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  • Snake Racing 9:43 am on 25/02/2012 Permalink
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    Snake Racing Debut 3 Car Team Rally Calder 

    Snake Racing debut a 3 car team at the Australian Side x Side Championship.

    The new class has been created to be run in conjunction within the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship, with the first round being at Calder Park in Victoria on March 1 – 4

    Snake Racing Has chosen the Polaris XP 900 to campain the 4 round series. Cams approved schedule J roll cages now allows the entry of utv’s into rally and off road classes.

    Car 72. Father and son Nathan and Les Chivers

    Car 74 – Michael Smith and Jamie Fenton3 car team at Calder

    Car 76 – Wayne Murphy and Micheal Sales

  • Snake Racing 8:17 am on 12/02/2012 Permalink
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    Pro Armor Doors for Polaris Racing 

  • Snake Racing 6:57 am on 12/02/2012 Permalink
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    Shane Jacobson coming to Calder 1-4th March 

    Australian Actor Shane Jacobson will be donning his race suit and helmet and climbing aboard a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo rally car to contest the opening round of this year’s Bosch Australian Rally Championship, Rally Calder presented by ECB.

    As well as being a long time car and motor sport enthusiast Shane Jacobson is a one of Australia’s favourite personalities, an award-winning actor and presenter who has worked with some of the biggest names in the world for more than 25 years. Shane shot to fame playing the lead role in the heart-warming film “Kenny” and won the 2006 AFI Award for Best Lead Actor and the Australian Star of the Year Award. He has starred alongside the likes of Bryan Brown, Paul Hogan, Magda Szubanski, Lisa McCune, Marina Prior, Garry McDonald, Pia Miranda, Delta Goodrem, Rhonda Burchmore, Holly Valance, Jeremy Clarkson and Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush.
    Shane says getting the chance to drive in the inaugural Rally Calder is a bit of dream come true. He is really excited about this opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Evo and sliding it around on the gravel.

    “Being a part of Top Gear gave me the chance to hone my driving skills and I was lucky enough to get behind the wheel of some fairly wild machines and experience  some fantastic roads around the world but this event that is being put on by ARC at Calder is truly something very different that I cant wait to be apart of .”

    Jacobson  will be prepared for the drive in the opening round of this year’s Bosch Australian Rally Championship  by leading instructors and rally experts, Rallyschool with company principal Mick Ryan also supplying the Kumho Motorsport Mitsubishi Lancer Evo  for the famous actor to drive.

    According to CEO of the Bosch ARC, Scott Pedder having Shane Jacobson on board as a competitor  at Rally Calder will be huge boost to the event as well as being a lot of  fun.

    “I know Shane is taking this opportunity very seriously but I am sure he will entertain us all throughout the event, on and off the rally track,” said Scott.

    “When I sat down with Shane to discuss his involvement with the event I didn’t realise my face would be hurting so much from laughing, he is a very funny man,” he added.

    “However Shane is also very serious about his rally debut and is a really enthusiastic and very talented driver, he has a collection of cars and is a keen follower of V8 Supercars  and Utes but I reckon after his participation at Rally Calder  he will be a rally enthusiast as well,” he  said.

    “Shane has promised he will entertain us and regale us with some observations of the sport at the presentation following the rally on Sunday night and that alone will be worth the price of entry,” Pedder added

    Jacobson will be joined by a top level co-driver who is yet to be announced for Rally Calder which will pit  some of Australia’s best rally drivers again more than 100 kilometres of challenging , gravel, tarmac and mixed  stages  within the Calder Park motorsports complex 23 km from Melbourne’s CBD
    Rally Calder presented by ECB will be the first  time a round of the Bosch ARC has been held in a single venue format allowing spectators  to catch all he action in a simple and easily accessed location  with all the action just a short walk from the car park.

  • Snake Racing 6:51 pm on 08/02/2012 Permalink
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    Side x Side Comes to Calder 1-4th March 2012 

    An all new motorsport category has been given the go ahead as part of the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship with a four event Side x Side Rally Challenge to be run as a part of the National Rally series.

    The regulations for the all new Australian Side x Side Rally Challenge, have now been published with potential competitors being urged to become a part of this exciting new low cost rally competition.

    The Australian Side x Side Rally Challenge is a new motor sport competition that will be fought out by crews competing in specified Can Am Commander or Polaris’ RZR side by side vehicles.

    The Australian Side by Side Challenge has been devised as a relatively low cost way of becoming involved in rallying but is still a full specification national series for Side x Side vehicles to be run in parallel with the traditional Bosch ARC competition.

    Key protagonists CanAm and Polaris are billing the Australian Side by Side Rally Challenge as like  “a Holden versus Ford, Carlton versus Collingwood, Wallabies versus All Blacks” battle.

    The Side x Side Challenge will be run on closed road stages as part of four of the six rounds in the 2012 Bosch ARC with rounds at Rally Calder in Melbourne in early March, the Quit Forest Rally in WA at the end of March, The International Rally of Queensland in May and the Coffs Coast Forest Rally in October.

    Polaris is likely to enter its long time ambassador and three times Australian rally champ Cody Crocker in the Challenge while CanAm will be entering its ambassador and former World Championship rally driver Michael Guest in the four event Challenge.

    The sport of Side x Side racing has exploded in North America in recent times with tens of thousands of side x side vehicles now sold each year.

