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Cox Continues Don River Love Affair
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Thursday, 16 September 2021
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Source: Toby Cooper - TC Media
Photographer: Terry Hill, TH Photography

Held along the dry riverbed of the Don River in beautiful North Queensland, the Pat McDonnell Earthmoving Don River Dash 300 is quickly becoming the bucket list event; a combination of perfect weather, sublime track conditions and a to die for location holds the Queensland event in good stead for many years to come!

80 crews lined up on the inner area in a reverse style dummy grid on the Bowen Speedway on Saturday before dropping into the Don River and heading up stream for 25km to the turnaround point to head back on the other side of the river for the run home. With three gruelling laps completed on day 1, the crews returned to do it all again Sunday with Talbot Cox and Craig King #16 doing it the best in their Racer Engineering machine to claim back to back King of the River titles by a dominant 15 minutes!

Justin and James Montesalvo #484 fell just short on their quest for a maiden outright victory in their GET Performance TT; an incredibly consistent weekend saw them finish in second outright with a Class 4 title and will undoubtedly be ones to watch across 2022.

One crew that have made their presence felt across the Queensland circuit in 2021 is the Black Betty Racing Team of Craig Krog and Rhys Hutcheson #23 in their Chev powered Razorback. Despite a pirouette style rollover to finish their weekend after an awkward take off on the final jump, the Sunshine Coast based crew locked in their best outright finish crossing in third outright – a huge breakthrough weekend for Krog and his team in North Queensland.

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Russell Newman #43 recorded his highest outright finish to date slotting home in fourth outright in his Element Unlimited buggy, 13 mins adrift of Krog – a super performance after improving on his overnight position of eighth. Young gun Cooper Western #61 with his Grandfather Rhys in the navigator’s seat picked up where they left of at the Finke Desert Race – storming home in their Rush Unlimited Buggy in fifth outright, highlighting the extreme talent and bright future of young Western.

Burdekin Club President and last year’s DRD runner-up Michael Marson #32 experienced plug lead gremlins over the weekend hampering his outright chances finishing in sixth, ahead of Alice Springs competitor Andrew Mowles #135 who overcame his own dramas on Saturday to rocket home third quickest on Sunday to secure the Class 1 silverware and seventh outright!

Richard Tassin #691 did his ARB QLD Off-road Championship credentials no harm with a spirited eighth outright and Class 6 victory, holding off Brisbane young gun Josh Wiedman #672 in ninth; a mere 21 seconds was all that split the two Can Am campaigners.

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Local driver Chris Colbourne #160 became the first competitor to finish all three DRD in the top 10, claiming tenth outright and second in Class 1 - the perfect reward for his achievement.

Amongst the other class winners, Jason Lavis #1082 piloted his Southern Cross to the Class 10 title, ahead of Dave Muir in the debut run or his recently landed #1033 in second. Matthew Lawless #432 continued his debut season with a second in Class 4 behind Montesalvo with 2019 DRD Champion Billy Geddes #441 rounding out the podium after dropping two laps Saturday due to Gearbox issues.

Tyler Youman #527 claimed the Class 5 silverware, Luke Peterson #717 held off Warren Stevens #724 to secure the Class 7 victory whilst Chris Wieden #833 stole the Class 8 title off Christian Trusz #816 on the final lap ahead of Doug Robke #883 in third.

Sam Hancock #6671 produced one of the drives of the weekend, blasting her Polaris to a Class 66 win over many of more fancied and experienced challengers. Greg Oats #6686 was the only other Class 66 competitor to complete all 6 laps of the river bed to finish in second ahead of Ashley MacMaster #6644 in third. Tammy Daley #648s recorded her first Class 6s Don River Silverware in her Can Am, finishing in front of Jason Bennett #676s in second and Darren Englebrecht #615s in third.

Notables to experience dramas throughout the weekend included Kye Floyd #624, Jake Swinglehurst #646, Stuart Chapman #17, Kent Battle #31, Chris Western #461, Jamie Knight #441, Brett Comiskey #100 and Brett Taylor #431.

As the sand now settles from an amazing weekend in Bowen, the 2021 Mickey Thompson ARB QLD Off-road Championship now turns its attention to Landcruiser Mountain Park at Jimna for Round 6 to be held over the 23/24th of October.