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  • Snake Racing 3:15 am on 22/09/2011 Permalink
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    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross Round 6 Race Report 

    Polaris RZR, RZR S and XP 900 line up for Snake Racing at off road racing Khanacross Awaba

    The Polaris XP 900 applies pressure to competitor accelerator pedals!

    The heat is on as the Polaris XP 900 drivers reach new speeds and challenge all classes for the outright winning places!

    The Snake Racing NSW Khanacross State Round 6 lured 53 drivers out to play at Awabawac Park this weekend. Beautiful sunny weather and an enthusiastic race field meant drivers were hitting top speed as they raced around the 4 Awabawac Park rally tracks. Racing conditions were dry and dust from the dirt tracks challenged the drivers abilities to maintain vehicle traction. Racers adjusted quickly to the Spring racing conditions and oversteer and understeer gradually reduced as the day went on.

    Polaris RZR RZRS and XP UTV lined up to race in CAMS NSW State Khanacross Round 6

    In the pits the stories of a Polaris XP driver (Iain Hughes) wining outright by 10 seconds at the previous club meeting (September 3rd 2011) has spread quickly. The current state competion learders were keen to see the new XP vehicles and assess their competition potential on the track. Iain Hughes returned this round with his red XP 900 and new Snake Racing Team driver, Nathan Chivers in the Blue XP 900. Both confidently took on this challenge and kept the other class drivers on their accelerator pedals by placing in the overall top 4! Nathan grabbed the overall event win by 3.2 seconds ahead of E Class driver Keith Toward. Watch out buggys, here comes the Polaris XP!!

    E Class Buggy on track at Westlakes Automobile Club Khanacross State Round 6 Spectators were treated to beautiful drive by Sam Evans (Subaru, 4WD Class) in the morning run on event 1 which warmed his engin to a 3rd place overall win and the Peter Conroy and Son’s white Lexus added a touch of luxury to the days line up.  At the other end of the racing ladder, after a slow start Krystal Harden in the Snake Racing Polaris RZR S spent the day practicing her cornering abilities. On and off the track ;) Courtney Fletcher in her blue 180B suffered engine failure just prior to her last run and after some quick repairs finished the day on a high.

    Overall an enjoyable days racing with all drivers bringing their round 6 best efforts. Sunday’s warm weather provided a beautiful introduction to Spring racing conditions which is perfect for the open cabin vehicles! Congratulations to Nathan Chivers of the Snake Racing Team on his outright win and to all competitors, CAMS officials and volunteers for hosting a great days racing!

    Results

    Click here for the Results thanks to the Westlakes Automobile Club!

    Krystal Harden and Nathan Chivers of Snake Racing Team with Polaris UTV at Khanacross off road racing Snake Racing is proud to support to local NSW motorsport and would like to say Thank You to all the dedicated CAMS officials and club volunteers for assisting with developing the new G Class. Snake Racing sponsored the NSW State Khanacross Round 6 hoted by the Westlakes Automobile Club with a $500 donation to the club.

    Do you have a UTV or Polaris Ranger?

    All production 4WD UTV brands are invited to compete in G Class. Club and State Khanacross events sanctioned by CAMS are regularly held across NSW. If your keen to see how your UTV will go and have some old fashioned family fun, find out more by contacting us at  utv@snakeracing.com.au

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 1:00 am on 22/09/2011 Permalink
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    Snake Polaris XP 900 flys in NSW State Khanacross! 

    Snake Racing Blue Polaris XP 900 and RZR S at NSW Westlakes Automobile Club Khanacross
    Congratulations Nathan Chivers of the Snake Racing UTV Racing Team!

    Sounds like thunder and moves like lightening! The Snake Racing Polaris XP 900 takes off like a rocket with Nathan Chivers behind the wheel! As the newest member to join the Snake Racing Team, Nathan is a passionate about UTV racing and keen to push the Blue Polaris XP 900 to it’s limits. His sporting history includes recreational dirt bike riding and international acclaim for Ski Racing in the World Cup and Paralympic Games.

