Off-road rac­ing in Rain­bow

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Elite off-road en­duro rac­ing is head­ing to the re­gion with Aus­tralian Off Road Cham­pi­onship lead­ers con­firm­ing a Rain­bow Desert En­duro will be part of the 2017 cham­pi­onship sea­son.

The en­duro is set to roar to life from the south­ern Mallee town­ship from Au­gust 4 to 6, with off-road en­thu­si­asts al­ready work­ing with the Rain­bow com­mu­nity to pre­pare a course.

Brett Price from the Vic­to­rian Off Road Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion said the event would be fan­tas­tic for the re­gion.

“This event will not only add to Rain­bow’s ex­ist­ing sport­ing and recre­ational of­fer­ings, but also in­crease aware­ness of tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties and fea­tures in the re­gion,” he said.

“We’ve just had a work­ing bee with club mem­bers and the lo­cal com­mu­nity pitch­ing in to help pre­pare the course.”

Mr Price said com­pe­ti­tion ve­hi­cles would be in Rain­bow’s Fed­eral Street on the Fri­day of the event for scru­tiny, rep­re­sent­ing an op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to ‘get up close and per­sonal’ with the cars and the crews. He added the event would then be fol­lowed by a pro­logue on Satur­day and rac­ing Sun­day.

Rac­ing in the Con­fed­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian Mo­tor Sport event in­volves an 80-kilo­me­tre track in Rain­bow district.

The en­duro will rep­re­sent the na­tional cham­pi­onship sea­son fi­nale as well as a round of the CAMS Vic­to­rian Off Road Cham­pi­onship.

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