Off Road Racers

Mickey Thompson has a huge team of off-road racers who rely on their off the shelf Mickey Thompson tyres to get them through some of the most grueling races across Australia. Check out the legendary Mates of Mickey off-road racing teams below. 

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Driver: Ben Armstrong

Navigator: Dave Turner

Current Vehicle: GQ Nissan Patrol 

Class: 7 Production 4WD


Engine: RB30

Horsepower: 240

Achievements: 2016 State Class Champion and 3rd Outright WA Driver by Points

Tyre Size/Pattern: 265/75R16 - P3

Other Sponsors: CCR Hose and Fittings

Favourite Event: Three Springs, Bencubbin

Future Goals: Another WA State Championship, Race some eastern tates rounds (Sea Lake, Waikerie)

Carabott Racing


Driver: Tony Carabott

Navigator: James Carabott

Current Vehicle: Penhall Diablo (Aussie Pro Spec)

Class: Pro Class / Unlimited  


Engine: Chev LS 6ltr

Horsepower: 600 plus some more

Achievements: 2012 Victorian off Road Racing Championship - Equal 1st Pro Navigator

Tyre Size/Pattern: MTZ P3 35x12.50R15

Other Sponsors: Penhall Fabrication, Flowcraft Race Engines, King Shocks Aust, Stedi, Powerplus Racing Fuels and Garage Worx Service Centre

Favourite Event: Rainbow Desert Enduro, Pines Enduro, Griffith & Finke

Future Goals: Win the ARB Australian Off Road Racing Championship


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Driver: Darran "BIG SEXY" van der Woude
Navigator: Boof "cute as a button" Ziembinski
Current Vehicle: 2008 Holden Colorado
Class: 5

Engine: 6 litres of Holden fury
Horsepower: 380 at the wheels baby!
Achievements: I once fit my mouth around a pint glass
Tyre Size/Pattern: Mickey T  MTZ P3.  Dirty great big ones!
Other Sponsors: River Murray Auto Wreckers
Favourite Event: Waikerie Riverland Enduro
Future Goals: To have Mickey Thompson pay for all my racing expenses

Full Tilt Racing


Driver: James Lochert
Navigator: Teish Lochert and the Boys
Current Vehicle: Rids Race Frames Joker
Class: 1

Engine: Toyota TGR 3.5l Naturally Aspirated
Horsepower: About 250 at the wheels which is not enough!
AchievementsSouth Australian Of Road Championship in our first year of Racing, 2nd outright at Morex & a whole heap of class wins and places
Tyre Size/Pattern: Front 33" and Rear 35" Mickey Thompson P3 MTZ
Other Sponsors: Sprint Freight and Logistics, Rids Race Frames, River Murray Auto Wreckers and Fuchs oils
Favourite Event: Waikerie
Future Goals: Class champion and Outright position in the ARB Australian Off Road Racing Championship

JK Motorsport


Driver: Jason Lavis
Navigator: Rian Collier and Josh Hanrahan
Current Vehicle: 2006 Toyota Hilux
Class: 7

Engine: 4.0L V6
Horsepower: 190HP
AchievementsBeing able to race is an achievement in itself.  1st in class and 8th outright at Burdekin 300 in 2018. Completing Goondawindi in 2017 & 2016. 
Tyre Size/Pattern: 265/75R16 MTZ P3
Other Sponsors: Auto Pro Emerald, Total Trimming, NRG Ag
Favourite Event: Griffith and Burdekin
Future Goals: Complete all rounds of the ARB Series

Limited Options Racing


Driver: Declan Cummins
Navigator: Molly Cummins / Pat Philp
Current Vehicle: Lothringer Buggy
Class: Super 1650

Engine: Honda B16 1600cc
Horsepower: Very little but just enough to get into trouble
AchievementsFinished a few races last year but not this year
Tyre Size/Pattern: 31x10.5x 15 rears, 33 x9 x15 Baja Pro front
Other Sponsors: Speciality Services Qld
Favourite Event: Mildura
Future Goals: Finish the next race 

Money Box Racing


Driver: Alan Dixon
Navigator: Johnny O'Connor
Current Vehicle: Southern Cross Mk5
Class: Pro Lite

Engine: 3.5 litre Nissan
Horsepower: 205
AchievementsVic Champion 2016, Pro Lite Champion SA 2017, 3rd VIC pro Lite Champion 2017
Tyre Size/Pattern: 35/12 MTZ
Other Sponsors: Hardy Fencing, Fury Engines, ICUR Engineering, Elite Signs, Century 21 Real Estate Euchuca
Favourite Event: Sea Lake
Future Goals: Finish Finke 2018

Narabeen Tyrepower


Driver: Mal Graham
Navigator: James Cary  
Current Vehicle: 1987 Range Rover Classic 
Class: Challenge Ccda  Winch Truck 

Engine: 5.0ltr Coil Pack Rover Motor Motec 
Horsepower: More Than Your Average Rangie 
Achievements3rd Vic Winch, Multiple Stage And Top 3 Obc Places,1st Mud Race Howa Valley 
Tyre Size/Pattern: 315/75r16 Mtz P3 
Other Sponsors: Narrabeen Tyrepower, British & Swedish Motors, Barrenjoey Smash, Gps Oz, Gigglepin
Favourite Event: Outback Challenge
Future Goals: Top Ten Obc 2018

