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  • Snake Racing 1:32 am on 23/10/2012 Permalink
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    Podium finish for Snake Racing at Nabiac 

    With extreme heat and very dusty conditions Round 7 of the NSW Off Road Championship went ahead last weekend in Nabiac NSW with more than a few big offs to keep the weekend packed with excitement.

    The boys from Snake Racing Car #666 Wayne Murphy and Chris Taylor and Car #688 Michael Smith and Scott Madison stayed in the game and once again managed to pull off 1st and 2nd in class and both finished in the top 15 out of a field of 40 vehicles. Wayne raced in at 8th outright.

    When you consider the field of Extreme 4WD’s, Pro- Buggies, Performance 2WD and the likes it is pretty impressive to see the Snake XP900’s up there with the much more powerful and expensive vehicles in the field. After seeing many vehicles not finish the race due to a combination of heat and terrain the XP900 has the power and performance to get it through some of the toughest conditions and they did just that.

    Congratulations must go to Matt Dunk and Matt Dough in their Extreme 4WD vehicle placing 1st outright, Jeff Thomas and Peter Calvery in their Pro-Buggy for placing 2nd and Jono Patterson and Eden McGlashan in their Prolite vehicle for placing 3rd.

    A great and eventful rally was had by all and even though some of the toughest rallying was experienced by the boys from Snake they look forward to competing in the upcoming Australian Rally Championship round in Lockyer Valley Qld on 10th – 11th Nov. This will be followed by round 8 of the NSW Off Road Championship at Colo Park the following weekend.

    Download results Outright: NabiacResultsOutright2012

    WATCH TV FOOTAGE HERE FROM NABIAC

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  • Snake Racing 5:10 am on 18/10/2012 Permalink
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    Coffs Coast rally 2012 SxS Highlights – Video Footage 

    Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally 2012 SxS Highlights

     
  • Snake Racing 4:58 am on 18/10/2012 Permalink
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    Coffs Coast Rally 2012 Car#91 Wayne Murphy Highlights- Video Footage 

    Check out the footage from Wayne Murphy and Aaron Topliff Car#91

     
  • Snake Racing 12:48 am on 17/10/2012 Permalink
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    2012 Australian Side By Side Championship Snake Racing Coffs Coast rally – RESULTS 

    2012 Australian Side by Side Championship Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally

    Location: Coffs Harbour

    Contact: Katie Phillips Mobile 0467871796 E-mail:admin@rally.com.au

    Start Date: 13-10-2012
    End Date: 14-10-2012

    Download:SRCCR_Supp_Regs_FINAL_2012

    Download2012_ARC_SNCCR_Entry_Form2012.pdf

    Download:2012_ARC_SNCCR_Service_Crew__Vehicle_Registration_Form.pdf

    Download:SRCCR_ServiceParkLayout

    Download:2012_ARC_SNCCR_Recconaissance_Vehicle_Registration_Form.pdf

    Download:2012_ARC_SNCCR_Rally_Guide

    Download:2012_ARC_SNCCR_Test_Stage_Application.pdf

    Download:2012_Coffs_Bulletin_1

    Download:2012_ARC_SNCCR_Shakedown_Application_Form.pdf

    Download Results: Final Results SXS SxS_ProvionalResults

    Download Stage Summary Heat1 Stage_Summary_Heat1_SxS

    Download Stage Summary Heat2: Stage_Summary_Heat2_SxS

    Download Stage Results: StageResults

     
  • Snake Racing 1:39 am on 16/10/2012 Permalink
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    Ride to Conquer Cancer a huge success for Snake Racing Team 

    After a year of bike rides, cardio and strength training the girls from the Snake Racing Cycle Team now realise that all the hours and hours of hard work was well worth it.  As a group of ladies who was into running not cycling, set their minds to it, they can certainly say they have conquered.

    Last Saturday they joined thousands of other biking enthusiasts and some not so to ride the 200kms from Homebush to Camden and back to help raise money for the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA. The girls from the Snake Racing Team can be so proud as they raised just under $50000 which was a great team effort and also one of the top fundraising team amounts.

    The team road to Camden in an amazing 4 hours averaging 25kms hour. Once there they enjoyed a great meal, a hot shower and massage and slept really well in the tents that were provided by the organsiers before they did it all over again the next day.

    After speaking to Rebecca Clay from the Snake Team and finding out that certain parts of her body was aching all for a good cause, she pointed out just exactly the type of people that took part in this event. Rebecca was amazed at the people who had obviously been effected by someone with Cancer and just decided to put their foot to the pedal and endure this event all for the sake of raising awareness of cancer and to help raise the much needed money to go towards Dr Chris O’Brien’s dream.  ” We trained very hard for this event which made it easier for us but to those people who just jumped on a push bike to help raise some money or in memory of a loved one, those people are just amazing and we really felt for them. There was all walks of life at this event and everyone had such different experience as bike riders” Rebecca said.

    Again well done to the Snake Girls and a big thank you to all their supporters.  It was a great community event and one that everyone hopes to see continue into the future and beyond. A massive $5.7 million was raised overall.  Snake Racing was so happy to be involved in some way.

