Day 1 Tatts Finke Desert Race

Day 1 saw Snake Racing on track to finish 1st in UTV class, until the last stage when they suffered rear shock failure and therefor adding precious time to the clock. Up until this stage the boys had a 7 minute lead on the next car. Wayne and Chris kept it together and drove the last 40kms with only 3 shocks. Their Polaris 666 made it to Finke but finished 6th out of 9 starters in class.

“What a day, to get so far and so close without any problems, but that is what racing is all about.” A frustrated Wayne said. “At least the team got there in the end”

Of 99 vehicles starting only 66 made it to Finke at the end of the day.

South Australian Hayden Bentley from Pro Class in his Race Buggy is currently sitting in 1st outright with a time of 1:49:48.

Check out the Snake photos below with more of the event to come.