The SXS class competitors have once again turned up in very strong numbers with 12 competitors lining up at the 2019 Gascoyne Dash. All 12 are competing in the SXS Turbo class and are split across 3 different manufacturers, Polaris, Yamaha and Can-Am. This battle is going to go right down to the wire at one of the toughest desert events in Australia
Simon Clifford, Rob Alford, Ben Hodge and Brent Fowler make up a quartet of Polaris competitors who are making the trip north. Alford and Hodge are armed with the latest model, the Polaris Turbo S and will be hoping to make their mark. Clifford and Fowler are both running the RZR Turbo model and will be coming into the event having shown some exceptional speed earlier this season
Flying the Flag for CanAm there are 7 x X3’s ready to take on WA’s finest. #611 Mark Harris currently sits 3rd outright in the WAORC after a brilliant opening round at Perenjori and will be one of the favorites. Chris Kounis is making his debut in a brand new X3, whilst Colin Bevan, Mathew Birnie and Sean Fitzpatrick are all back for their second WAORC event. Gavin Rodgers and Brad Close round out the list of Can-Ams and both will be red hot contenders in the class battle
The final competitor in the class and man who laid down a very impressive time in 2018 is Mark Wainwright. The Yamaha pilot has upgraded the #627 machine with the addition of a turbo and will be hoping for a repeat of the 2nd outright that he pulled on the Carnarvon to Gascoyne Junction leg of last years race.
With such a closely matched field, a clean run both ways will be essential in the battle for a podium finish.