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  • Snake Racing 6:16 am on 29/11/2012 Permalink
    Tags: Australian MX champion, Holden Colorado, Jay Marmont   

    Jay Marmont visits The Snake Pit 

    Australian MX champion Jay Marmont visited the Snake Pit today.

    It was great to see Jay back for the second time in as many months and he was happy to pose for a snap shot in the new showroom here in Carlton Sydney.

    Spending some time off after a very busy year Jay advised he was relaxing for a while before he kicks off with yet another busy schedule for 2013. In his off time he is playing with his 4 wheeled toy, his Holden Colorado.  Adding Snake Racing coil strut spacers and rear shackles giving him the lift he requires. The good news is he said he will be back for more Snake goodies in the near future.

  • Snake Racing 5:29 am on 28/11/2012 Permalink
    Tags: Armor All Auto Show, , Sydney Telstra 500   

    Snake Racing on display at Sydney Telstra 500 Armor All Auto Show 

    Title: Sydney Telstra 500
    Location: The Dome, The Badgery Pavilion, Riverina Street, Allphones Arena.
    Snake Racing will join a sea of other race car and team enthusiast this weekend at the Sydney Telstra 500 as part of The ARMOR ALL Auto Show. The largest display of vehicles will be on parade from private collectors, clubs, groups, builders and small industry traders. They will show off unique and priceless vehicles from all motorsport and showcar avenues.  Car lovers are in for a treat with Rally cars, Top Fuel Dragsters to Ocean Racing Boats, awesome Show Cars, Superkarts, NASCAR, Bikes, Mini Trucks, Super Utes, Exotic Sports Cars, Classics and Cruisers.

    Look out for the boys from Snake Racing in the All Phones Zone. Come and say Hi and if you have any questions they will be happy to have a chat.

    Start Date: 30/11/2012
    End Date: 02/12/2012

  • Snake Racing 11:46 pm on 21/11/2012 Permalink
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    Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally 4WD ProgramTo Air From This Weekend 


    Motor sport enthusiasts will get a  second  course  of rally action served up  in an appetising offering next weekend when  the second part  of the Snake Racing Coffs Coast Rally is aired on host broadcasters Network Ten and One HD.

    A one hour highlights package from the penultimate round of the Bosch Two Wheel Drive championship will be aired at 12Noon on Saturday 24th November on Network Ten and replayed on One HD at 12:30pm on Sunday 25th November then again at 11:00am on Wednesday 28th November and at 1:00am on Sunday 2nd December. (check local program guides for details)

    The  dedicated one hour Australian package covering the Bosch Four Wheel Drive ARC round at Coffs will feature some spectacular driving on the fast and challenging  coastal forest roads around the  town which will of course again host the World Rally Championship Rally Australia in September next year.

    ARC CEO Scott Pedder says that having two, one hour shows is a great result for the sport.

    “The original concept was to have a one hour package for the outright two wheel drive and four wheel drive cars and another one hour package for the Junior challenge,” said Scott.

    “However when it was evident at the rally that the Junior contestants were genuinely mixing it with the outright contenders and considering the success of the junior finalists in the outright category we made the decision to change the format,” he added.

    “We discussed the idea with the juniors and they were absolutely rapt to be included in the outright shows,” he added

    As part of the program, the exciting new rally Australian Side by Side Rally Challenge will be a part of the four wheel drive show.

  • Snake Racing 11:38 pm on 21/11/2012 Permalink
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    Coleman makes a splash at Lockyer Valley 


    The final round of the Australian Off Road Championship held in Queensland on the weekend saw Matt Coleman and Shawn Teagle take victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Lockyer Valley 300 in their Chevy powered #55 Alpha Pro Buggy. The rain on Friday night and on Saturday forced the event organizers, the Brisbane Sporting Car Club, to slash the original 80km track to 16.5km and change the race format to eight laps of the new shorter course to ensure the season decider could take place. The result was an exciting short course flavored grand finale to the championship season.

    Starting third on the road, Coleman battled with the Pro buggies of Hanson, Bannan and Prout and the Extreme 4WD Titan of New Zealand’s Raana Horan for the outright lead. But by the half way point the Victorian was out in front and didn’t look back as he threaded the big Alpha through the trees on the way to his first outright AORC victory in a time of 1hr 34min 36.890 sec.

    Heading in to the final round of the championship, Matt Hanson and Leigh Wells were on top of the leaderboard and needed a solid finish in the #7 SMU twin turbo V6 Jimco to take the AORC title. With the cars starting at 15 second intervals and little dust due to Saturdays rain, the pace at the front of field was frantic. However Hanson and Wells kept their eyes on the prize, driving their own race to be rewarded with second outright. An effort which allowed them to bank enough points to remain comfortably at the top of the table and secure their maiden Australian Off Road Championship title.

