11 crews, plus an extra navigator, entered this event, and it was great to catch up with some of them around the campsite. Everyone was eager for prologue to be over so they could start the event.
Again, conditions for the event were perfect, albeit the breeze was very chilly.
Those who started but did not finish prologue could apply for seeding, so the following have their prologue finish place then the adjusted start place next to their names.
Matt Curtis/Gary Curtis 20th – 23, Toby Whateley/Simon Herrmann dfn – 28, Tony Whateley/Doug Carthew 32nd – 36, Bruce Muir/Mark Hendry 36th – 40, Bodie Tickner/Graham Tickner/Haylee Hook 42nd – 47, John Smith/Grant Manion 43rd – 48, Adam Bierl/Coen Bierl 53rd – 59, Sam Vanstone/Steven Vanstone 67th – 72, Hadyn Vanstone/Neil Vanstone 78th – 83, Cory Read/Katrina Read 79th – 84,
Tyson Read in with Kaine Reid 82nd – 88, and Richard Andrews/Lauren & Jamie Andrews dnf – 97.
The top ten shootout is always a great crowd pleaser, and this year was no different, except the club had no crews in it.
Great start Sunday morning, with the ground moving from the rumble of the engines of the vehicles waiting in line.
Three vehicles did not finish lap 1, Richard Andrews/Lauren&Jamie Andrews, Cory Read/Katrina Read and Tony Whateley/Doug Carthew.
Tyson Read in with Kaine Reid, and Bruce Muir/Mark Hendry had mechanical issues and were out on lap 2.
Sam Vanstone/Steven Vanstone and Hadyn Vanstone/Neil Vanstone only competed in the Multi club section, and completed their three laps with no issues.
Matt Curtis/Gary Curtis, Bodie Tickner/Graham Tickner, John Smith/Grant Manion, Toby Whateley/Simon Herrmann and Adam Bierl/Coen Bierl finished their 4 laps with no issues.
The following is a list of competitors that finished the event, and where they placed, Outright and Class :-
Multi Club Element O/Road SA State Ch/ship ARB Series Event
Matt Curtis/Gary Curtis 4th, 2nd 5th, 3rd 9th, 5th 10th, 5th
John Smith/Grant Manion 8th, 3rd 15th, 3rd 23rd, 4th 28th, 5th
Sam Vanstone/Steven Vanstone 13th, 2nd 37th, 5th
Toby Whateley/Simon Herrmann 15th, 1st 13th, 2nd 21st, 2nd 24th, 2nd
Hadyn Vanstone/Neil Vanstone 17th, 4th 39th, 7th
Adam Bierl/Coen Bierl 11th, 1st 18th, 1st 21st, 1st
Bodie Tickner/Graham Tickner/Haylee Hook 20th, 3rd 23rd, 3rd
With a field of 99 entries, it was pleasing to see so many members from the club competing, and to have 7 crews finish the event successfully.