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Hunter Rivmasta Racing Products CAMS NSW Off Road Championship Heads to Dondingalong
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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Source: Toby Cooper for offroadracing.com.au

The Scott’s Hydraulics Dondingalong Off Road Challenge is set to explode this Saturday and Sunday when the state’s best off road racers head into battle in Round 2 of the Hunter Rivmasta Racing Products CAMS New South Wales Off Road Championship and Round 1 of the East Coast Tri Challenge.

Hunter Valley members Justin Guy #919 and regular navigator Eric Hume head into the weekend on the back of three consecutive Dondingalong titles, but this weekend’s race will see them face another strong field of crews, in a wide variety of machinery all attempting to write their name in the record books as a winner of the Scott’s Hydraulic Dondingalong Off Road Challenge. Guy, who also secured outright wins in 2010, 2011 and 2013, will spearhead the field in the teams’ Jimco, hunting for an impressive seventh win at the short course event.

Kempsey Macleay Off Road Club members are out in force for the race with Matt Huxley #16 making his first appearance for the season after a breakthrough 2017, David Chandler #97 coming off a fifth outright at Colo Park, Richard Wilton #206 a solid sixth outright at Round 1, Ian Kenah #635 who finished fourth outright at Dondingalong in 2017, Steve Harris #92, Robert McCarthy #1055, and Tim Battle #358 all capable of taking home their class silverware and a strong outright finish.

The out of town contingent of challengers this weekend is headed by Justin Chisholm #6628 who finished third outright at the recent Colo Park event, Hunter Valley campaigner Peter Skaza #83, 2017 NSW Championship runner up Scott Brown #211, Crookwell’s Paul Allport #28, Anthony Abson #191, Michael Keen #108 and the high flying trophy truck driven by Luke Kenyon #494.

Others set to make their mark on Round 2 of the Championship include multiple time NSW sportsman class champions Greg and Sarah Barron #312, Kevin Cant #6611 in his SXS Sport Yamaha, whilst the Extreme 4WD class will be a battle between two Hunter Valley veterans Ian Cotton #805 and Lucky Mattiussi #831.

Two competitors will be making their off road racing debut at Dondingalong, including Kempsey member Aaron May #34 in the ex Rose Raceco, and Warialda member Jamie Turner #276 in his new Super 1650 machine.

The Dondingalong Circuit has been a regular fixture on the New South Wales Off Road calendar for many years and is popular with competitors as the track tends to be a great car equaliser, allowing drivers in lower powered machines to challenge those equipped with brute horsepower.

Action gets underway from 9am Saturday and Sunday.

Spectator admission is FREE with full public amenities and excellent catering available both days.

The Dondingalong Circuit is located 15 minutes south west of Kempsey on Gowings Hill Road.