    Third outright was Gerald Reid and Aaron Saliba in the #39 Later Engineering V8 Probuggy. Reid started his offroad career in the Super1650 class and debuted in the Pro class this year and he was estatic with his podium finish behind Coleman and Hanson, after coming tantalizingly close earlier this season.

    Warialda’s Terry Rose and Shane Egan looked at home on the technical track and kept within striking distance of the leaders in their #11 Jimco. However they were forced to settle with fourth outright, 41 seconds behind Reid.

    Chris Western and Stuey Bishop locked in fifth outright and first in the Extreme 2WD Class in their Mickey Thompson Rush truck, after a tense class battle with the iconic #475 Porsche of Greg Campbell who finished second in the Extreme 2WD class.

    Michael and Jae Collins put a string of recent DNF’s behind them to realize the potential of their #12 Subaru powered Chenowth, finishing sixth outright just 36 seconds in front of the #105 Jimco of Les Marshall and Glennys Rose. Marshall relished the tight flowing track conditions to take the Prolite class win, ahead of the NSW based crews of #104 Kelvin and Michael Hill and #140 Garry Simpson and Kevin Ottey.

    Neville Taylor and Kevin McDonald slotted the Team Taylor #6 twin turbo V6 GET Pro buggy into eighth outright.

    Behind Taylor was New Zealand’s Raana Horan and Mike Connor, who once again put the leading Pro buggies on notice in the #899 Big Black Motorsport Titan. Horan was hovering in outright podium contention until a flat rear tyre on second last lap forced the Extreme 4WD pilot into the pits. He returned to the track in time to hold off the #803 Pajero of Clayton Chapman and Adam McGuire by 24 seconds for the Extreme 4WD Class win and ninth outright. Sandy Bowman and Daniel Hardman drew on their Vic high country driving skills to carve up the Lockyer Valley track, until the #833 Chevy powered GQ became stuck in first gear forcing them to settle for third in class.

    The UTV Class was a new addition to the AORC Class line up this year and Wayne Murphy and Chris Taylor took the honours of racking up the first victory in the new category in their #666 Snake Racing Polaris RZR XP. The tight conditions mixed with Murphy’s no holds barred driving style, which he has honed on the ARC circuit this year saw them narrowly miss a top ten finish, placing 11th outright and keeping many of their bigger siblings honest in the process. The #688 Snake Polaris of Michael and Darren Smith took second in class, ahead of Andrew and Rhys North from Queensland in the #671 Polaris.

    Only a handful of seconds split the Super 1650 combatants during the first half of the race, with Ian Hill and Nathan Thorton in the #204 Hurricane holding off reigning class champ #201 Darryl Smith and David McGrath. However when Smith lost time with a wet engine in the second creek crossing on lap 5, Hill took the ascendancy and raced away to take the class win by 24 minutes.

    The Production 4WD Class podium became an all Mitsubishi affair with Rob Chapman and Ross Challacombe taking the class win in the trademark red #703 Triton. Michael and Linda Topfer locked their short wheel based #722 Pajero into second, ahead of Evan Burns and Beth McKay who overcame a gentle rollover at the first creek crossing on lap 6 in their #789 Pajero to finish the race and secure a well deserved third in class.

    The #570 V8 Triton of Bernie Clohesy and #522 V8 Rodeo of Scott Gould have gone toe to toe all season in the Performance 2WD class and their close rivalry continued at Mulgowie. After the 8 laps it was Bernie Clohesy and Kim Stacey who made the best of the slippery conditions to take the class win ahead of Scott Gould and Matt Haywood. While local Queensland driver, Paul Youman was lead the Southerners for the first 4 laps of the race which made up the state championship component of the event.

    After a day of close wheel to wheel racing which snaked through the foot hills of the Darling Downs, through flowing creeks and along tree lined farm tracks, twenty-seven of the 63 entries completed the eight laps. The event was capped off with a presentation dinner for the event and AORC at the Mulgowie Hotel on Sunday night, where the 2012 Outright and Class Champions were presented their trophies.

  • Snake Racing 3:44 am on 21/11/2012 Permalink
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    GoPro launches Hero 3 

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    2x More Powerful, 30% Smaller, 25% Lighter, Built-in Wi-Fi
    HERO3: Black Edition Camera Captures Life Experiences Like No Other Camera
    SAN MATEO, CA (October 30, 2012)- GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and enabler of immersive life-experience capture and sharing, announces global availability of its new line of next generation HERO3 cameras. Debuted earlier this month to global media, the HERO3 is now shipping worldwide and is available in three models.

