Off-Road Racing: Team Mickey Thompson

Last weekend saw off-road racers from across the country come together to fight for the number one title at the Tatts Finke Desert Race and the MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally ARB 450.


Tatts Finke Desert Race


The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world. 


Team Mickey had a number of racers running on legendary Mickey Thompson tyres. Check out the Team Mickey results below. 


Finke Results:

140 starters


8th – Chris Western – with no 3rd or 5th gear

9th – Aaron Haby

13th – Kris Booth

18th – Jason Corless

29th – Dan Osinski

33rd – Luke Erceg

40th – Steven Kildy


Class Results

Pro Buggy

4th – Chris Western

5th – Aaron Haby

9th – Jason Corless


Pro Lite:

6th – Luke Erceg


Super 1650:

3rd – Graham Tickner


Performance 2WD:

2nd – Dan Osinski


Extreme 2WD:

5th – Kris Booth


Extreme 4WD:

3rd – Steven Kildy


The DNF’s

Ivan Robertson – roll over

Mark Burrows – roll over

Carl Haby – electrical

Michael Denham – gearbox

Matthew Kittle – fire

Glen Towers – steering

Rob Hawker – engine

Rick Norris - engine


MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally ARB 450


The MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally ARB 450 marked Round 2 of the ARB Off Road Racing Series. Mickey Thompson Tires are proud to be a key sponsor for the series and were thrilled to see so many competitors kitted up with legendary Mickey Thompson tyres. 

Check out the Team Mickey results below. 



100 starters


7th – Reg/Matt Owen

10th – Troy Duff

12th – Marty Scott

13th – Damien Nicol

16th – Simon Leech

29th – David Vallance

33rd – Bill Tsaousis


Class Results

Pro Buggy:

4th – Reg/Matt Owen

6th – Marty Scott


Pro Lite:

5th – Troy Duff


Super 1650:

1st – Simon Leech

7th – David Vallance


Extreme 2WD:

1st – Damien Nicol


Extreme 4wd:

1st – Bill Tsaousis


The DNF’s

Andy Ryan – electrical

Robert Knott – suspension

Brendan Hall - gearbox


Congratulations to everyone who competed in these great off-road racing events and thanks to all the organisers and staff. Both events were packed full of action and we're looking forward to the next event, which will be Round 3 of the Australian Off Road Racing Championship at Waikerie, SA (22-24 July). See you there!

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