As we get prepared for Round 3 of the 2019 WAORC at Bencubbin lets take a quick look at the points situation after 2 rounds. With some fantastic racing already seen over the first 2 rounds, it is the competitors who have been most consistent who are occupying the top placings and this championship race is wide open!
In 1st place for the outright points for the first time in WAORC history is a SXS and its a competitor who is in his rookie season. Mat Birnie has had strong run so far with a 5th and a 4th and sits on 33 points holds a 4 point lead. In 2nd place outright is Peter Barrett, the Sportslite competitor from Carnarvon who has been impressive in both outings so far this season. Mark Murray has slotted his Diesel powered Extreme 4wd into 3rd outright and is followed by Mark Harris who sits 4th in his CanAm X3 on 22 points. The round winners from the first 2 races, Darren Agrela and Shane Elphinstone hold down 5th and 6th on 21 points in their twin turbo Jimcos with Sean Fitzpatrick, another rookie who has put in a strong shift early also on 21 points. Gavin Rodgers is 8th with 20 points with Phil Shepley and John Pursehouse rounding out the top 10, both sitting on 19 points. Its tight at the top and as we hit the halfway point in the season, Bencubbin could be a turning point on the race for WA #1
Entries for the Marsue Transport Bencubbin 360, which will be the 10th event to be held at Bencubbin will be opening soon,. Stay tuned as the WAORRA, the event organisers are working on something special!
Progressive points for outright and classes after 2 rounds can be found here