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Off Road Championship to begin at Rainbow

Article Category  Current News
Date Published  Sunday, February 24 2019
Author Elissa Keller for Rainbow Rises 240
Photo  Wangara Consulting

Off Road Championship to begin at Rainbow
There will be an influx of people in Rainbow on Sunday 10th March for the new Rainbow Rises 240 off-road race event.

The event is similar to the Rainbow Desert Enduro, but will only be held over one day as part of Round One of the CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) Victorian Off Road Championship and Round One of the Victorian Off Road Club Shield.

Spectator viewing for the Rainbow Rises 240 will be located at the Graincorp Bow Hill site, one kilometre west of Rainbow on the Rainbow Rises Road.

There will be catering available at the track, with bacon and egg sandwiches from 6.30am to 9.30am for the early birds. There will also be a continuous BBQ from 10am with hamburgers, sausages, barbeque steak, coleslaw and onions available.

For those with a sweet tooth, jam donuts, icy poles and ice creams will be sold at the site along with soft drinks, water, tea and coffee to keep everyone hydrated.

This is a short course event and will see drivers travel 240km around the existing prologue track which is approximately 8.7 kilometres long as part of the CAMS Victorian Off Road Championship.

Drivers will take part in three heats of nine laps for this competition, completing 27 laps of the track in total.

In the Victorian Off Road Club Shield competition, drivers will complete a total of 18 laps of the course, covering 156 kilometres.

“We expect between 20 and 30 competitors including some of the big guns that were at our national event in August, which is extremely exciting to see,” Hindmarsh Shire Mayor Ron Ismay said.

“Come along and check out the new event, with spectator hill tipped to provide highlights to all throughout the day.”

Scrutineering will take place at the track from 7am for those interested with the race set to commence at 10.30am. Entry into the event is free.

Work at the site has been well underway in preparation for the Rainbow Rises 240 to help provide the spectators with the best view of the race.

All the jumps have been adjusted after the Rainbow Desert Enduro in August last year including the introduction of a new lower jump beside the huge spectacular jump at the finish line to accommodate the smaller suspension vehicles.

Head along to the Rainbow Rises 240 off road race on Sunday 10th March and check out the cars in action.

The third Rainbow Desert Enduro will be held this year from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August.

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