Bathurst came to Central at the weekend.
Central Motor Speedway’s fun take on the classic Australian endurance race proved a hit, with more competitors and spectators than previous years.
Promotions team member and event organiser Daniel ‘‘Rolly’’ Rolton said as well as the racing on the clay track, the event featured additional challenges, increasing the entertainment for spectators.
‘‘There was plenty of rivalry — teams of four completed time trials to determine starting›grid positions, then it was off to the pits for a timed tyre change. Teams had three hours to complete as many laps of the track as possible, then there were relay challenges including a pie›eating contest, with points counting towards their final score,’’ he said.
Free entry for spectators allowed people to have a fun day out and get a taste of speedway.
‘‘Spectators got to come into the pits, chat to the teams and watch quick repairs and tyre changes. It was all about having fun,’’ he said.
At the end of the night, the Waiwunga Woosters team of Dave Fairclough, Ben Halstead, Hayden Roberts and Simon Todhunter were declared overall winners, with Tripping Codes’ Blair Sutherland, Daniel Kinley, Josh Sutherland and Callum Rogers second and Happy Buddhas’ Gavin Hurring, James Woods, Brad McTaggart and Des McTaggart third.
The Waiwunga Woosters proved particularly good at pie› eating, and completed 85 laps of the track.