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Loveday announces State of Origin
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Friday, 06 October 2017
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Teams looking for a final hit out for the 2017 off road racing season are busy in their workshops preparing for the Can-Am Move Yourself Loveday 350. Held at the Loveday 4X4 Adventure Park in the South Australian Riverland on 27-29 October, 2017 sees the third running of the event and it is fast becoming the place to be for teams’ end of year run.

Looking to add an interesting twist to the usual outright and class results, Tony Whateley, event promoter, has formulated a State of Origin competition. In essence, teams will be awarded state points based on the top three class and outright finishing positions. These individual scores will be collated into state results to determine which state wins the Loveday State of Origin perpetual trophy. “The State of Origin perpetual trophy will be awarded to the state that has accumulated the most points at the Can-Am Move Yourself Loveday 350” explained Tony Whatelely. “I’m hoping teams will encourage other competitors from within their states to enter to bolster their chances of taking out not only event placings, but the Loveday State of Origin as well”.

With two of the three rounds of the 2017 Element Off Road AORRA South Australian Off Road Racing Championship already won and run, the deciding round at Loveday is set to be a nail biter.

Aaron and Liz Haby #2 currently sit on top of the Element Off Road AORRA South Australian Off Road Racing Championship leader board on 140 points after two second places at rounds one and two.
Dale Martin #101 has also put in strong performances at the first two rounds, earning 126 points, however will not be able to enter the final round after damage sustained to the Tatum class 1 buggy at the Pines will not be repaired in time.

Peter Sibson and Dee Far #412 are just one point behind Martin on 125 points; if they add their names to the competitor list they place themselves in good stead for a top three finish come race end. Potentially a good result for the team after taking sixth outright and winning Class 4 in the 2017 ARB Australian Off Road Racing Series this year.

Adam and Coen Bierl have driven the #666 Can-Am into in fourth place on 119 points ahead of Darran van der Woude #554 on 107 points in fifth place. Victorian Daniel Wells is just a few points shy of Van der Woude on 104 points in sixth place; another team celebrating a successful year after taking out ninth outright and drawing for the Class 2 title in the ARB Series.

Just one point behind Wells is Peter and James Tamblyn #242 on 103 points and just one point ahead of eighth placed Scott Tymkin #647 on 102 points, who is also fresh from Class 6 victory after a hard fought 2017 campaign.

On 80 points after their outright victory at round two is Danny Brown and George Apted #42 five points ahead of Jack Rhodes and David Pullino #1 on 75 points.

The Can-Am Move Yourself Loveday 350 will be great spectacle for motorsport fans with not just the awesome off road racing machinery on track; Trophy Karts will have another outing for the year at the Trophy Karts Australian Titles taking to the Trophy Kart track before, after and in between the off road race sections.

“To cater for the expected large turnout of Trophy Karts I have widened the track in a few place and taken out a couple of the really tight corners since the last event which should improve overtaking and provide plenty of exciting racing for them.  Trophy Karts will be the first on track action on both Saturday and Sunday and then will have heat races in the breaks whilst the Off Road vehicles are not on track.” added Tony Whateley.

Event information can be found here.