The Australian Off-Road Racing Championship is back this year, kicking off this weekend at Griffith

The first round of the 2018 ARB Off-Road Racing Championship kicks off this weekend in Griffith, NSW. 

 

The Championship boasts 8 rounds. As Mickey would say, get ready to 'STAND ON THE GAS'. The ARB/Town and Country Tyres Stackpoole 400  entry list is fast filling up with some great competitors and vehicles.

 

Last year’s winner, Team Mickey Thompson’s Andy Ryan, is keen to defend his title on his home track and has been working hard in the off season with a few adjustments made to the 1JZ Toyota powered AlumiCraft.

 

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2017 Stackpoole Champion Andy Ryan with Mickey Thompson Motorsport Manager, Jeff Newick. 

 

We expect a few will be keen to chase him down like Glenn Owen, Aaron James, Raana Horan and Talbot Cox just to name a few and all on the race proven Mickey Thompson MTZ P3.

 

Other classes will be going just as hard such as Class 1 Jason Richards, Class 2 Daniel Wells, Peter Hunt, Rhett Standen, Class 4 Peter Sibson, Michael Denham and Class 5 Darran Vanderwoude and Stephan Watkins, all out to #STANDONTHEGAS.

 

Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will be keeping you up to date with the results over the weekend.

 

Here's what last year's Stackpoole 400 winner has to say about his Mickey Thompson tyres:

 

“I grew up around off-road racing. My Dad was an Australian champion in ’84. I’ve been racing since I was 20 years old, and on and off since then for the last 20 years. I race on the MTZP3s, and the biggest difference I’ve noticed between Mickeys and the other brands I’ve tried is the grip, especially around corners. Mid-way through a corner you can feel the sidewalls doing their job. They hook up and get you going again, which really improves your cornering speed. We also use the all-terrains at home on the farm, and my wife has them on the car she drives to town. We’ve never had a puncture on Mickeys, and the conditions out here are tough. With other brands we were getting one or two punctures a week as soon as the tread was a little worn. The beauty of Mickeys, is that you can wear them down to the canvas and you still don’t get punctures.”


- Andy Ryan, races on MTZP3s

 

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Andy Ryan taking a victory stance on his buggie in Griffith, NSW 2017

 

 

Check out our wrap up video of the ARB Off Road Racing Series in 2017

 

 

 

2018 ARB AUSTRALIAN OFF ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR

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