The Prolite fields in WA are going from strength to strength in 2017 and easily being the most biggest field for the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 400. Heading into Round 3 of the 2017 CAMS Carnarvon Motel WAORC its also 2 Prolite competitors battling it out for the outright points race, so there is extra pressure coming from this firebreathing pack of naturally aspirated rockets!
#107 – Kevin Holt in his Goose Racing ZX14 powered buggy will be looking for a strong run at Bencubbin. Holt has previously run comfortable in the top 10 outright at this event and will be looking to repeat this form again in 2017
#109 – Paul Tognela has been growing in confidence throughout the 2017 season and will be hoping for a strong run this weekend. The Prime Earthmoving sponsored buggy has all the right gear and Tognela is starting to push some of the more seasoned veterans of this class
#110 – Jake Clucas is one rookie who if nothing else, loves to put on a show! His Toyota powered Chenowth Millenium presents beautifully and goes hard. All eyes will be on Clucas to see just how far through the field he can push his way in just his 2nd race
#112 – Peter Lindebooms Raptor Prolite is a dark horse amongst this field. Whilst Lindeboom is not a regular competitor, he is one of the quickest. If everything goes his way Lindeboom will be pushing for a class win
#119 – Jared Percival comes into the Bencubbin 400 with a lot of pressure. Currently locked in a tight WAORC outright points tussle with Mal Yeardley, Percival will be looking to keep his head and put in another strong performance
#123 – Chris Thomas will be returning to competition after a lenghty layoff. The Suzuki powered Katana buggy which was handbuilt by Chris was extremely quick last time it hit the track and we are tipping that nothing will have changed when it returns
#161 – Nathaniel Edwards and Luke Mclean will be looking for a faultless run at Bencubbin after a promising start to the season.We expect Edwards to be one of the front runners at Bencubbin after a strong showing at the Narrogin
#168 – Epic Racings Mark Jarret has been gaining pace and confidence throughout this season and is not too far away from latching onto the back of the Percival/Yeardley battle. If everything goes Jarrets way who knows where the #168 machine will end up!
#171 – As with Percival, the pressure of being in a tight tussle for the WAORC outright has to be getting to Mal Yeardley. After just 2 rounds, the pair have been almost inseperable and it most certainly will be game on again at Bencubbin!
#181 – Stephen Hall surprised everyone at Round 1 at Perenjori with a blistering prologue run. Whilst the event was shortlived, young gun Stephen showed that he has the pace to run with the big boys! Slowlite may be the team name, but its certainly not indicative of what the #181 is capable of
#195 – George Metaxas in his SS Racetech Prolite buggy will be hoping he can sneak up on the field in his buggy which features ‘camo’ war paint! Metaxas has shown through the first 2 rounds that as the event wears on, the stronger he gets. Expect Metaxas to be there when it counts in the enduro section of the event
#198 – Craig Wells in the second Wells Racing entry has entered the multi club section of this event. Wells has pedigree in the Prolite class and is a veteran of the sport. Watch out for Craig to spring a few surprises over the course of the weekend
#1163 – Wayne Holts Goose Racing ‘Sollittco’ buggy has been one of the quiet achievers ever since it landed in WA. Wayne Holt will be hoping to get one up on Kevin Holt in the other Goose Racing entry, but will also be looking for a consistent run throughout the weekend