    Snake Racing Blue Polaris XP 900 on track at Awabawac Park Khanacross CAMS NSW State Round

    This weekends CAMS regulated Khanacross, the Snake Racing NSW Khanacross Round 6 was Nathan’s first run in the new Polaris XP 900. Competing in G Class and against a field of 53 drivers, the Snake Racing Team claimed overall first place by 3.2 seconds ahead of Keith Toward’s E Class buggy.

    Experienced Khanacross competitor and contender for the 2011 NSW State Series overall winner, Evan Van Luween gave us his thoughts on the win, “I have enjoyed beating the 800’s for most of the year and there is always going to be someone come along with something faster and better at some stage”.

    What does it feel like to drive the Snake Racing Polaris XP 900? Nathan describes it as “Awesome!” He explains “It’s like driving a Supercar but it’s for the dirt! The handling was excellent”. As for the ride, Nathan described his first drive as having “excellent handling”. ” The Snake Racing guys did a great job setting the suspension up. They dropped it down and stiffened it up from the standard factory settings.”

    Polaris XP 900 and RZR S at Khanacross off road racing

    The Polaris XP 900 is very quick and well suited to Khanacross style racing. Congratulations to Nathan and stay tuned for more UTV Racing updates!

    Did you know you can watch Nathan Chivers and Krystal Harden from the Snake Racing Team as they race in the NSW Khanacross Series? Hot Lap and many more videos are posted regularly in the Snake Racing Galleries and You Tube Channel! Click here to view!

    Top 5 Overall Placing Results


    Placing
    Name Car Class Time O/R Class
    Nathan Chivers Polaris G 440.21 1 1
    Keith Toward Buggy E 443.42 2 1
    Sam Evans Subaru F 452.07 3 1
    Iain Hughes Polaris G 452.9 4 2
    Evan Van Leeuwen Camdak E 463.76 5 2

    G Class Results


    Placing
    Name Time O/R Class
    Nathan Chivers 440.21 1 1
    Iain Hughes 452.9 4 2
    Michael Smith 502.1 25 3
    Les Chivers 511.17 28 4
    Krystal Harden 678.18 52 5

    All production 4WD UTV brands are invited to compete in G Class. Club and State Khanacross events sanctioned by CAMS are regularly held across NSW. If your keen to see how your UTV will go and have some old fashioned family fun, find out more by contacting us at  utv@snakeracing.com.au

    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross - Westlakes Automobile Club

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 4:35 am on 19/09/2011 Permalink
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    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross Round 6 – UTV Gallery 

    Krystal Harden and Nathan Chivers of Snake Racing Team with Polaris UTV at Khanacross off road racing

    Congratulations UTV racers for a great weekend at Awabawac Park!

    Check out the latest photos from the Snake Racing NSW Khanacross Round 6! The heat is on as the Polaris XP 900 drivers reach new speeds and challenge all classes for the outright winning places. Keep watching this space as more photos and videos are published! ;)

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    All production 4WD UTV brands are invited to compete in G Class. Club and State Khanacross events sanctioned by CAMS are regularly held across NSW. If your keen to see how your UTV will go and have some old fashioned family fun, find out more by contacting us at  utv@snakeracing.com.au

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 6:40 am on 15/09/2011 Permalink
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    Custom XP900 Polaris Modified by Snake Racing 

    Polaris Industries UTV XP 900 in blue for Polaris racing

    Snake Racing has a New Toy! Polaris XP 900!

    The new blue 2011 Polaris XP 900 is a production line UTV suitable for off road racing, rock crawling and working on a property. In striking royal blue, Snake Racing will be off road racing the XP 900 in events across NSW. Testing performance improvement products and tracks so we can pass on the best advice to our customers!

