|This weekend would have seen the fourth Rainbow Enduro held on the desert course west of the town, but due to the current Coronavirus situation this event, like many others throughout the country, has been cancelled.
In its short three year history, this event has become a significant one on the Wimmera sporting calendar, attracting competitors and spectators from a wide area.
Held over three days, with scrutineering held on the Friday evening when the main street is closed off to other traffic and the public is encouraged to mingle amongst the competitors and their cars.
The next two days sees racing first over the prologue course at the Graincorp site west of the town and then over the 75-kilometre desert course, with the winners crowned on Sunday afternoon.
The inaugural event was held over the weekend of Friday the 4th to Sunday 6th of August in 2017 and was declared a success by organisers and competitors despite inclement weather that made the race more challenging for the drivers but more spectacular for the onlookers.
View some photos from the first three Rainbow Enduros here.Better weather greeted competitors for the second running of this event in early August 2018, and although racing on Saturday had to be cancelled last year due to significant rain over the weekend, the third Rainbow Desert Enduro last year was also very popular.
This year’s event had been scheduled for the last weekend in August in the hope that it would provide better weather.
Earlier this year the second running of the shorter Rainbow Rises 240 was one of the last large public events to be held in the Wimmera this year before restrictions came into effect.