After 3 Rounds of the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries WAORC, it is Brett Smith in his #161 Pro Lite Buggy who is on top of the points chase. Backing up his series win in 2015, Smith has had an incredidbly consistent run so far this year, bagging a 3rd and 2 x 2nd places. As the Series heads to Kalgoorlie for Round 4, lets take a look at how the title fights are shaping up
In the Outright chase, Smith leads from Cooper and Elphinstone, with the eventual winner looking likely to come from these 3 competitors. Dirk Van Geest was extremely consistent in rounds 1 and 2 to sit 4th just ahead of Mark Cramer, Russell Cullen and Round 3 winner Scott Schiller. With the points for 2016 allowing you to drop your worst round it most certainly isn’t over until the fat lady sings!
Pro Buggy class is lead by Brad Cooper from Shane Elphinstone and Mark Cramer who have been some of the in form competitors in the series so far this year. Sitting in 4th, 5th and 6th are Darren Agrela, Scott Schiller and Troy Schoen who have all shown that they have the pace to make a real impact in the second half of the year
Southern Cross Racing’s Brett Smith is in a class of his own, taking 3 class victories in the first 3 rounds of the series. The consistency shown by Wayne and Bernie Holt has them sitting 2nd and 3rd in their Goose Racing Pro Lite Buggies. Behind the leading trio is a gaggle of competitors who will be hoping to turn the tables on the current points leader
Super 1650 has had a change in leader after the Bencubbin event. Aaron Dark has charged into the lead ahead of Nathaniel Edwards and Dave Cowan. The 3 competitors are very close on points and it is still wide open heading into Round 4 at Kalgoorlie
It may have taken him 3 rounds, but Geraldton’s Greg Pickersgill has finally landed a punch in the 2016 series. After 2 DNF’s and a class win, Pickersgill now holds a slender lead over Carnarvon’s Darryl Hardman and Peter Doney in his Blue #406 machine
Jordan Russell is the sold competitor in the Performance 2wd class and a dogged effort at Bencubbin has seen him hit the ground running leading the class with 3 rounds to go
Production 4wd looks set to be an close one all the way to the finish. Dirk Van Geest leads the class narrowly ahead of Ben Armstrong and Ted Schultz. The trio have built a gap over 4th place man Chris Dawes, with Chris May and Round 3 winner Graeme Bentink lurking ominously currently 6th on points.
Extreme 4wd sees the consistent Owen Davies leading the field from Russ Cullen and Leigh Cooper. David Fong has had a few good runs in his #881 machine to sit 4th with Brad Krepp, Garry Povah, Daniel Smith and Scott Bryce rounding out the top 8
Keep an eye out on Round 4 of the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries WAORC, being the longest and toughest event in the series, it could be a decisive one!!!
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