Magher shines in Narva’s off-road race

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Narva Rac­ing’s Mick Magher and Daniel Hose capped off the 2013 ARB Aus­tralian Off-Road Rac­ing se­ries in style, tak­ing vic­tory in the Ex­treme 4WD Class at the Tea­gle Ex­ca­va­tions ARB Pines En­duro held at Mil­li­cent, South Aus­tralia re­cently.

Head­ing into the fi­nal round of the se­ries sit­ting sec­ond in their class, the Gee­long based team pulled out all stops and em­braced a never-say-die at­ti­tude to take the class win, pro­pel­ling them into equal first place in the Ex­treme 4WD cat­e­gory for the Se­ries, along­side fel­low Vic­to­rian Owen Ward in a GQ Pa­trol.

Magher and Hose qual­i­fied third in class dur­ing the pro­logue, then dur­ing the Dash for Cash launched the Narva GU high off the jumps in a close bat­tle with Owen Ward for sec­ond place be­hind Luke Hall.

On Sun­day morn­ing Magher pointed the Narva Rac­ing GU to­wards the Tan­tanoola pine forests for six laps of the 73km course.

While Magher soon grabbed the class lead from Hall and Ward, it would not all be smooth sail­ing for the team.

On lap 3 they tipped the Pa­trol on to its side, cost­ing them a fur­ther 10 min­utes by the time a bro­ken steer­ing damper was re­moved.

How­ever, the team pow­ered on, with­stand­ing a late charge from Owen Ward dur­ing the fi­nal sec­tion to take the class win.

The Narva Rac­ing team’s equal first place in the Ex­treme 4WD Class was built on some solid per­for­mances through­out the sea­son.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing third in class at the Sea Lake Mallee Rally in Vic­to­ria, the team’s sea­son was turned up­side down af­ter a ma­jor hit with a tree at round 2 at Grif­fith.

De­ter­mined to make the Goondi­windi 400, the Narva Rac­ing team fin­ished the pun­ish­ing 400km to be re­warded with third in class.

The Narva Rac­ing team’s equal first place in the Ex­treme 4WD Class was built on some solid per­for­mances through­out the sea­son

The Dash for Cash launched the Narva GU high off the jumps

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