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The top three place-get­ters at the end of the of the ARB Eldee Easter Event 2018 were Matt and Re­nee Burns – and kids Harry (10) and Chase (5) – tied in third place with Kirk and Dior John­ston – and kids Tem­per­ance (7) and See­ley (5). David and Chris Skin­ner (Toy­ota 4Run­ner) were once again in sec­ond and, of course, Ian and Ash Berry in first in their 100 Se­ries Land Cruiser.

David and Chris Skin­ner were a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed to come home in sec­ond once again, but they still thor­oughly en­joyed this year’s event and are keen for an­other crack in 2019.

The equal-third-placed Burns fam­ily was sur­prised to land on the podium in only their sec­ond year at the ARB Eldee Easter Fes­ti­val. “We made it more about the kids this year,” Re­nee said, with Matt adding, “The kids did the Paddy Melon Chal­lenge and the Swag Roll and Set Up ... we would have been happy with a top 10 fin­ish be­cause we just wanted a fam­ily break with the kids.”

Sur­pris­ingly, Ian and Ash Berry never looked all that fast out on the driv­ing stages, prov­ing that a heavy right foot isn’t the only way to make a fast time. The pair re­mained re­laxed and un­flus­tered through­out the two-day fes­ti­val and this laid­back style cer­tainly paid div­i­dends.

While many had to pack up and hit the road on Mon­day morn­ing, oth­ers signed up for the Wild Dog Fence Drive, and some even stuck around for an ex­tra day to par­take in the Mundi Mundi Head Sta­tion Tag Along Tour.

Rob Bau­mann and his kids Holly and Alana, along with their now very close friends, headed up to Sun­set Hill again on Mon­day evening to spread Amanda Bau­mann’s ashes at the place she fell in love with 12 months prior.

Once the dust had set­tled, event hosts Naomi and Stephen Sch­midt of Eldee Sta­tion could now look for­ward to next year’s Easter Fes­ti­val, with nam­ing-rights spon­sor ARB con­firm­ing it’s con­tin­ued sup­port into the fu­ture.

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