    In Australia many Side x Side owners have been welcomed at events all over the country such as the Finke Desert Race and The Cliffhanger to state and club khanacross events with a growing number attracted to the simplicity compact size and cost effective aspects of the Polaris and CanAm machines.

    According to Polaris national marketing manager, Neil Anderson, one of the key factors that has led to the introduction of the Australian Side x Side Rally Challenge ARC is  the development of a set of national guidelines  by CAMS including a nationally recognised safety cage specification.

    “From 2012 owners will now be able to enter a host of different CAMS sanctioned events not just the Australian Side x Side Rally Challenge with the one specification of  vehicle” said Neil Anderson.

    “This will effectively be a stock class, basically everything is standard apart from the necessary safety changes such as the approved safety cages and harnesses,” he added.

    “We are very keen that this not become cheque book racing and as a result, there will be no engine or transmission modifications allowed and even the alloy wheels have to be stock,” he added.

    Kym Pardey, marketing manager for BRP/CanAm says that with Side x Side vehicle’s offering outstanding consumer value, the company has every confidence that there will continue to be rapid growth in this market.

    “Working with the Bosch ARC and CAMS is a great chance to build the recreational and sporting side of the SSV category, offering power sport enthusiasts a new entry point into the exciting world of off-road racing, “ said Kym Pardey.

    According to CEO of the Bosch Australian Rally Championship Scott Pedder, the Australian Side x Side Rally Challenge is an exciting development and addition to the Bosch Australian Rally Championship that will expand the reach and participation of our sport.

    “I can see the Side x Side Rally Challenge becoming the breading ground for future rally champions allowing young drivers and co-drivers to learn car control and the intricacies of the sport in a controlled competition at a fraction of the cost of top level rallying,” said Scott Pedder.

    “As well as young drivers it will also be a great way for crews of all ages to become involved in rallying without the large commitment required to campaign a traditional rally car,” he said.

    “The Side x Side Challenge will not only be an exciting rally category in its own right but will also be a platform for particularly younger crews to showcase their skills and raise awareness amongst sponsors and manufacturers,” Scott added.

    Polaris has commissioned Brown Davis to build the cage to be used by Polaris Racing’s number one driver Cody Crocker however competitors are free to choose their own manufacturer or build it themselves, so long as it complies with CAMS Schedule J.

    Sporting and technical regulations are published at http://www.rally.com.au along with supplementary regulations and entry information for the opening round at Rally Calder.

  • Snake Racing 6:32 pm on 08/02/2012 Permalink
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    Snake Racing Secures Naming Rights For Coffs Coast ARC Rally 


    One of Australia’s leading manufacturers of four wheel drive performance and suspension parts, Snake Racing, has announced it has signed on as the naming rights sponsor for round five of the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship in 2012 the Coffs Coast Rally on the NSW North Coast in October.Snake Racing is set to be a key sponsor of the opening round of the championship, Rally Calder presented by East Coast Bullbars, and the Bosch Australian Rally Championship.Snake Racing will also present the new ‘Tech Talk’ segments on both the internet and on the Bosch ARC’s TV coverage on Network Ten and ONE HD.According to proprietor of Snake Racing, Ryan Flanagan, the Bosch Australian Rally Championship will provide some new and exciting marketing exposure and opportunities for the company.

    “Snake Racing has been involved in motor sport for more than 20 years and we are always looking for opportunities to showcase our brand and be a part of any motor sport event that is spectator orientated,” said Ryan Flanagan.

    “Our involvement with the Bosch Australian Rally Championship in 2012 will be our first time in this arena of motor sport and we are excited to be part of the buzz that rallying is generating,” he added.

    Snake Racing is an Australian owned and run business with more than 20 years’ experience in design, manufacture and distribution of four wheel drive accessories – ranging from LED lighting to suspension kits and winches.

    Snake Racing’s involvement in the Bosch Australian Rally Championship extends beyond sponsorship to include involvement on the track in the Australian Side by Side Rally Challenge with a three-vehicle team.

    “We will be running a three car team and we are all pumped and ready to tackle the competition in the new side by side class which debuts at Rally Calder in March,” Ryan added.

    “With four rounds, across four states and a variety of terrain and conditions it will indeed be a challenge for those involved,” explained Ryan Flanagan.

    CEO of the Bosch Australian Rally Championship, Scott Pedder, congratulated Snake Racing and said he believes the Bosch Australian Rally Championship is a perfect fit for the specialist accessory company.

    “We are pleased to welcome Snake Racing to the 2012 Bosch Australian Rally Championship. It’s fantastic to see a sponsor not just commit on a financial level but also getting behind the Australian Side by Side Rally Challenge with a three vehicle team,” said Scott Pedder.

    “There is a strong relationship between off road performance and rallying and the Bosch Australian Rally Championship is thrilled to have such a prominent four wheel drive part manufacturer and distributor in Snake Racing on board in 2012.”

    The opening round of the 2012 Bosch ARC, Rally Calder presented by East Coast Bullbars, is scheduled for March 1-4 at Calder Park in Melbourne with round two, the Quit Forest Rally in WA on March 30-April 1, round three, the International Rally of Queensland on the Sunshine Coast, on May 24-27, the Scouts Rally of South Australia in the Adelaide Hills from July 29-31 making up the fourth round, while round five, the Coffs Coast Rally will be run over the same roads used for Australia’s World Championship round at Coffs Harbour on October 13-14. The grand finale to the Bosch ARC will be Rally Victoria in Gippsland on November 16-17.

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