     
  • Snake Racing 12:58 am on 16/10/2012 Permalink
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    Coffs Coast Rally 2012 – Ryan Smart Sunday highlights – Video Footage 

    Ryan Smart and Aaron Topliff Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally Sunday Highlights

     
  • Snake Racing 12:28 am on 16/10/2012 Permalink
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    Heat 2 Highlights – 2012 Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally – Video footage 

     
  • Snake Racing 11:48 pm on 15/10/2012 Permalink
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    THE SUNSUPER RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER ANNOUNCES $5.7 MILLION RAISED 

    FIRST PUBLISHED ON: The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer WEBSITE 13th Oct 2012

    Largest single fundraising event in Australian history draws ­ 1,623 Riders and helps fund development of The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA in Sydney

    October 13th (Sydney): The Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer announced ­ 1,623 Riders raised over $5.7 million for The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA as the first annual Ride commenced Saturday morning at Sydney Olympic Park. Ride participants will cycle over 200 km through New South Wales with an overnight camp in Camden before returning to Sydney for an emotional finish on Sunday.

    “We are absolutely thrilled, grateful, to and humbled by everyone involved including all riders, sponsors, crew members, volunteers and thousands of people who have donated so generously to help make the first ever Sunsuper Ride To Conquer Cancer an incredible success for The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse,” said Timothy Dugan, CEO of The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA.

    “The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA will transform cancer treatment for all Australians through discovery, research and uncompromising care. One in two Australians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and this year 43,000 deaths will be attributed to cancer in Australia while over 115,000 new cases will be diagnosed. This one-of-a-kind cancer centre will combine all facets of clinical care, surgery, medical and radiation oncology, research, integrative medicine and support services for patients, families and caretakers to ensure better outcomes for all Australians living with cancer,” Mr. Dugan added.

    2012 is the inaugural Ride in NSW and the largest single fundraising event in Australian history. The Ride draws thousands of participants from across Australia and brings together communities of survivors, cyclists and supporters who train and fundraise for months in order to participate in the annual two-day journey through NSW.

    “There aren’t words to describe how it feels watching someone you love go through cancer,” says Ellie Freeman, of Double Bay, NSW.

    “I lost my nine-year-old cousin to a brain tumor and recently my Aunt passed after 11 years of dealing with cancer. Seeing what they went through, the bravery and strength they showed, gives me inspiration to take on this Ride and raise money to help people who need the support of a centre like The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse,” Ms. Freeman added. Funds raised by The Ride are put to use immediately, and this week construction reached a notable milestone with completion of the building’s top floor and installation of the central lifts. Due to open in July of next year, The Lifehouse was envisioned by late Professor, cancer specialist, and surgeon, Chris O’Brien to be a fully comprehensive cancer centre for all Australians.

    “Chris O’Brien envisioned a centre where patients would no longer have to navigate their way through the complexities of modern cancer care alone,” says Professor Michael Boyer, Chief Clinical Office at The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA.

    “While earlier diagnosis and better treatments save lives and are vital components for conquering cancer, there is significant need for support and assistance for patients undergoing treatment and for survivors. Funds raised by The Ride will support the role of Lifehouse in clinical care, research and education with an impact for patient outcomes across the country,” Professor Boyer added.

    The “Ride to Conquer Cancer” became known as the “Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer” when one of Australia’s largest super funds, Sunsuper became the event title sponsor. This year, 46 Sunsuper employees, their family and friends raised nearly $80,000 for The Ride in NSW.

    “Cancer treatment through discovery, research and uncompromising care is paramount for all Australians dealing with this disease, and we want to support The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA in their vision for advancement in these vital areas,” said Tony Lally, CEO of Sunsuper. “There would be very few among Sunsuper’s 1.2 million members and 650 staff who have not been affected by cancer in some way, so the money raised for the world-class research undertaken by The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is vitally important and close to our hearts,” Mr. Lally added.

    Mr. Dugan says event sponsorship is a critical component to any charitable initiative.

    “The contributions from our event sponsors enable us to put more of the funds raised directly into development of the centre. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all our sponsors for their generous support,”Mr. Dugan added.

    Registration for the 2013 Ride opened on Saturday and the 2nd annual event will be held October 12th & 13th of next year in NSW.

    “We invite everyone to join us next year for our second annual Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer,” said Mr. Dugan

    “For more information and to register, go to http://www.conquercancer.org.au or phone 1300 33 RIDE (7433),” Mr. Dugan concluded as thousands of riders cheered and the 2012 Ride commenced.

    Ride organisers expect hundreds of people to attend public cheering stations along the route. For a map of The Ride routes, visit http://www.conquercancer.org.au.

     
  • Snake Racing 4:14 am on 14/10/2012 Permalink
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    Podium finish for Ryan Smart at Coffs Coast Rally 2012 

    Congratulations to the boys and the team at Snake Racing. After a very long week here in Coffs Harbour full of tests days, recce, media days and two days of rallying it was all worth the effort everyone put in with a podium position for the team and 3 out of 4 Snake crews finishing in the top 6.

