State News: Victorian Championship promises close battle at Rainbow

With Australia’s top off roaders converging in the tiny Victorian town of Rainbow for the BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship this weekend, the Hindmarsh Shire Rainbow Desert Enduro will also host the second and final round of the 2018 CAMS Victorian Off Road Championship.

Both outright and class honours will be decided over two days of racing with Victorian contenders taking on five laps of the 75 kilometre course.

The two-day battle promises to be fierce with only 60 points separating competitors in the VORC after the first round at Bagshot in July.

Currently leading the pointscore is Eric Schlifelner in his Hayabusa powered Saber closely followed by fellow Saber pilot David Davis, with both of these competitors also leading the Prolite class.

Sitting in third outright is the only tin-top in the field, Craig Button and his extreme 2WD, while behind the wheel of a Super 1650, fourth placed Nigel Pendlebury sits ahead of  Ken Holt in fifth outright with a 10 point buffer.

Despite sitting sixth, track conditions could favour Alan Dixon’s Prolite but the extremely quick Schlifelner and the consistent Davis will be doing all they can to stop his charge.

It is a four-horse race in the Navigators title, with Adam Button currently leading Brock Pendlebury, Jeremy Holt and Johnny O’Conner.

Come Sunday afternoon who will be crowned 2018 Victorian Off Road Champions?

The Hindmarsh Shire Rainbow Desert Enduro takes place in Rainbow on 10 – 12 August.

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