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Rainbow Rises 240 returns

Article Category  Sport
Date Published  Thursday, February 13 2020
Author Elissa Keller
Photo  Wangara Consulting

Rainbow Rises 240 returns
After the success of the Rainbow Rises 240 Off Road race event last year, the race will return to Rainbow on March 7 and 8 this year.

There will be action aplenty with cars of all classes taking part in the event from the smaller Sportslite vehicles to the Extreme 4WD’s taking to the track for a fun event for the entire crowd as well as the drivers.

The event will be different from last year, with this year’s race to take place over two days.

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 and catering will be available at the track.

This is a short course event and will see drivers travel 240km around the existing prologue track which is approximately 8.7 kilometres long.

Saturday will see scrutineering take place, with many locals helping out in the process, before drivers will take to the course in the afternoon.

Drivers competing in the Victorian Off Road Championship will complete 28 laps of the track by the end of the weekend.

Drivers taking part in the Victorian Off Road Club Shield will complete 17 laps of the track over the two days, covering a total of 148 kilometres in total.

Saturday’s racing will see six laps completed, while the action will ramp up on Sunday with 22 laps being completed to end the weekend’s action, covering just more than 240 kilometres.

It is expected that between 20 and 30 competitors will take part in the event, including some of the “big guns” that are seen at the Rainbow Desert Enduro in August.

Victorian Off Road Racing Association President Tony Carabott said, “Come along and check out the event, with spectator hill expected to provide highlights to all throughout the weekend’s event.”

A visit to the event on March 7 and 8 will bring fun for the whole family.

The event will form round one of the 2020 Victorian Off Road Championship, round one of the 2020 Victorian Off Road Club Shield and round one of the 2020 VORRA Club Championship.

Above - Winner of the inaugural Rainbow Rises 240, Eric Schlifelner in action last year.


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