Round 3 of the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries WAORC again sees a big field of Extreme 4wds entered. With a big variety in vehicles and many of the big names of the class raring to go, the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 360 is going to be a thriller!
814 – Leigh Cooper is enjoying a great run of form of late. The green Pajero has been getting quicker and quicker whilst still maintaining good reliability. Leigh is another young driver who is putting the much more experienced competitors on notice. The Bencubbin track will suit Coopers Pajero, so look for the #814 machine to be on the podium at race end
823 – Brad Krepp is coming off the back of an uncharacteristic DNF at Perenjori back in Round 1. A fresh engine and prep on the #823 Patrol has it primed and ready to tackle the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 360. It would take a brave man to bet against Krepp bouncing back with a vengeance at a track which Krepp knows well.
834 – Danny Smith came into 2016 with high expectations of his Turbo powered Patrol. A DNF early in Round 1 has left Smith hungry for a good result and if the #834 Patrol makes it to the finish line, expect it to be in a very quick time. The battle between long time rivals Krepp and Smith will be en exciting one all weekend
848 – Owen and Mitchell Davies have had strong year so far, leading the class points after 2 rounds. They have shown plenty of promise and a lot of pace, but will need a clean run to keep their title aspirations on track. The Valvoline sponsored Nissan is a hot tip to be on the class podium, the question is, which step???
875 – Ash Ryan will be wondering where the black cat that crossed his path has gone. A string of DNF’s has restricted Ryan’s seat time in the Outlaws 4×4 Trophy Truck. The Outlaws crew have left no stone unturned in their preparation for the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 360 and with its fresh fill of Penrite Oil the big black truck is ready to attack the course!
881 – Dave Fong will be hoping his consistent run from Perenjori can continue. The iconic Red Land rover has all the pedigree of a seriously quick car and if Fong can unleash the power he will be looking good for a podium come Sunday afternoon. Watch out for the #881 Extreme 4wd, because looks can be deceiving
883 – Russell Cullen, the former Australian Extreme 4wd Champion is piece by piece putting together a very strong platform for his WAORC assault. By doing things a little differently to most and always being there at the end, the quirky pairing of Big Russ and Fluffy sit a mere 30 points off the class leader in the points after 2 rounds. Keep an eye on the big Patrol as this sort of Enduro format will play into their hands
888 – Scott Bryce and his Proformance Motorsport team have without doubt one of the most impressive machines in the field. But after a DNF in round 1, they must now work on delivering that potential. Failure to deliver a strong result at the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 360 would be a disaster for their title hopes as Bryce is currently buried 5th in the class points after 2 rounds. Expect a big result from the #888 machine, several years ago at Bencubbin they came home with the Extreme 4wd class win and an impressive 2nd outright