The Easter Long Weekend has heralded the start of the Coral Coast Helicopters Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash. Remote Imaging Solutions was on hand to get some great aerial imagery during the prologue and see how the field of 23 is looking for the race out to the Gascoyne early tomorrow morning.
The speedway was the perfect backdrop for the start of the prologue to see where racers would stand for tomorrow and as always the hospitality of Carnarvon and the businesses that have supported this event has been very much appreciated and welcomed by the ‘Out of towners’.
As was to be expected the dirt and flies would persist but the final results of the 20km prologue had Darren Agrela in his 39 Pro Buggy outright first. There is only 19 seconds between Darren and 2nd and 3rd with Shane Elphinstone and Troy Schoen and Debbie Schoen close behind.
1 Darren Agrela
2 Shane Elphinstone
3 Troy Schoen and Debbie Schoen
4 Jared Percival and Darryn Beckett
5 Brad Cooper
6 Malcolm Yeardley and Stephen Ketteridge-HAll
7 Mark Wainwright
8 Chris Unstead
9 Brett Renton and Kevin Renton
10 Greg Pickersgill and Greg Finlay
*** see full results here: PROLOGUEResultsPrologue
To stay up to date over the next 2 days with how the race is going, including the bikes, check out all the results live here: My Race Results
For a longer video click link here: Prologue Carnarvon
Supp regs are available and entries are still open for the 2018 Coral Coast Helicopters Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash.
Follow link here: ENTER RACE
Supp Regs here: CAMS Supp Regs 2018
The Prologue was dusty and gave the competitors a feel for the fast track.
See results from prologue here: PROLOGUEResultsPrologue
The Carnarvon Motel Western Australian Off Road Championship Round 1 has been run and won. The WA Labour Day long weekend provided the perfect 3 day break from the daily grind to get out to the wheatbelt town of Perenjori 348 kms north Perth. The town’s population of 276 swelled by almost the same amount as the WAORC Clubs took the trip from around the state to get their cars running and see if their hard work over the break had paid off.
As always there were challenges on and off the track. It wasn’t the extreme temperatures as experienced last year, but it certainly was hot and the dust was light and fine covering everyone and everything when racing was underway. At times there was some wind to keep the drivers happy as the dust quickly left their trail allowing for those behind to have better line of sight during the chase. Of course the flies were also a delight to have in swarms of the thousands.
The Prologue and Section 1 were undertaken on Day 1 and Sections 2 and 3 were run on Day 2. The WAORC website and Facebook page will provide the overall results and follow up articles will come out in the next short while with accompanying media and stories. This will include the UAV aerial imagery taken by Remote Imaging Solutions. After it was all said and done, the final standings are detailed below:
Outright Top 3:
- Harleigh Uren – Extreme 2WD
- Brad Cooper and Peter Barrett – Pro Buggy
- Colin Doney and Peter Doney – Extreme 2WD
See full results here: S3ResultsOutright
Outright by class Top 3:
- Brad Cooper and Peter Barrett
- Craig Wells and Marcus Wells
- Darren Agrela and Ryan Barton
- Jared Percival and Darryn Beckett
- Mark Jarrett and Glen Humphries
- Malcolm Yeardley and Dave Cowan
- Deon Visagie
- Michael Davis and Kerry Yaxley
- John Flynn and Garry Howe
- Charlie Edwards and Samual Cain
- Harleigh Uren
- Colin Doney and Peter Doney
- Karl Richardson and Shane Walsh
- Mathew Beck and Fluffy Fahey
- Michael French and Karina Graham
- Mark Wainwright and Kev Dimsdale
- Dean Terry and Brandon Terry
- Christopher Unstead and Nick Scolaro
- Ashley Sudholz and Michael Hidderley
- Travis Epis and Asher Hyland
- Mitchell Davies and Owen Davies
- Adrian Brestovac and Daniel Jones
- Nicholas van Geest and James Eames
See full results here: S3ResultsOutrightBYCLASS
Today marked the official start of the 2018 Carnarvon Motel West Australian Off Road Championship six round series. Remote Imaging Solutions was on hand to capture today’s scrutineering overseen by Off Road Racing WA.
Many of the 47 entrants who are set to compete at Perenjori next weekend made the trip to the GTurbo Workshops to have the officials give the tick of approval to get racing on Saturday 3rd March. With the sun out and sausages sizzling, family and friends enjoyed the afternoon seeing competitors and their teams rock up and show off the hard work that is required to get a car ready to race.
Graeme Bentink from GTurbo Diesel Performance was on hand to offer a free Dyno Tune to competitors, and this proved quite a spectacle as the revs were cranked and the decibels punched out from the amazing racing vehicles.
