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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
    Tags: Awabawac Park, , , , NSW Khanacross State Round, , , , , , , ,   

    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 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 5:07 am on 18/08/2011 Permalink
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    NSW CAMS Khanacross Video Gallery – August 2011 

    off road racing buggy Polaris RZR competitors lined up at Westlakes Automobile Club Khanacross

    What’s it like to drive in Khanacross? Exhilarating!!

    Scroll through the Khanacross video gallery for a on track view of what a Khanacross event is like. NSW motor sport is thriving and there is a CAMS Class for all vehicle types and custom buggys. The new CAMS E Class for production UTV vehicles offers drivers from 12 years onwards the opportunity to be part of the fun! A great family day out in a supportive and controlled atmosphere, to find out about upcoming events click here!

    Khanacross Hot Lap at Awabawac Park with Evan Van Leeuwen

    Snake Racing is proud to support Australian motor sport, the clubs and the people that keep our motor sport dreams alive!

    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross - Westlakes Automobile Club

    Thornleigh Car Club Khanacross Polaris RZR Racing

    By Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 5:55 am on 16/08/2011 Permalink
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    Polaris RZR Khanacross Racing Video Gallery – August 2011 

    Krystal from Snake Racing in Polaris RZR at Khanacross hosted by Westlakes Automobile Club

    What’s it like to drive in Khanacross? Exhilarating!!

    Scroll through the Khanacross video gallery for a on track view of what a Khanacross event is like. NSW motor sport is thriving and the new CAMS E Class for production UTV vehicles offers drivers from 12 years onwards the opportunity to be part of the fun! A great family day out in a supportive and controlled atmosphere, to find out about upcoming events click here!

    Khanacross Polaris RZR Hot Lap with Nathan Chivers at Awabawac Park (NSW)

    Khanacross Polaris RZR S Hot Lap with Krystal Harden at Awabawac Park (NSW)

    Polaris RZR Racing in Khanacross at Cataract Scout Park – Appin NSW

    Want to give it a go? Find out more by clicking here! Or email your questions to utv@snakeracing.com.au

    Looking for parts? Get started in UTV racing with the right gear by clicking here for UTV parts!

    Article and videos by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 8:08 am on 04/08/2011 Permalink
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    UTV Come & Try Khanacross – Sept 3rd, Awaba 

    Snake Racing Polaris RZR UTV Khanacross come try day banner

    Are you looking for a new way to have some fun with the family?

    The NSW Khanacross community is welcoming the introduction of UTV’s as a new class of production 4WD vehicle and encouraging owners to join the G Class revolution!!

    Polaris RZR vehicles have been the first UTV’s to compete as part of the new G Class. Ask any of these drivers and they will say that their UTV is capable, easy to maintain and a whole lot of fun! More than just a handy farm run around or trail rider and khanacross events now gives UTV owners the opportunity to get more from their 4×4.

    To encourage more UTV owners to get amongst this emerging sport Snake Racing and Westlakes Automobile Club (WAC) is hosting a UTV Come and Try Khanacross on September 3rd, 2011. In conjunction with the Twilgiht Multi-Club Khanacross, Awabawac Park provides a fantastic introduction to Khanacross whilst driving one of the best tracks in the series!

    All production 4WD UTV brands are invited and will compete in G Class. If your keen to see how your UTV will go and have some old fashioned family fun, register your interest by emailing utv@snakeracing.com.au

    Event Details

    Date: 3rd September 2011

    Location: Awabawac Park, 408 Wilton Rd Awaba NSW (Click here for Directions!)

    Time: UTV owners are encouraged to arrive early, 11.30am to have your vehicle scrutinized and meet other UTV drivers before the event starts.
    Official scrutineering opens at 12 noon for a 2pm competition start.

    Event Details: A Twilight Khanacross is a series of timed tests driving in day and night conditions on a dirt track.

    Entry Requirements: As per CAMS official regulations, drivers must hold a current L2NS/2SNI license and be 12 years of age or older.
    Follow this link to the official CAMS Khanacross regulations: http://www.camsmanual.com.au/pdf/06_autotest/AT03_Khanacross_Regs_Q311.pdf

    Driver Requirements: Helmet, Goggles, Long-sleeves and Long-pants, Enclosed footwear, Civil drivers licence (for adults)

    Vehicle Requirements: Fully operational with all suspension and steering components in good working order, factory seat belts or 4 point harness, factory door nets or full doors, working headlights.

