Build up to Rain­bow En­duro

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

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.

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