Prolite Preview – Three Springs 360

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Last but not least we preview the mammoth field of 14 prolites which are saddled up and ready to rock the 2017 Carnarvon Motel Three Springs 360

107 – Kevin Holt in the Goose Racing Kawasaki powered buggy is one of the quiet achievers of the Prolite field. Holt’s Goose Racing machine has plenty of pace and has been developed into a strong contender in this big field of prolites

109 – Paul Tognela is back after missing the last event, but is primed and ready to hit the track in his Prime Earthmoving Nissan powered Prolite. The 109 has been given the once over by the guys at SS Racetech and is ready to do battle

110 – Jake Clucas put on a show during his last race at Bencubbin. You can expect to see more of this no fear attack as Clucas looks to take it up to the front runners in the class

115 – Steve Knowles is in strong form with a good hit out at the recent Mid West Challenge. If the Raptor Pro buggy goes the distance he could surprise a few people

119 – Jared Percival will be out to make amends for an off colour run at the Mid West Challenge. They say you can’t keep a good man down and Jared isn’t a former WAORC outright champion and leading the 2017 WAORC for no reason

123 – Chris Thomas in his self built Katana buggy is back for his second run of the 2017 season. The appropriately named Katana buggy is an absolute weapon and Thomas will be looking to unleash it upon the Three Springs course

128 – Shane Yaxley has finally completed the conversion from Pro buggy to Prolite. The Kiwi will be hoping that all the hard work and modifications pay off come Sunday night

161 – Nathaniel Edwards was victorious in his most recent outing at the Mid West Challenge. The Wealth Today sponsored Prolite has been in blistering form lately, running in the top 3 outright every time it has hit the track this season. #161 goes in as the class favorite

168 – Mark Jarrett is another Prolite competitor who is in form at the moment. A strong run at the Mid West Challenge has him lurking ominously in the class championship points should either Yeardley or Percival slip up

171 – Mal Yeardley will be looking to put his last race roll over out of his mind and get back on track so that the results can do the talking. The Westside Insurance Specialists Bat Prolite has been on the pace all year and will be looking to make his move at Three Springs

175 – David Rowett in the #175 Inland Racing Team Prolite buggy will be making their first ever appearance at a WAORC event. The regular crews are always wary when new competitors are thrown into the mix. Expect the unexpected from the #175 machine

181 – Stephen Hall this season has shown that he is one of the quickest cars during prologue. With a little luck, Hall should be able to translate this potential into a full race effort and land a coveted podium place

195 – George Metaxas will be licking his lips at the prospect of racing at Three Springs. The Cottage & Engineering Surveys Sponsored buggy is a specialist when it comes to the tough long events and George will have good memories from his strong run here in 2016. He will also have not so great memories of beaching the buggy halfway up a tree in 2014, but proved in 2016 he has well and truly conquered those demons

198 – Marcus Wells was on the pace in his most recent run in the Prolite at the Mid West Challenge. If the car holds out for the full race distance, Wells could be on the money for a top 3 in class