Fun in the mud at Lowmead challenge
Pulling power bragging rights were on the line when the Lowmead 3 Car Challenge was held over the weekend.
Organiser Nic Dow said the event ran smoothly – despite a few technical issues which mean results wouldn’t be available until the end of the week,
“It wasn’t as hot as it would normally be, which was good and the track was
great after all the rain and not that dusty,” Dow said.
“I hope to get the laptop fixed this week which had all the results in it.”
The event, in which points are accumulated during 10 stages, attracted competitors from as far north as Townsville, west to Emerald and south to Brisbane.
The property on Clarkes Road proved challenging and, following recent rain, cars became caked with mud as they crossed creek beds, some with high water levels.
Dow said while competitor numbers were down, the degree of difficulty over the three days was up on last year.
“With fewer competitors, we spent more time to make the stages more challenging,” Dow said.
Dow criteria judges looked for during the weekend included winching, driving ability and team-work and first place for each stage received 300 points, while those who don’t finish a stage got 20 points.
Dow said the event would not happen without the efforts of volunteers, including members of the Miriam Vale Touch Football Club who acted as marshals across the three days.
STUCK IN THE MUD: A crew needed to return for repairs during the sixth stage.