Build up to Rainbow Enduro
Preparations are well underway for Rainbow Desert Enduro next month.
Organisers have pencilled in August 9 to 11 for the event, the third to be staged in the southern Mallee town of Rainbow.
Drivers and their crews, as well as spectators, will visit the town for the weekend of activities, which include a Friday night street party followed by two days of racing.
Rainbow Desert Enduro takes place at the Bow Hill Graincorp site, less than one kilometre west of the town.
The race will be the third and final round of the Bfgoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship, third round of the CAMS Victorian Off Road Championship, round eight of the Victorian Off Road Club Shield and will also be the fifth round of the Victorian Off Road Racing Association Club Championship.
The race provides a wide range of track surfaces for drivers as they make their way through the Big Desert and country roads.
Organisers have welcomed winter rain while working on the 75-kilometre track to provide competitors with the best surface possible.
Patrons will pay $15 to gain spectator entry to both days of racing, with a viewing area providing onlookers with a view of cars racing across the start-finish line between each lap.
On the Friday night before the event, Main Street in Rainbow will close to general traffic for scrutineering of cars.
Scrutineering will provide people with an opportunity to chat with drivers and team members and to view competition cars before they become covered in mud. The field of vehicles will include single-seat cars to large trophy trucks.
Rainbow community groups will be providing a large choice of catering options and businesses will open their doors across the three days.
Rainbow Desert Enduro committee is looking for people to help out across the weekend.
Anyone keen to be involved can call VORRA president Tony Carabott on 0422 887 333.