    GoPro’s flagship model, the HERO3: Black Edition, is the most advanced GoPro camera ever. With no expense spared in its development, the HERO3: Black Edition is 30% smaller, 25% lighter and 2x more powerful than previous models. Wearable, gear mountable, and waterproof to 197′ (60m), the HERO3: Black Edition is capable of capturing ultra-wide angle HD video at 1080p-60 frames per second (fps), 1440p-48 fps, 720p-120 fps, 2.7Kp-30 fps and 4Kp-15 fps. The HERO3: Black Edition can also capture 12MP photos at a staggering rate of 30 photos per second. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility, and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition arguably the world’s most powerful and versatile solution for capturing and sharing immersive and engaging footage of your favorite life experiences. With well over 3 million HD GoPro cameras sold since debuting in November of 2009, the HERO3: Black Edition is well positioned to be another global best-seller.

    “The HERO3 makes it easier than ever to capture and share immersive and engaging footage of meaningful life experiences,” said GoPro’s CEO and Founder, Nicholas Woodman. “We’ve taken everything we learned over the past 10 years and put it into the HERO3, making it the most powerful and yet easy to use camera for self-documenting and sharing your life. Wear it, mount it, or hand hold the HERO3 and capture incredible footage that makes it look like a professional film crew is following you around. This is your life and you deserve to have a spectacular and entertaining record of it.”

    Whether worn on the chest while skiing, mounted to a motorcycle to record a spirited ride, or worn on the head to document the birth of a first-born child, the HERO3: Black Edition captures stunning hands-free footage of your life experiences with professional quality normally seen only in professional productions.

    Thanks to such professional results, consumers aren’t the only ones using GoPro to capture and share professional-quality content. Collectively more professional athletes, filmmakers, and creative artists are using GoPro than any other camera in the world to capture everything from competition footage to television commercials to feature-length films. As a result, GoPro has captured 95% of the global wearable camera market and over 20% of the global small form-factor video camera market, making GoPro’s HERO line of cameras the best selling small video cameras in the world.

    “This is one of the most groundbreaking cameras to come out in recent years,” said Vincent Laforet, Pullitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. “GoPro has always been an enabling and disruptive company in that it makes the perfect tool to capture, experience and relive the moment for both consumers or professionals alike. Now, with the introduction of the HERO3 and it’s vastly higher performance, GoPro will become even more of a staple on professional production shoots – which is saying a lot for a camera you can buy at your local surf or ski shop. It’s a bit absurd in a wonderful way, really.”

    11-time World Champion surfer, Kelly Slater, adds, “I first used the HERO3 in Tahiti during GoPro’s product launch video shoot, and the quality of the content we were capturing was mind-blowing. The most insane shots came from putting the GoPro inside the lip of the wave during ultra slow-motion shots and coming back out of the lip and into the barrel multiple times on each wave. I think people are going to be blown away by the quality and versatility of this even smaller and more powerful GoPro. The HERO3 makes sharing your own experiences even easier and I’m stoked to be a part of its launch.”


  • Snake Racing 2:19 am on 21/11/2012 Permalink
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    NSW Off Road Championship 2012 Done and Dusted 

    The final round of the NSW Off Road Championship took place last weekend at Colo Park, the home of Sydney Off Road Racing Association just up the Putty Road in the Hawkesbury area.

    It was a great event after the rain settled and 38 competitors were ready to race.

    Snake managed to finish the NSW Off Road season  with a combination of highs and lows.  A fantastic effort by Michael Smith in the Snake XP900 #688 saw him finish the weekend 1st in the UTV class  and an amazing 6th place outright.  A fantastic effort by Mick and his navigator Scott Madison.

    Snake XP900 Car #666 driven by Wayne Murphy did not finish all races over the weekend after damage to the vehicle, however Wayne was still pleased to end up with a trophy for 2nd in class is his and navigator’s Chris Taylor’s hand. Wayne also finished the year winning the UTV class in 1st position. A great result.

    Unfortunately Brendan Flett with wife Rebecca Flett as navi in Snake XP900 car #677 did not finish all races for the weekend due to damage also, but did finish 3rd in class and did have alot of fun doing so. Well done.

    First outright went to Jeff Thomas in Pro Buggy car #51 with David Nikiforoff in Super 1650 car #290 in 2nd and Peter Skaza in another Pro Buggy #83 in 3rd.

    An up date on outright point scorer for the year is still to come.


  • Snake Racing 4:41 am on 20/11/2012 Permalink
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    NSW Off Road Championship Final Round 2012 Colo Park 

    The final round of the NSW Off Road Championship is being run this weekend at Colo Park.

    The boys from Snake are just about set to go and are taking a 3rd Snake XP900 for a bit of extra fun. Joining usual drivers Madman Wayne Murphy and Mick Smith is Brendan Flett.

