Off Road Racing Tasmania
ST Helens Screamer - CANCELLED
Posted Friday, 27 June 2014
The North West Off Road Car Club regretfully advise that this year’s St Helens Screamer scheduled for July 26th has been cancelled due to insufficient entries.
The NWORCC club would like to thank the major sponsors of the event, Frontline Motorcycles and AutoKlene Tasmania for their continued support of this event.
The future of the July date is now becoming increasingly unlikely to continue on the state calendar; disappointing for off road racing in Tasmania to lose event with such a long history on one of Australia iconic tracks.
St Helens Screamer Update
Posted Monday, 23 June 2014
The next event on the Tasmanian calendar is the Frontline Motorcycles/Auto Klene Tasmania St. Helens Screamer to be held Saturday the 26th of July.
This years event will take on a unique handicap system developed last year by the North West Off Road Car Club; a concept that had all cars finishing together on the last lap.
The NWORCC will be closing entries the Monday before the “Screamer” and wish to advise that the event will only go ahead if 8 confirmed entries have been received by this date.
Those teams intending on entering please do so early and take full advantage of the reduced entry before the 14th of July.
Posted Sunday, 22 June 2014
The 2014 MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally ARB 350 attracted 4 Tasmanian teams to cross the water to Victoria to compete in one of the off road calendar’s favourite races. The small town of Sea Lake comes alive once a year when the invasion of off road racers hits town for an iconic event now in its 41st year
Results From Sea Lake
Posted Sunday, 8 June 2014
Rockliff has finished 4th outright in today's event. Steve Watkins has finished 37th outright and second in class.
Darren Bott has suffered fuel related issues late in the event, the crew are still trying to fix the issue and complete the event
Results from Prologue for HTM Finke 2014
Posted Saturday, 7 June 2014
Hayden Tatnell the sole Tasmanian car entry at the Tatts Finke Desert Race this weekend in Alice Springs has completed the 8.3km prologue track in a time of 5.40 mins earning 26th position on the grid from a field of close to 100.
Tatnell said the BAT single seater felt great in every way except the suspension. The HTM team have spent the afternoon adjusting the BATS Fox shock set up and are all packed up and ready for the gruelling first leg of the 2 day event. The HTM Car 10 leaves the start line at Alice at 7.48am (local time) tomorrow morning and races for the Finke finish line some 226 km away.
Follow Hayden’s progress on the results section of the www.finkedesertrace.com.au site.
Tune into Weekend Sunrise on Channel 7 early tomorrow morning as weatherman James Tobin prepares to head to Finke as navigator in the Production 4wd of Bruce Garland.
Update From Sea Lake
Posted Saturday, 7 June 2014
All four Tasmanian cars have successfully completed prologue for the 2014 MBL Sea Lake ARB 350, Rockliff 9th, Boon 34th, Watkins 76th and Bott finishing in 84th. The boys are now busy checking and preparing cars for tomorrows race.
Unofficial news from Finke is Hayden Tatnell is qualified in 24th with no reported problems.
Posted Wednesday, 4 June 2014
This Queen’s Birthday long weekend Australia gets ready for what is no doubt the biggest weekend on the calendar for off road racing, with over 200 cars lining up on start lines across the country.
Tasmania will not be missing out on the action either with five teams leaving the Apple Isle to contest in the Tatts Finke Desert Race and the MBL Sea Lake Mallee Rally ARB 350 - one of the largest contingents in recent years