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Warialda 200 Update

Date: 25th September 2015 | Category: GORBA NEWS
LAST WEEKEND BEING THE 19TH AND 20TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2015 SAW THE 25TH RUNNING OF;

THE HUNTER RIVMASTER WARIALDA 200

KEN AND HUBBA REPRESENTED GORBA IN 724

DAY ONE THURSDAY
5AM LEAVE HOME AND UP THE NEWELL
OVER NIGHT AT NARRABRI

DAY TWO FRIDAY
SHORT TRIP TO WARIALDA AND OUT TO TRACK TO GET THE ”FEEL’’ OFF THE GROUND
LOTS OF WORKERS AND PREP STILL HAPPENING
QUICK CHAT TO MURRAY AND JULIE WHO WERE TIMERS FOR THE EVENT AND BACK TO TOWN
BOOKED INTO THE ROYAL HOTEL LUNCH AND A BIT OF SHOPPING AND OFF TO SCRUTINY
CARS THEN ON DISPLAY TO LARGE CROWD OF LOCALS AND VISITORS

DAY THREE SATURDAY
RECON PROLOGUE / SHORT COURSE APPROX 5KM
HARD PACKED CLAY WINDING COURSE WITH MANY ELEVATION CHANGES

PROLOGUE
ALL OK TILL HALF WAY ROUND WE FOUND CHAD JENKIN CAR 711 ROLLED AND BLOCKING TRACK
CREW OK CAR STUFFED
WE HAD A RERUN AFTER THE UTV CLASS

SECTION ONE 3 LAPS SHORT COURSE
NO DRAMAS BUT DUSTY AND SLIPPERY AFTER THE BIG BOYS HAD STIRRED UP THE DIRT

SECTION TWO 3 LAPS SHORT COURSE
AS WE MOVED TO THE START 724 DEVELOPED A MISS
WITH NO TIME TO CHECK FOR FAULT WE RAN THE HEAT WITH DIMINISHED POWER
A DREADED PLUG LEAD HAD FALLEN OFF GLUED IT BACK ON
NO DAMAGE DONE

RECON LONG COURSE
APPROX 30 KM
HUGE VARIETY OF TERRAIN AND CONDITIONS
SAND, ROCKY CREEK CROSSINGS, ROCKY HILL CLIMBS, FAST OPEN PADDOCKS,
TIGHT TREE LINED SECTIONS EVEN HIGH SPEED MAIN GRAVEL ROAD ALA THE OLD
KEMPSEY TRACK FOLLOWED BY A SHORT BITUMEN SECTION BEFORE BACK INTO
THE ROUGH STUFF BEFORE JOINING BACK ONTO THE SHORT COURSE TO THE FINISH
AN INDICATOR THAT SUNDAY WOULD NOT BE EASY AND PATIENCE WOULD
BE THE KEY TO US FINISHING


DAY FOUR
BEAUT WEATHER AGAIN, BIG CROWD

SECTION THREE 3 LAPS SHORT COURSE
ALL OK CAR RUNNING GREAT

SECTION FOUR THREE LAPS LONG COURSE
ALL OK
VERY ROUGH IN SOME SECTIONS THE PRO CARS HAD CHEWED THE TRACK QUITE BADLY
ONLY DAMAGE SLIGHT DENT WHERE AN IMPATIENT BUGGY DRIVER HIT US CLIMBING
OUT OF A NARROW CREEK CROSSING,
OBVIOUSLY LEFT HIS BRAIN IN A BUCKET AT THE START LINE

SECTION FIVE THREE LAPS LONG COURSE
ALL OK ABOUT HALF DISTANCE FIRST LAP FOUND 713 MICK ZACKA OUT WTH BROKEN SUSPENSION
THIS PUT US INTO THE LEAD IN CLASS
AS GEORGE BAILEY ALWAYS SAYS
TO WIN FIRST YOU HAVE TO FINISH
PATIENCE HAD PAID OFF AGAIN
REST OF HEAT TROUBLE FREE BUT TRACK VERY ROUGH BY KNOW
FINISHED FIRST IN CLASS 36TH OUTRIGHT FROM 71 STARTERS
HAPPY WITH THAT

TOP EVENT AND TRACK

DASH FOR CASH HELD AFTER EVENT
5 LAPS SHORT COURSE HANDICAP RACE
PLENTY OF WHEEL TO WHEEL RACING GREAT VIEWING FOR SPECTATORS

PACKED UP AND OVERNIGHTER BACK DOWN THE NEWELL TO THE REAL WORLD AND WORK

HIGHLIGHTS
TERRY ROSE DEBUT OF NEW JIMCO AWESOME
BOB AND JEANETTE MOWBRAY FROM HUNTER RIVMASTER 25TH YEAR OF CONTINUOUS SUPPORT OF EVENT
AND GENEROUS PRIZE MONEY FOR OUTRIGHT AND CLASS PLACINGS
CHAPMAN FAMILY 8TH WIN AT WARIALDA

THANKS TO
HUBBA FOR NAVIGATING
TONY SCHMIDT FOR HIS HELP OVER THE WEEKEND

IMAGES  (See below)

Also check out..... 
http://appleyes.zenfolio.com/p1045711623    

http://appleyes.zenfolio.com/p1045711623/slideshow
http://appleyes.zenfolio.com/p1045711623/e58b075e1


PHOTOS COURTESY OF
RANDALL KILNER  FROM DIRTCOMP MAGAZINE FOR ONE OFF USE OFF PHOTOS
(PHOTOS SUBJECT TO COPYRIGHT)

 





Author: Ken Tocock