    There are plenty of options for improving the performance, ride and look of your Polaris XP 900. Here is some of the modifications we have made so far:

    Custom Modifications List (so far ;) )

    • Snake Racing heavy duty Aluminium rear radius arms with 5/8″ chromoly rose joints
    • Front and rear suspension powdercoated in Snake Racing Blue
    • 1/4″ 6061 alloy rear gurdle for radius rods
    • DMC Comp 4 stainless steel dual exhaust
    • DMC Electronic Fuel Injection Control
    • Rigid Industries SR Series 30″ LED light bar
    • Snake Racing 6 point roll cage, diagonals and rear bar bracing
    • Custom Aluminium roof plate with Dzus fasteners
    • Custom  Lexan rear 1/4  windows
    • 3″ 5 point CROW harnesses
    • Carbon copy bonnet scoop
    • Proarmor doors with slam latches
    • DWT beadlock Rims with ITP directional 900 XLT 27×11 R12 tyres

    Watch this space for more updates on modifications, performance and track reports!

    Got some questions or you want to know more? No Worries! :) Contact the Snake Racing UTV Racing Team at utv@snakeracing.com.au

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    Click here to read more UTV Racing News.

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 3:52 am on 15/09/2011 Permalink
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    UTV and Polaris Come & Try Khanacross a Success! 

    Polaris RZR S, RZR and XP at Snake Racing Come Try Twilight Khanacross

    G Class gets racing as UTV owners take on the Twilight Tracks!

    UTV owners from across NSW took up the invite to rally as part of the Snake Racing UTV Come & Try Day and Westlakes Twilight Khanacross on September 3rd. 10 eager G Class drivers competed in Polaris RZR, RZR S and the new, higher horse-power XP model vehicles.


    CAMS UTV G Class Polaris RZR and XP 900 pre run in khanacross rally racing

    To ensure our new G Class entrants received the full Khanacross racing experience drivers arrived early for pre-event sign on, scrutineering and briefing. With the official business completed, the UTV’s hit the dirt for an on track introduction guided by club secretary Ben Sample. This allowed new drivers to get a feel for their vehicle handling, corners and how to navigate the course.

    The main event, the Twilight Multi-Club Khanacross kicked off as per usual race meeting proceedings at 2pm. Ready to race and excited by the extra challenge of night tests, 56 drivers of all classes pushed their rev limiters around 3 twisted tracks. Competing in one direction in daylight and reversed for the evening. Twilight tracks are only illuminated by lighting from vehicles so it’s worth paying attention to track directions on the pre-run!

    The thrill of driving in darkness gives drivers an extra hit of adrenalin as the tracks seem faster and the disappearing corners tighter. The grunter Polaris XP models roared around the tracks noticeably faster than their light weight siblings the RZR and RZR S models.

    Polaris XP 900 racing in CAMS G Class at Westlakes Automobile Club Khanacross  Our new drivers picked up the track feel quickly with Iain Huges in a Polaris XP scoring overall first place for the day. The next closest overall winner Jason Spruce in a Gemini trailed the Polaris XP by 10 seconds. When micro-seconds can separate winners this large gap proves the potential of the Polaris XP as a true contender for winning the khanacross series in the comming years.

    Other notable drives came from Nathan Chivers and Len Pipiciello who also placed in the overall top ten. A special mention for Ashleigh Pipicello who has never rallyed before showed she is only a few practice days away from mastering her Polairs XP. At the end of the day Ashleigh said she “loves the Khanacross events and can’t wait until the next one!”

    If excitement and adrenaline could be measured it would have been obvious by the wide smiles and camaraderie amongst the teams. Enquires about the next event and encouraging more track days, it’s safe to say all our newbies have got the UTV racing bug!

    G Class Results


    G Class Results
    Placing
    Driver Total O/R Class
    Iain Huges 386.33 1 1
    Nathan Chivers 401.96 6 2
    Len Pipiciello 402.35 7 3
    Michael Smith 415.50 11 4
    Ryan Flanagan 426.75 23 5
    Mogews Madsen 435.02 32 6
    Trent Dawson 457.15 37 7
    Krystal Harden 471.10 44 8
    Les Chivers 476.94 43 9
    Ashleigh Pipicello 583.66 54 10


    Click through to our UTV Racing photo and video gallery!

