En­tries up for third Rainbow en­duro

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Rainbow Desert En­duro has at­tracted record num­bers of en­tries with 55 crews pen­cilled in for this week­end’s event.

En­duro ac­tiv­i­ties in Rainbow, rep­re­sent­ing the fi­nal round of the BFGoodrich CAMS Aus­tralian Off Road Cham­pi­onship as well as CAMS Vic­to­rian Off Road Cham­pi­onship and a Vic­to­rian Off Road Club Shield, are on Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day.

Many competitor­s fea­ture in re­turn­ing crews, which have cut their teeth on the south­ern Mallee cir­cuit from the previous two Rainbow events, in­clud­ing last year’s win­ner Shan­non Rentsch in his Pro Buggy.

Ex­treme 2Wd-cat­e­gory competitor­s Justin Watt and Greg Gart­ner will also re­turn to Rainbow and are likely to again im­press the crowd as they fly over a fin­ish-line jump be­tween each lap. Competitor­s will travel more than 500 kilo­me­tres along the tough desert track dur­ing Satur­day and Sun­day as they com­plete the 75-kilo­me­tre track seven times.

The en­duro is quickly build­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the tough­est en­duros in Aus­tralia due to the harsh con­di­tions of the track, es­pe­cially when rain trans­forms sec­tions into mud.

Rainbow com­mu­nity has been busy pre­par­ing for the event, which starts with a party-like wel­come in a closed­off main street on Fri­day night. The gath­er­ing pro­vides on­look­ers and fans with a chance to ex­pe­ri­ence a scru­ti­neer­ing process and have a closer look at the cars as they line the street.

Dis­trict en­thu­si­asts have also planned a vin­tage-car dis­play for peo­ple in­ter­ested in gen­eral mo­tor­ing.

Or­gan­is­ers have re­ported the Rainbow track to be ‘shap­ing up nicely’ with win­ter rain set­tling dust.

A Rainbow com­mit­tee has been work­ing in pre­par­ing main spec­ta­tor sites, with up­grades on Bow Hill to help peo­ple en­joy the race.

A Grain­corp Bow Hill pri­mary race base, less than a kilo­me­tre west of Rainbow, will fea­ture a range of food and bev­er­age out­lets, run by dis­trict com­mit­tees.

Or­gan­is­ers have in­vited vol­un­teers keen to help out and get in­volved dur­ing the week­end to call Tony Carabott on 0422 887 333.

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