Now in its third year, the Cochranes Transport Mid-West Challenge is Round 4 of the 2019 CAMS, Western Australian Off-Road Racing Championship and Round 3 of the WAORRA Club Championship Series. With its tight scrubby sections of bush and short straights, ‘Challenge19’ continues to live up to its name of being one of the toughest events on the Western Australian off-road racing calendar. Event organiser Russ advises competitors to ‘keep all four wheels on the track or you might be dealt a nasty surprise’, due to the amount of tree stumps and rocks that can be found just off-track.
Just north-east of Badgingarra and directly east from Leeman, the location is approximately 295km north of Perth. Our event organising crew have been up at the track preparing sections of what’s shaping up to be a great track. Forget fencelines and crops, this is real off-road racing! The event format caters to both State and Multi-Club entrants, with six laps of the 40km circuit for State competitors, and five laps for Multi-Club competitors. Entries are now closed with 30 competitors ready to battle it out for podium honours – check out the entry list and follow the live results.
Read the supplementary regulations for all the event info for competitors and spectators. Scrutineering and Documentation is by appointment only on Saturday, so competitors – if you are unable to arrive on Friday evening, please contact us (by email firstname.lastname@example.org) to make an appointment for Saturday morning. Limited places are available so get in quick!
Camping is free and available from Friday 16 to Monday 19 August, with portable toilets available at the track. There will be a canteen on site from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon thanks to Mike and Rachel Henderson from Badgingarra Roadhouse and Tourist Park, and Cappucino Xpress will be serving up strong coffee and hot chocolate all weekend. Bar available for spectators and crews Saturday night, with a big bonfire to keep you warm. For consideration of the drivers and co-drivers getting in their race cars early in the mornings, a noise curfew applies at midnight Friday and Saturday nights. No motorbikes. No dogs. Small individual campfires are ok if they are contained – BYO drum or fire pit. Please be considerate and place all rubbish in bins or take it home with you. We have a zero tolerance policy for antisocial behaviour. Read the Supplementary Regulations for all event details for both competitors and spectators.
We’d like to thank major sponsor Cochrane’s Transport and the Cochrane family for their continued support of this event and off-road racing in WA. Thanks also to Jim’s Trees Willetton and Remote Plumbing, Gas and Civil for site works. And a big shout out to our amazing team of volunteer event organisers who have been spending their weekends grading the track, clearing trees, building jumps, organising logistics and preparing documentation. It’s going to be a great event!
1600 : 1930 – Scrutiny and documentation
0700 : 0800 – Scrutiny and documentation
0805 : 0820 – Officials briefing
0830 : 0845 – Drivers briefing
0845 : 0915 – Reconnaissance
1200 : 1300 – Prologue
1400 : 1700 – Section 1
0730 : 0745 – Officials briefing
0800 : 0815 – Drivers briefing
0830 : 1130 – Section 2
1230 : 1530 – Section 3
1630 : 1730 – Trophy presentation