NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR ARB HAS CONFIRMED ITS CONTINUED SUPPORT
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.