Prolite Class Preview

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The undeniably popular Prolite class are on their way to Perenjori and with a massive 14 entrants it will be hard to pick a winner!

#107 – Whilst the other 2 Goose Racing Team entrants had a stellar year in 2016, Kevin Holt had the year off. However  with #107 back on track and the Goose Racing trilogy complete, Kevin will waste not time making up for lost ground in both the battle of the Geese and the prolite ranks!

#109 – Paul Tognela comes into this event as a massive dark horse in the field. Tognela’s Prolite has had the full treatment at SS Racetech and is primed and ready for war.If the #109 is on song they could surprise a few people on its debut run in WA

#110 – Jake Clucas is another debuting a new vehicle. The single seat Chenowth has a lot of potential and will be looking to hit the ground running. Don’t be too surprised if Jake takes the #110 by the scruff of the neck and puts the car on the Prolite podium this weekend

#115 – Steve Knowles is back in his single seat prolite buggy. After a tough debut in 2016 where he clipped a tree putting him out of the event, Knowles has been hard at work on the buggy. As ‘Knowlesy’ says ZOOM ZOOM!

#117 – Bernard Holt is the second Goose Racing entry and after a breakout year in 2016 will hoping to continue that form in 2017. Whilst he had an uncharacteristic DNF at Perenjori in 2016, Holt will be hoping to make amends this year

#119 – Former WAORC Outright Champion Jared Percival is primed and ready for a big campaign in 2017. After producing a strong result on his return to competition at Three Springs, Percival showed that all the key ingredients that made him a force to be reckoned with in 2014 are back

#158 – Ashley Ruthers in the Eurohire Racing Bat will be chomping at the bit to have a crack. After a disastrous Perenjori campaign where engine issues reared their head on the way to scrutineering in 2016, Ruthers and his team will have their sights set much higher for 2017!

#161 – Nathaniel Edwards is going to have one very hot seat, regardless of the temperature this weekend. He has taken over the reigns of the ex Brett Smith Southern Cross Prolite which has won 2 WAORC Outright titles in a row and everyone will be looking to see if Edwards can unlock the potential in the #161 machine

#163 – Wayne Holt is the final entry in the Goose Racing trilogy. Wayne will be hoping that after gaining a lot of seat time in 2016, the time is right for Holt to strike and spring an upset on the other Prolite rivals

#168 – Mark Jarrett in the Epic Racing Prolite will be looking forward to getting the 2017 season underway. After a learning process in the first couple of events in 2016, Jarrett is ready to attack some of the more experience competitors at the Gturbo Rod Hatter Memorial Perenjori 360

#171 – Mal Yeardley goes into the first event of the 2017 CAMS, Carnarvon Motel WAORC as one of the favorites for the Prolite class. His Spec 1 Bat came on strong in the second half of 2016 and the Racegear WA pilot will be looking to push his Westside Insurance Specialists sponsored machine to the front of the pack in 2017

#181 – Stephen Ketteridge-Hall showed impressive pace in his last outing at Three Springs. Whilst an unfortunate DNF at the end of day 1, he showed that his crew have put together a package more than capable of mixing it with the best

#195 – George Metaxas ended 2016 on a high, claiming a top 10 outright placing at Three Springs,. If Metaxas can continue that form at the season opener he will be in with a strong chance of a class podium finish

#198 – Young gun Marcus Wells is back again for another run in the families Prolite Buggy. The #198 machine showed some potential during its last race and Wells will be hoping to build on that at Perenjori. Keep an eye on the #198 to be sniffing around the podium places come races end