    Today Ryan Smart and John Allen Car #94 delivered some very impressive times in the Side x Side class of the Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally which saw him claw his way back into 3rd  position. This was very pleasing to all after yesterdays issues with the vehicle. Once the car was up and running again Ryan finished Heat 1 yesterday with a win in SS8 and this certainly gave Ryan the edge he needed as he spent most of today only a second or 2 off the pace and kept the pressure on Cody Crocker who finished in 1st place.

    Congratulations must also go to 2 of our other crews Mick Smith and Michael Sales Car #99 and father and son Nathan and Les Chivers Car #96 who both finished the rally with a great result.

    Mick Smith’s steady approach paid off for him as he just wanted to finish the rally and he managed to do that without any problems over the weekend and placed 5th in the Side X Side class.  Mick was very happy with his result considering this type of event is new to him in 2012.

    Unfortunately Nathan also suffered from some issues with the vehicle on day 1 which saw him miss 2 stages but he managed to give it all he had and finish in 6th outright which was fantastic. Heat 2 SS9 saw Nathan achieve a time just over 1 second behind Cody which was amazing and really goes to show he has the talent needed to keep this rallying interesting.

    It was great to see Snake take out a podium position and as this is the first year Snake has been involved with an ARC event everyone is pretty stoked. After the storm hit and everyone stood in the rain the sun shone through and we were able to enjoy seeing our boys receive their trophy which was a thrill for the whole team.

    Snake Racing is very proud to be part of such a great motoring event and are really happy to see the enthusiasm behind the Side x Side class. We are sure that it will only grow from here.

    OTHER CLASS RESULTS

    ARC- 4WD

    1ST Car#2 Michael Boaden and Helen Cheers –  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI

    2nd Car#11 Matt Van Tuinen and Erin Kelly – Subaru Impreza WRX Sti

    3rd Car#13 Mick Patton and Bernie Webb – Subaru Impreza WRX Sti

    ARC -2WD

    1st Car#8 Eli Evans and Glen Weston –  Honda Jazz

    equal 2nd Car#12 Mark Pedder and Claire Ryan – Honda Jazz

    equal 2nd Car#23 Matt Amos and Tom Ryan – Holden Commodore VZ Ute

    CLASSIC

    1st Car#33 Neale Bates and Coral Taylor – Toyota Celica RA40

    2nd Car#37 Clay Badenoch and Luke Bulten – Toyota Corolla

    3rd Car#36 Mal Keough and Pip Bennett – Datsun P510

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  • Snake Racing 12:55 pm on 13/10/2012 Permalink
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    Evans and Boaden wrap up title on hectic first day of rally 

    FIRST PUBLISHED COFFS COAST ADVOCATE Saturday 13th October 2012 – Nick Houghton

    CHAMPIONSHIP front runners Eli Evans and Michael Boaden were the big winners on a carnage filled first day of the Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally.

    A number of leading drivers were forced out with crashes and mechanical problems as the pace of the rally took its toll early.

    However the big news on the day was Boaden and Evans wrapping up the 4WD and 2WD ARC series with a round still to be raced.

    It was a tough day for 2WD series challenger Jack Monkhouse and co-driver Anthony McLoughlin who escaped unharmed from a 160km/h end over end roll over.

    Monkhouse’s Nissan Silvia was destroyed on the third stage after he ‘ran out of road’ while pushing hard in sixth gear with worn tyres.

    Victorian Evans had a clear run over the day’s eight stages in his factory Honda Jazz to take the heat win ahead of the Holden Commodore Ute of Matt Amos by a massive four minutes 15.4 seconds.

    Evans admitted conditions were challenging all day.

    “This event is hard on the cars and mentally challenging too,” said Evans.

    “The brakes were really spongy towards the end of stages one, three, five and seven but we’ve had a pretty good run today.

    “It’s great to be able to wrap up the two wheel drive championship, and now we can have some fun.”

    In the 4WD category Boaden maintained his recent form winning the heat by 1 minute 15.7 seconds from the Mitsubishi Evo VII of John Mitchell.

    Western Australian hotshot Nic Box retired after spinning and sliding off the road into the trees on stage two and is left to wait overnight to see if he will be able to return to action tomorrow.

    Boaden believed the days events has proven that anything can happen on the Coffs Coast.

    “A lot of guys had issues out there,” Boaden said.

    “We had a healthy lead by mid-way through the day so we were able to take it a little bit easy and secure the Championship.”
    Bosch 2WD Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally heat one results
    1. Eli Evans/Glen Weston Honda Jazz 1h 13m 6.9 seconds
    2.Matt Amos/Tom Ryan Holden Commodore 1h 17m 22.3 seconds
    3. Mark Pedder/Claire Ryan Honda Jazz 1h 18m 29.6 seconds

    Bosch 4WD Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally heat one results
    1. Michael Boaden/Helen Cheers Mitsubishi Evo IX 1h 11m 4.5 seconds
    2. John Mitchell/Jo Cadman Mitsubishi Evo IX 1h 12m 15.7 seconds
    3. Mick Patton/Bernie Webb Subaru WRX STI 1h 13m 25 seconds

     
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