Waikerie Hotel ARB Riverland Enduro

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.