    All production 4WD UTV brands are invited to compete in G Class. Club and State Khanacross events sanctioned by CAMS are regularly held across NSW. If your keen to see how your UTV will go and have some old fashioned family fun, find out more by contacting us at  utv@snakeracing.com.au

    Krystal Harden in Snake Racing Polaris RZR S and XP at Westlakes Khanacross

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 2:20 am on 06/09/2011 Permalink
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    UTV and Polaris Come & Try Khanacross Gallery 

    Snake Racing RZR in line of Polaris UTV racing at Awabawac Park Twilight Khanacross

    G Class grows as UTV owners hit the track!

    UTV owners from across NSW took up the invite to rally in the Westlakes Twilight Khanacross on September 3rd. Check out some of the days photos below!

    All production 4WD UTV brands are invited and will compete in G Class. Club and State Khanacross events sanctioned by CAMS are regularly held across NSW. If your keen to see how your UTV will go and have some old fashioned family fun, find out more by contacting us at  utv@snakeracing.com.au

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    So you like our light bars hey?? Find out more about the Rigid Industries E Series and SR Series LED light bars that were used in the night events by clicking here!

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 4:16 am on 01/09/2011 Permalink
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    4WD & Adventure Show 2011 Sydney 

    Krystal Harden from Snake Racing at 4WD Adventure Show Sydney LED light display

    4WD Extreme Show, LED Light Bars…. It’s 4WD Adventure HEAVEN!!

    Not just another camping and touring show, The 4WD & Adventure Show is off road heaven for the 4×4 and outdoors lifestyle fans. Showcasing everything from vehicle modifications to camping equipment and even a fishing demonstration there wasn’t much you couldn’t find at Sydney Dragway this weekend (August 26, 27, 28th). Snake Racing proudly sponsored the 4WD Extreme Skills Show and displayed the new range of Rigid Industries LED light bars.

    Snake Racing & Krystal Harden in Polaris RZR at 4WD & Adventure Show Sydney

    What was on offer?

    Over three days, 125 4×4 exhibitors, car clubs and services met over 30,000 Sydney and regional NSW adventure fans to discuss everything off road. Patrons could wander through the isles, learning about vehicle modifications, gear up with some specially priced camping equipment or find out about 4WD club life. After viewing all of the stalls and joining your local 4WD club for the next camping trip or social drive, one of the most popular attractions was the 4WD Test Track. A 4×4 track designed to give Sydney-siders a taste for real world off roading, the Test Track combined dirt, rock and water crossings with steep hill climbs and descents. Guided tours allowed riders to ask questions and get valuable advice for when they hit the dirt track.

    Snake Racing and Nissan Patrol Club at 4WD Show

    Major highlights of the show included the many live presentations. Feel like something different whilst out on the track. No worries, Jo Clews cooked up a storm with her camp oven cooking demonstration. Want to catch a big one? Bushy and Hodgie were spilling all the secrets to fish-whispering in hourly live shows and demonstrations. Want a real adrenalin rush? The Snake Racing 4×4 Arena was the place to be. 25 minuets of heart pumping 4WD Extreme motor sport action 3 times daily had both kids and adults wide eyed with amazement.

    4WD Extreme Show in the Snake Racing Extreme Skills Arena

    Krystal Harden from Snake Racing teamed up with the Kamikazi 4WD Club to bring off road motor sport and extreme skills to and enthouastic Sydney audience. Shows held daily at 11, 1 and 3pm attracted large crowds to share some valuable recovery and extreme 4×4 driving knowledge. Kicking off with a vehicle recovery display and a few prizes the show informed viewers about extreme vehicle modifications, off road motor sport events and how to get involved through your local club. Presented over a back drop of roaring V8’s, fully flexed suspension and climbing giant tyres, the 4WD Extreme Show, showed there is a whole lot more you can do with your 4×4!

    Kamikazi 4x4 Club at Extreme Skills 4WD Show

    Saw the Rigid Industries LED Light Bar display and want to know more? Click Here!

    Check out the photos and videos from the weekend by clicking here!

    Want to join a 4WD Club? Find you local 4WD Club by clicking here!

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
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