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Driver: Aaron Nicoll
Navigator: Will Messer & Lucy Heywood

Current Vehicle: Rivmasta
Class: Sportsman

Engine: Suzuki G13B
Horsepower: -

2015, 2016 NSW Long Course Championship Class Champion, 3rd Outright 2014 QLD Championship, Top 10 Shootout Kempsey 250 @ Wittitrin 2014

Tyre Size/Pattern: Front: Mickey Thompson Baja Pro 30/7.0 R15, Rear: Mickey Thompson Deagan 38 All Terrain 235/75 R15
Other Sponsors: -
Favourite Event: Milbrodale Mountain Classic & Kempsey 250 at Wittitrin
Future Goals: Keep finishing and keep winning!

Robertson Racing


Driver: Ivan Robertson
Navigator: Laura Robertson

Current Vehicle: Micklefab TT
Class: 4 - Extreme 2wd/Trophy Truck

Engine: 5.3 litre Chevrolet
Horsepower: approx 600
AchievementsEvery race finished is an achievement

Tyre Size/Pattern: 37x12.50R17 MTZ P3
Other Sponsors: Water Movers, Keera Station, Sportzprint, Laser Signs and Print, DNA Paint and Panel
Favourite Event: Sunraysia - ARB Series
Future Goals: Class Champion in ARB Series

Rough Rider Racing


Driver: Owen Ward
Navigator: Nathan Alison and others

Current Vehicle: 2016 Nissan Navara D40
Class: Extreme 4wd / Class 8

Engine: GM LS2
Horsepower: approximately 600 hp give or take
AchievementsOur most outstanding achievements have been winning the class 8 championship on two occasions. Once tying for first with Michael Magher

Tyre Size/Pattern: We run our personal favorite. The Micky Thompson MTZ P3. In a 35x12x17
Other Sponsors: Our other sponsors who we have partnered with are: Wholesale Automatic Transmissions, O.P. Wards Property Services, Radius Fabrications, King Shocks, G&S Tyres Somerville
Favourite Event: Our favorite event has always been Goondiwindi. With The Pines in Millicent coming a very close second. There's just something about pushing your car as fast as you can will it to go down Malapunyah straight over those whoops and sending it for the crowd that I reckon is the best feeling in motorsport. Who needs other addictions when you can have that feeling to chase every year!!!! :)
Future Goals: Our future goals are to make the big move up to class 4. We have a build and plan in the process but have no idea on timeline for completion so watch this space ;) 

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Driver: Matt Hanson
Navigator: Nigel Pendlebury

Current Vehicle: Jimco
Class: Pro Class

Engine: Ford 3.5 litre V6 Ecoboost twin turbo
Horsepower: Enough!
Achievements1989 Victorian Off Road Championship Class One winner, 2006 Australian Off Road Championship Class 2 winner, 2012 Australian Off Road Championship Outright winner, 2013 Australian Off Road Championship Outright 3rd

Tyre Size/Pattern: 35 x 12.5 x 12.5 MTZ P3s
Other Sponsors: Shane Wilson Competition Engines, Dutton Garage, HJC Helmets, Mickey Thompson Tyres, Albins Off Road gear, Racer Imports, AVR Performance,, Xtreme DI, Dynamic Wheels and Tyres, Livid Lighting, Race Paint, Flexicut Engineering
Favourite Event: Portland / Goondiwindi / Pines
Future Goals: Continue to enjoy racing

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Driver: Nathaniel Edwards
Navigator: Luke Mclean
Current Vehicle: Southern Cross MkV
Class: Pro Lite

Engine: Nissan VQ35DE
Horsepower: -
Achievements2017 WAORRA Runner up state champions, outright winners @2017 mid west challenge 
Tyre Size/Pattern: 33" Mickey Thompson MTZ
Other Sponsors: Wealth today, CCR hose and fittings, Remote plumbing Gas and Civil
Favourite Event: Three Springs 330, WA
Future Goals: Beat Australia's #101 profile driver

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Stockers With Lockers Racing

Driver: Dave Casey
Navigator: Mitchell Horn
Current Vehicle: Nissan Patrol GQ
Class:Class 8 Extreme 4WD

Engine: VQ35 Twin Turbo
Horsepower: 650
Achievements: 2009 - CQ Offroad Challenge - Stage Winner, 2010 Overal Series Winner Winch Truck Challenge,2011 WTC Round 1 Outright Winner Modified Class, 2012 Mackay Offroad Challenge Mutilple Stage Winners, 3rd Outright WTC, Round 2 Multiple Stage Winners 3rd Outright, 2014 Powercruise Top 5 Burnout and Powerskid, 2016 2nd Burdekin Offroad Sprint - Navigator

Tyre Size/Pattern:315/70R17 Mickey Thompson MTZP3
Other Sponsors: Autoworx Car Detailing and Mechanical, Raceworks, FRAM Racing Filters, Bursons Auto Parts Rockhampton, Hooper Constructions, Garage1, Albins, Raywhite Rockhampton, Diesel Central

Favourite Event: Finke Desert Race
Future Goals:To finish Finke in a respectable position for a Class 8


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