Round 1 - 17 - 19th March 2017
ARB ORRS ROUND 1 – ARB TOWN AND COUNTRY TYRES STACKPOOLE 400
17 - 19th March 2017
Prologue was held Saturday morning with property owner and Team M/T newcomer Andy Ryan who topped the times, 12 seconds ahead of Glenn Owen with Andy Brown.
The Griffith Off-Road Racing Club trialled a new format for this event by running Classes 2, 3, 5, 6, 66, 7, 8 and 10 on the Saturday and Classes Unlimited, 1 and 4 on the Sunday.
Andy Ryan took out the win with a massive 6+ minute lead on Talbot Cox in second place and Dale Martin in third place.
Andy stated (as published in issue 1707 of Auto Action) that he owed his winning off-road racing performance to the change to Mickey Thompson tyres, saying that they have better grip and lasted longer than his previous ones.
TIP - Andy drives on 35x12.5R15 MTZ P3 tyres, not race specific tyres, as many others use.
Team Mickey dominated the field at Stackpoole 400.
Team Mickey also had great success in the other classes.
- 2nd place in Class 1 to Jason Richards
- 1st place in Class 2 to local Peter Hunt
- 2nd place in Class 4 to Michael Denham
- 1st place in Class 5 to Darren Vanderwoude
- 2nd place in Class 5 to Victorian Sandy Bowman
The terrain and dust proved very difficult for many competitors with only 48 of the starting 89 starting vehicles being classed as finishers.
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THE DATES FOR THE 2018 CALENDAR HAVE BEEN RELEASED.
|Round 1||Griffith, NSW||16-18 March|
|Round 2||Mildura, Vic||20-22 April|
|Round 3||Sea Lake, Vic||08-10 June|
|Round 4||Waikerie, SA||13-15 July|
|Round 5||Goondiwindi, Qld||17-19 August|
|Round 6||Millicent, SA||21-23 September