GORBA Moyston Race round up
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Source: Colin Mclaren

As with all Geelong Off Road Buggy Association Moyston events, activities get underway on the Friday and the Samba Metal Works Moyston Short Course was no different when competitors, officials and volunteers started to arrive and setup camp; and what a place to camp. A quiet bush setting in the shadow of the Grampians; it doesn’t get much better than that and it has a fantastic race track that is both picturesque and demanding.

As always there was lots of laughter around the huge campfire that was organised by Murray Woods the property owner; Murray should be commended for the work he puts into this event.

Saturday dawned in a sheet of ice after a very cold night but the weather looked promising as it was cloudless and sunny whilst scrutineering and sign in took place.

It was fitting that during competitors briefing every one stopped to acknowledge a minutes silence for Neil Clarke who always ran the recovery crew for GORBA events, sadly Neil passed away a couple of weeks ago and will be missed by all.

With 22 starters for the event entrants were split into 2 groups, each getting 3 heats of 7 laps. The first group of 10 cars got under way and it became obvious that the dust would be a telling factor for the day. A good start was mandatory for the best result as passing was going to be very hard. Joe Carabott went bush and collected a tree and bent the front end of his car and was unable to take any further part in the event. Consistent times seemed to be the order of the day, with hard racing in all classes the eventual outright winners were Cameron McClelland and Kane Loutitt #154, with Eric Schlifelner #155 securing second place ahead of Glenn and Courtney Wilkinson #124 in third place.

Nigel and Brock Pendlebury #235 took the honours for Class 2 with Class going to Chris and Zac Martin #661. Craig Button and David Anderson #469 were true to form to take home the silverware for Class 4 while Jason Forssman and Jason Moss #774 landed at the top of the ladder for Class 7.

From 22 starters only four cars were not able to be classed as finisher; an extraordinary result and congratulations should go to all those that entered.

GORBA would like to give big thank you to all of the volunteers that came from far and near to help out. The club would also like to express a special thank you to Glenn Wilkinson for the work he has done around the track with his 24 tonne excavator.

Results can be found here