Our last class preview is the big bangers of the sport. 16 of the quickest Pro Buggies in the state are set to contest the Carnarvon Motel Three Springs 330. This is the largest class in the 6th Round of the 2016 CAMS, PGS Industries WAORC and they look ready to put on a show
#13 – Travis Robinson would have to be the class favourite. With masses of experience racing in the Australian Off Road Racing Championship and an outright win at Three Springs in 2013, this guy knows how to pedal. Lucky 13 is here to try and show everyone who is boss!
#19 – Troy Schoen will be one of 2 SS Racetech Pro Buggies that will be trying to stamp their authority on the field. An unusual DNF at Badgingarra last start will have Schoen more determined than ever to put his CCR Hoses & Fittings buggy on top spot! It is worth noting that Schoen was a popular winner of this event in 2014, so he knows how to get around this track quick!
#21 – Fresh off her best result in recent times Danielle Joyce will be looking to keep the #21s strong run of form going. The little red buggy that could is raring to go and hoping to make it 2 finishes in a row to cap off a good 2016 for the team
#22 – Grant Payne will be out to make amends for some minor issues at Badgy which cost the team a potential outright win. Payne has the skill and speed, but will need some luck to go his way. Mark the CCM Automotive buggy down as a dark horse in the pack
#28 – Shane Yaxley and navigator Andrew Sawyer will be hoping that they can shake the monkey off their back and record a strong finish to a 2016 season which promised a lot, but has been derailed by mechanical issues. The potential is there in the #28 buggy, Yaxley will just have to work overtime to make sure it is realised come Sunday afternoon
#39 – Undecided Racing’s Darren Agrela missed the Badgingarra event in order to get on top of the mechanical issues which have plagued their season so far. Blisteringly quick all year they have seen the lead of the race slip through their fingers on numerous occasions. Prepped better than ever before and more motivated than ever before could Agrela stitch it all together and take a breakthrough victory?
#42 – Event sponsor and WAORC regular Peter Barrett has once again made the trip down from Carnarvon for this event. The Carnarvon Motel sponsored buggy has been given a rebirth since we last saw it as they chased down the electrical gremlins which have slowed their progress this year. Barrett assures the buggy is ready and he is ready for battle
#52 – Adam ‘Borneo’ Trewhella and navigator Luke Candy come into the Three Springs event off the back of a successful trip to the final Round of the AORC at Waikerie. With a good result in the bag over there, Borneo will be hoping to again unleash the potential in his Chev powered Rimco
#54 – Keith Rance is back again in his Five Star Racing Team buggy. Another competitor who has been plagued with bad luck this year, Rance will be hoping for a clean run in order to move his way up the field at Three Springs
#58 – A new buggy and a new look. Dave Hickey returns to the WAORC with a freshly imported Porter running an LS2. If Hickey and his new Pro Buggy can gel together quickly, there is no telling what they can achieve this weekend at Three Springs
#76 – The Don Brothers make their second appearance of the 2016 season. After an ill-fated run at Carnarvon, they are back on track at Three Springs in search of a strong result. Keep an eye on the Green Thirsty Camel machine as they try to upset some of the more regular competitors in the class
#78 – Making their first run in the 2016 WAORC is Warren Fennell and Chad Marsh. Racing in the ex-Troy Schoen Southern Cross Mark 5, Fennell could spring an upset on some of the series regulars. Whilst seat time has been minimal for the #78 machine, the car does look good and goes hard. Anything is possible for this duo
#98 – Craig Wells will be looking to back up his consistent run at Badgy with another top 5 finish at Three Springs. The Chev powered Razorback has good pedigree and with Craig behind the wheel could be a smokey for the podium at races end
#968 – Brad Cooper will be a man on a mission. The aim is a top 2 finish and hoping that other results go his way so that he can reclaim the WAORC title which was his for so many years. With navigator Aaron Smithson riding shotgun, this pairing will be pushing hard in their quest for WAORC glory
#971 – Scott Schiller has an uncanny knack of rocking up to a racetrack in Western Australia and coming home with a win! 2 from 2 with wins at Narrogin and Bencubbin this year, he will be hoping for a 3rd successfully event at Three Springs. A DNF whilst leading in 2015 just adds fuel to the fire for the SS Racetech pilot
#988 – The second Wells Racing buggy of Marcus Wells has undergone some work since the Badgingarra event. After racing as a prolite back then, Marcus and team have dropped in a new powerplant and will be pushing hard to make their mark on the Pro Buggy field