Loveday 350 Wrap Up
ELEMENT OFF ROAD RACING #56 - CARL HABY
The Loveday 350 for the Element Off Road Car #56 was a dream come true with an outright win and to have my wife Tammy as navigator was pretty awesome.
Saturday morning we were up early to have a look at the 35km track and what we saw was a little bit of everything which made it exciting with big jumps, long straits, whoopy straits, and flowing scrub sections. Tony Whateley and his team certainly spent some time in preparing an awesome track. I must say this has to be the best virgin track I have ever raced on. Scrutineering was next and with no issues we were ready for prologue.
We topped the time sheets in prologue and again in the top ten.
Saturday's Section 1: we led this from start to finish soaking up all what the track had to offer and then the same on Sunday's 2 sections. The car has never run better, giving us heaps of power when we needed it. The MTZ's Mickeys gave us a very predictable car, handling the rough with ease, as well as great acceleration and braking characteristics and no flats giving us the edge. A great 4wd tyre!
Thanks goes to my sponsors for this year for all your support Mickey Thompson Tyres, Haby's Bulk Transport, Element Off Road, Mannum Auto Centre, TOUGH-As products, Racer Imports, Elders Insurance Murray. Bridge, Bowhill Engineering. Thanks to Loveday 350 organisers and sponsors for a great weekend. Carl