The WA Off Road Junior Development Program had their race car (#583) at today’s scrutineering event which was expertly managed by Fluffy Fahey to ensure the car is up to the task next week. This is an exciting part of the WAORC as the car is the first of what will be many more in the Junior Program. Mathew Beck will Pilot this car with ‘Fluff’ sitting in as Navigator.
So make no mistake, today’s scrutineering has shown that things are shaping up for the biggest and best series yet! The hard work is done, the boxes are ticked, now it is time for the rubber to hit the road and see what can be done in some amazing vehicles by many amazing people. Standby for updates next weekend!
The 2018 CAMS, Carnarvon Motel WAORC is nearly upon us and it’s with great excitement that we can announce a new media partner for the 2018 series. Remote Imaging Solutions has come on board to ensure that in 2018 we will have you covered from every angle. Ben Durnin and the Remote Imaging Solutions team are ready to get out in the dirt and dust to showcase the sport and continue pushing its promotion on to bigger and better things. The comprehensive media package which Remote Imaging Solutions has prepared will see photos, videos and event stories from each event, featuring all competitors and all classes of vehicle.
The WAORC continues to be one of the leading off road racing series in Australia with a 6 round series putting competitors to the test through all types of varying terrains. From tree lined sandy tracks, to fast desert and outback landscapes, it really is a true test across different types of terrain and this series has it all. To help capture all the action and excitement of off road racing, Remote Imaging Solutions have a range of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). With the increased coverage from the air, we look forward to seeing some of the most comprehensive coverage of the series so far.
The season kicks off with the GTurbo, Rod Hatter Memorial, Perenjori 360 which will be run over March 3rd and 4th. But for those who may not be able to head out to Perenjori to spectate, there will be a chance to get up close and personal and check out all the cars at scrutineering which is being held at the GTurbo premises in Balcatta on Saturday February 24th from 1 – 5pm. Be sure to get down and see some of the awesome machinery and meet the drivers before the action starts to heat up!
The WA off road racing community has cleaned up at the CAMS WA awards night. Before we head into the 2018 season it was a great chance to look back and celebrate the successes, class and outright winners of 2017
There were also a few special honours handed out on the night. Firstly the Carnarvon Motel Three Springs 360 won back to back CAMS state event of the year. In a fitting touch, the award was presented to representative from all clubs. One of the event organisers Jeremy Beck identifying this team effort of people from all of the clubs is just a small part of what makes this event special. He also paid tribute to the people of Three Springs and the competitors who this year endured one of the wettest events on record
Mathew Beck was the next big winner, taking out the Bursons Auto Parts Future Star award. For Beck it capped off what has been a great debut season for himself personally and also the WA Off Road Junior Development Program. It was a good night for the youngster who also took home the Performance 2wd class championship
In what was a great night all round, Peter Barrett from the Carnarvon Motel was on hand to present a large cheque to the 4 WA clubs for the 2018 season sponsorship. The Carnarvon Motels support of the series is greatly appreciated by all. Unfortunately Hugh Piercy who is the outgoing WA off road panel chair couln’t attend, but was also recognised for his service to the sport
2017 CAMS, Carnarvon Motel Western Australian Off Road Racing Championship
1st Outright Winner – Driver: Jared Percival
1st Outright Winner – Co-Driver: Michael Davis
2nd Outright Winner – Driver: Malcolm Yeardley
2nd Outright Winner – Co-Driver: Sam Cramer
3rd Outright Winner – Driver: Mark Cramer
3rd Outright Winner – Co-Driver: Peter Doney
Driver – Pro Buggy Winner: Mark Cramer
Co-Driver – Pro Buggy Winner: Sam Cramer
Driver – Pro Lite Buggy Winner: Malcolm Yeardley
Co-Driver – Pro Lite Buggy Winner: Michael Davis
Driver – Super 1650 Buggy Winner: John Flynn
Co-Driver – Super 1650 Buggy Winner: Gary Howe
Driver – Extreme 2WD Winner: Colin Doney
Co-Driver – Extreme 2WD Winner: Peter Doney
Driver – Performance 2WD Winner: Mathew Beck
Co-Driver – Performance 2WD Winner: Jeremy Beck
Driver – Superlite A Winner: Mark Wainwright
Driver – Superlite B Winner: Ashley Sudholz
Co-Driver – Superlite B Winner: Nick Scolaro
Driver – Production 4WD: Graeme Bentink
Co-Driver – Production 4WD: Andrew Kingscott
Driver – Extreme 4WD Winner: Mark Murray
Co-Driver – Extreme 4WD Winner: Jim Ingham
Driver – Sportslite Winner: Peter Barrett
Co-Driver – Sportslite Winner: Craig Carson
Certificate of Appreciation
Hugh Piercy: Service as Chair of the Off Road Panel
2017 CAMS WA Annual Awards
CAMS State Event of the Year: The Carnarvon Motel Three Springs 360
Burson Auto Parts CAMS Future Star Award: Mathew Beck