It all comes down to this! The final round of the 2019 Western Australian Off Road Racing Championship is going to be an absolute cracker. We will be reviewing all class championship points ahead of the Black Diamond Drilling Kalgoorlie Desert Race, but first up is the outright points
It will be a 2 horse race between the #682 CanAm Maverick X3 of Mat Birnie and Rochelle Funneman and the #39 Undecided Racing Jimco of Darren Agrela and Ryan Barton. There is just 1 point separating the competitors and with the differing results throughout the year its going to be finely poised ahead of the final race. Also set to come into play is the drop your worst result format which could have a big bearing on the end outcome.
For Birnie, consistency has seen him lock in 5 solid points finishes with a worst result of 10th outright being the mark he will want to improve on. If the SXS competitor can finish better than 10th, his old result will be dropped and the new one will takes its place therefore increasing his points haul. However the Geraldton crew will need a slice of luck if they are to take their maiden WAORC crown in their first attempt!
Agrela’s worst result was a DNF at Carnarvon and as such any points he scores at Kalgoorlie will be added to his total. This leaves the #39 team in the driving seat at the pointy end of the season. Any finish in the top 10 will take the title regardless of where Birnie finshes and even finishing outside the top 20 could be enough depending on other results. A result outside of this or a DNF would spell disaster after a stellar year which has netted them wins at Perenjori, Bencubbin and Three Springs
The scrap for 3rd outright will also go down to the wire as Peter Barrett, Colin Bevan, Sean Fitzpatrick and Mal Yeardley are split by just 3 points. Who will take the bragging rights out of the Carnarvon Motel Racing Team? Or can one of the SXS’s punch above their weight to join Mat Birnie and make it a duo of CanAm Maverick X3’s on the outright podium? Entries are still building for the Black Diamond Drilling Kalgoorlie Desert Race as we get set for the red dirt to fly in just a few weeks time! Stay tuned for the class championship summaries in the build up to the final round of the 2019 WAORC. Current championship points can be found here