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

Outright

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. 

 

MBL SEA LAKE MALLEE RALLY ARB 450 RESULTS:

100 starters

Outright

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!