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    4×4 Masters Photo Gallery – Round 4 2010 

    Polaris RZRs and Snake Racing winners cheque at 4x4 Masters

    Snake Racing is a proud sponsor of the 2010 Australian 4×4 Masters Series!

    4×4 Masters is held on a custom built 4WD track at Eastern Creek International Raceway in Sydney. Here is some shots from Round 4!

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  • Snake Racing 8:08 am on 29/08/2010 Permalink
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    Australian 4×4 Masters Series – Round 4 2010 

    by Krystal Harden

    Krystal from Snake Racing and Phil hold the 4x4 Masters winners cheque in front of Polaris RZRs

    Snake Racing is proud to support Australian motorsport and the new Australian 4×4 Masters Series by donating CASH Prize Money to the top placing teams!

    Nine eager clubs lined pit lane at a crisp 6am for scrutineering at the Australian 4×4 Masters Series. Ready to rock crawl, Round 4 was serious business with Snake Racing offering $800 cash prize money to the top placing team.  With little repairs to be made the teams were busy finalising checks and having their vehicles stickered by the Snake team.

    6 freshly re-constructed courses kept the competition guessing as each turn, dip and rise was a new challenge for drivers. Wheels rolling at 9am teams flew to their starting gates and engaged low range in their quest for club bragging rights and cash prize money.

    Snake Racing Toyota HiLux on track at 4x4 Masters Series, Eastern Creek International Raceway

    The day’s top performers produced clean, controlled drives. Conquering the courses like they were flat terrain it came down to the very last course, Telegraph Road, to separate the podium placers. Adding a few extra revs to overcome the final obstacle, John Robertson and Shaun Clancy from the Toyota Landcruiser Club drove to victory. Becoming the Round 4 1st place winners and taking home the $800 Snake Racing cash prize money.

    Second place was achieved by a very bubbly Paul Pisani and Mark Bonello of the Suzuki 4WD Club. Winning $500 in prize money the hardest part of accepting their win was organizing who to make the payment to!

    The final place on the rock crawling podium was driven to by Denny Danis and Chales Anastasio of the Bong Bong Club. In their colorful comp trucks, their racing experience won them the $300, 3rd place prize money.

    4x4 Masters Series at Eastern Creek International RacewayRound 4 of the Masters was great day for competitors regardless of their placing. Each team is improving their driving skill on this terrain and having a ball. With only 12 points separating first and second position competition is tight! And these drivers know that anything can happen and change the score board completely!  With more Spectator prize give aways, amazing moto-aerobatics from the Australian Trials Bikes and more Snake Racing sponsored cash prize money up for grabs, the October 24th Finals is set to be another hot ticket on the NSW club competition calendar.

    Congratulations to all competitors, clubs, officials and volenteers that participated in Round 4. We look forward to seeing you at the Finals!

    Scores

    Position Club Points
    1 TLCC 545
    2 Suzuki 533
    3 Bong Bong 507
    4 On all 4s 497
    5 OffRoad 455
    6 Suzuki 2 447
    7 BBM 438
    8 Blue Mountains 435
    9 Nepean 403

    Bent up and Broken!

    Rock Crawling can put your vehicle in some serious angles and requires a high level skill to know how far you can put your truck. Add on the pressure of competition and can end up on the wrong side of the track. Here is the damage report for each of the 4WD clubs that competed in this round!

    Off Road Club

    Dihatsu Rocky ges Air on track at Australian 4x4 Masters Series, Eastern Creek International RacewayGlenn in his Toyota HiLux rolled at 4x4 Masters Series, Eastern Creek International Raceway

    Glen Buttigieg from Off Road Club misjudged his approach angles on the Rock It course (1) and rolled his hilux onto the passenger’s side.  Suffering some nasty panel damage to the passengers front guard Glen’s hilux was recovered and sent back to the pits to prepare for the next course.

    James Segerstrom couldn’t control his right foot and tipped his red Rocky to the side whilst taking on the log obstacles of Telegraph Road course. Only panel damage this time but James, it’s called Crawling for a reason.

    BBM Club

    Michael Chote's Toyota Landcruiser on track at 4x4 Masters SeriesTony Woods HJ 45 on side at Australian 4x4 Masters, Eastern Creek International Raceway

    Michael Chote suffered a tyre roll off the rim by turning too sharply on course 1. A quick recovery and re-seating the wheel and rim, Michael’s Tuf 45 series cruiser was ready to keep playing.

    Tony Woods fell victum to the holes on the Telegraph Road course.  Forcing the HJ 45 Ute to rest a while until it was recovered. Luckily Tony got away with only minor cosmetic damage.

    Nepean Club

    Paul Harris Toyota Bundera on track at Snake Racing sponsored 4x4 Masters Series R4It was a rough day for Paul Harris in the big bad Bundera.  Pre-weakened by competition and Tuff Truck style pit repairs, the bundys front lower control arms couldn’t cope with the course stress. Staring at the Rock It course finish line the bundera suffered badly bent control arms, limiting the upwards travel and rolling the axel.  Not to worry, since the event Paul Harris has installed new arms and is ready to hit the courses once again.

    Suzuki 4WD Club

    Tylor Veller and Suzuki Sierra in pits at Snake Racing sponsored 4x4 Masters Series

    Tylor Veller’s driving is constantly improving. As the youngest competitor the Suzukie 4WD Club has some of the best 4WD competition mentors in the Australian racing scene. Tylor’s blue shorty Sierra suffered some damage on the Rock it and Concrete Jungle courses. A bent a steering arm, snapped shock mounts and a damaged his exhaust has only encouraged him to practice his throttle control.

    Jerome Beetson’s competition experience and patients saved his Sierra Ute from any damage.

    On All Fours Club

    Snowy's Toyota Landcruiser 40 Series rolled at 4x4 Masters Series, Eastern Creek International RacewaySnowy Girling and Paul Monssieur had a clean competition run for Round 4. Snowy’s purple 40 Series ute recieved some minor cosmetic damage as a result of a lay down on the logged on course. A quick self recovery with assistance from Paul saw the team cross the finish line and achieve 75 points.

    Blue Mountains Club Michael's Nissan GQ Wagon in the 4x4 Masters pits

    Michael Weinert suffered the most damage this round. Not only exhausting his power steering pump on the Logged On course Michael also survived a serious roll over on the Telegraph Road course. His Nissan, GQ Wagon rolled down hill after being forced into an awkward angle that he could not recover from. The final damage was skewed roof, broken windscreen and lots of panel damage.

    Toyota Landcruiser Club in HiLux on track at Australian 4x4 Masters SeriesToyota Landcruiser Club

    Both John Robertson and Shaun Clancy nicked a large stump on the Gone Loopy course resulting in minor cosmetic damage to each Hilux.

    Bong Bong Club Bong Bong Club on track at 4x4 Masters Series sponsored by Snake Racing

    No Damage!! :)

    For more pictures check out the Australian 4×4 Masters Photo Gallery by clicking here!

     
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