    Wayne is out to take out the UTV class for the year and Mick 2nd position which should make for an exciting weekend for the team. Wayne is currently sitting in 7th position on the outright points board and will be chuffed if he can move a little further up the ladder by the end of the weekend. It will make it a very successful year for Snake Racing if he does and the win obviously even better.

    Snake has had a very busy year making the rounds of the country at many events such as Condo 750, 8 rounds of NSW Off Road Championship, 4 rounds of ARC Side by Side Championship and recently a round of the Australian Off Road Championship in Qld. Being the naming sponsor at ARC’s Coffs Coast Rally was also a great week back in October. Colo Park will be a nice local way to wrap up the year and to start making plans for 2013 and generally just be together with all the team for a final weekend for the year.

    Look out for results and photos from the event after the weekend on the Snake website.

    Good luck Wayne and Chris, Mick and Scott and Brendan and Rebecca and to all the teams traveling to Colo Park.

    Any interested spectators are more than welcome to travel to Colo Park along the Putty Road at Colo Heights. Racing kicks off on Saturday afternoon with 2 rounds and Sunday at 9am covering a total  of 102 competitive kilometres. It’s a fun day and there is catering available if you have nothing to do and are up for a Sunday drive. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

  • Snake Racing 2:59 am on 20/11/2012 Permalink
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    2012 NSW Off Road Championship – Round 8 Colo Park – RESULTS 

    Title: 2012 NSW Off Road Championship – Round 8 Colo Park
    Location: Putty Road Colo Heights NSW
    Description: Contact: SORRA
    Start Date: 17/11/2012
    End Date: 18/11/2012

    Download Entry Forms:ColoParkEntryForm

    Download Supp Regs:ColoParkSuppRegs2012

    Download Promo Info: ColoParkPromoInfo2012

    Download Dinner Form: ColoParkDinnerOrderForm







  • Snake Racing 10:31 pm on 14/11/2012 Permalink
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    GoPro Cameras as seen on Sixty Minutes For Sale 

    Snake Racing 50 Waterview Street Carlton NSW 2218

    PHOTO BY: Mark Nevils in California via GoPro.

    As seen on Sixty Minutes last Sunday evening Snake Racing sells the product that revolutionised the way we see our world. GoPro Camera.

    See the story and view our website to purchase these amazing products.



  • Snake Racing 3:52 am on 13/11/2012 Permalink
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    Mitsubishi Electric Lockyer Valley 300 2012 – What a weekend 

    What was said to be a weekend of dusty to slippery and near perfect conditions turned out to be the complete opposite at this years final round of the Australian Off Road Championship held in the Qld Lockyer Valley region.

    Day one was cancelled due to heavy rain and a damaged track. Saturday night was spent relocating infrastructure to a shorter course 6kms Sth. The whole field was looking forward to some racing by the time Sunday morning came around and thank goodness the sun started to shine through, especially for all those whom traveled interstate and put in a huge effort to be there. Reconnaissance went ahead however prologue did not and all competitors were seeded into a starting order to get the event underway.

    Out of a field of 63 only 27 finished all 8 laps of the much shortened 20km track which was originally 80kms. All competitors were just happy to be running and gave it all they had to make it a successful event with the time that was left of the weekend.

    The boys from Snake Racing finished all 8 laps and Wayne Murphy and Navi Chris Taylor once again brought home the trophies with 1st in class and 11th outright  and Mick Smith teamed with his brother Darren 2nd in class. Wayne was said to be keeping the front runners on their toes with his “No hold barred driving style” that he has displayed throughout the year at events such as the NSW Off Road Championship, Australian Side by Side championship and now this round of the AORC. Wayne just gives it all he has and has pulled off some pretty impressive results throughout the year.  He is currently sitting in 1st place in the UTV class of the NSW Off Road Championship with only 1 round to go next weekend at Colo Park. Overall Wayne is sitting 7th outright for top point scorer for this years NSW Off Round Championship which is pretty amazing considering the field of drivers and class of vehicles he is up against.

    Taking out the Lockyer Valley 300 was first time winners Matt Coleman and Shawn Teagle in their Alpha pro Buggy.

    Matt Hanson and Leigh Wells in their twin turbo V6 Jimco finished the event in 2nd place which secured them outright winners of the 2012 AORC. Congratulations.

    In 3rd place Gerald Reid and Aaron Saliba driving a V8 pro buggy.

    Overall considering the conditions of the weekend everyone was quite happy at the presentation night held at the Mulgowie Hotel. A great time was had by all. A particular thanks and well done should go to the officials for keeping the event running over the weekend and for all the hard work and effort they put in to make sure it happened.

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