locked in an almighty battle for Day 2, with Dawes taking the prologue 0.7 of a second ahead of the G Turbo Diesel sponsored Landcruiser. Nathaniel Edwards stormed to first in Super 1650 class, his time good enough for 21st outright. The #513 of Jordan Russell was the fastest Performance 2wd and locked in at 33rd outright. Some notable DNF’s on prologue were Scott Schiller with a cracked radiator, Peter Barrett with electrical dramas and Daniel Smith who melted a coil pack.
As the Top 10 shootout rolled around, there was drama early as Rob Collings was not able to start. Brad Krepp had brake issues and couldn’t complete his run whilst Scott Bryce was also parked up within sight of the finish line. Mark Cramer slotted into 7th outright, just behind Brad Cooper and Grant Payne. Justin Steadman dropped one position from 3rd to 4th with Brett Smiths big push resulting in 3rd outright. Troy Schoen couldn’t repeat his heroics from his earlier run as Darren Agrela slashed a whopping 28 seconds off his earlier run to storm to pole position for Section 1 of the event
The action wasn’t just limited to the track as some of the women of off road took to the netball court for a game against the Bencubbin locals. After a disastrous start, the off roaders pegged the score back to lose by only a short margin.
Day 2 kicks off with 1 lap of the 75km course followed by a a 4 lap enduro section. Keep up to date with the live timing and updates on http://www.facebook.com/westausorc