    More Information: Just like driving a car, you need a CAMS licence to compete. The following licences are avaliable;

    - Single Event Licence (Limited Number Avaliable): A limited number of CAMS Level 1 Licences will be available for $25 on race day to new UTV drivers. This allows you to compete for one day, in the Twilight Multi-Club Khanacross.

    - Full L2NS Licence: A full Level 2 non speed licence is $57 and allows drivers to compete in all CAMS auto cross events where a L2NS licence is required. This licence is valid for one year and can be purchased through the club on race day.

    WAC is offering a free 1 day membership for new UTV drivers.

    Event Entry Fee: Adult entry $50

    Got some Questions? Email us at utv@snakeracing.com.au :)

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    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross - Westlakes Automobile Club

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 6:29 am on 03/08/2011 Permalink
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    UTV Come & Try Day/ Twilight Multi-Club Khanacross 

    Snake Racing Polaris RZR UTV Khanacross come try day banner

    UTV Owners, Come Join Us!

    The Westlakes Automotive Club (WAC) is inviting UTV owners to join in on the action at the Twilight Multi-Club Khanacross this September. As part of the come and try day special, UTV owners will receive a free one day club membership and can purchase a discounted one day license. Allowing drivers to test their handling skills on a real race track, experience the atmosphere and find out more about this great sport!

    Twilight events include day and night stages on dirt tracks. So weather you have a Polaris, Can Am, Rhino or Kawasaki, come down and test your skills as part of the new CAMS G Class. All Production 4WD UTV’s are welcome!

    An extremely popular venu it is recommended UTV owners contact Snake Racing to register their interest to avoid disappointment. Email utv@snakeracing.com.au or call (02) 9570 1588.

    Event Details

    Date: 3rd September 2011

    Location: Awabawac Park, Awaba NSW (Click here for Directions!)

    Time: UTV owners are encouraged to arrive early, 11.30am to have your vehicle scrutinized and meet other UTV drivers before the event starts.
    Official scrutineering opens at 12 noon for a 2pm competition start.

    Entry Requirements: As per CAMS official regulations, drivers must hold a current L2NS/2SNI license and be 12 years of age or older. Follow this link to the official CAMS Khanacross regulations: http://www.camsmanual.com.au/pdf/06_autotest/AT03_Khanacross_Regs_Q311.pdf

    More Information: http://www.snakeracing.com.au/blog/2011/08/khanacross-come-and-try-day-sept-3rd-awabawac-park/

    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross - Westlakes Automobile Club

     
  • Snake Racing 5:49 am on 03/08/2011 Permalink
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    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross 

    Snake Racing NSW Khanacross - Westlakes Automobile Club

    Title: Snake Racing NSW Khanacross
    Location: Awabawac Park, Awaba NSW
    Link out: Click here
    Description: In conjunction with CAMS, Westlakes Automobile Club and Snake Racing the Snake Racing NSW Khanacross will count as points round 6 where scores are tallied towards the NSW State Khanacross Series.

    UTV owners are encouraged to attend!

    Event Details
    Date: 18th September 2011
    Location: Awabawac Park, Awaba NSW
    Time: 9.45am Drivers briefing for 10am Start
    Entry Requirements: As per CAMS official regulations, drivers must hold a current L2NS/2SNI license and be 12 years of age or older. Follow this link to the official CAMS Khanacross regulations: http://www.camsmanual.com.au/pdf/06_autotest/AT03_Khanacross_Regs_Q311.pdf

    Start Time: 08:00
    Date: 2011-09-18

     
  • Snake Racing 5:40 am on 03/08/2011 Permalink
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    Snake Racing sponsors Round 6 of State Khanacross! 

    Snake Racing Polaris RZR S at Cataract Scout Park for NSW Khanacross

    Fun for the whole family at Khanacross events!

    Here at Snake Racing we are proud to support the Australian motor sport community and we are always looking for ways to demonstrate this to our fans and community. This is why we are pleased to announce our support of the Snake Racing NSW Khanacross held at Awabawac Park on the 18th of September. In conjunction with the CAMS the Snake Racing NSW Khanacross will count as points round 6 where scores are tallied towards the NSW State Khanacross Series.

    Event Details

    Date: 18th September 2011

    Location: Awabawac Park, Awaba NSW

    Time: 9.45am Drivers briefing for 10am Start

    Entry Requirements: As per CAMS official regulations, drivers must hold a current L2NS/2SNI license and be 12 years of age or older. Follow this link to the official CAMS Khanacross regulations:  http://www.camsmanual.com.au/pdf/06_autotest/AT03_Khanacross_Regs_Q311.pdf

    More Information: TBA

    About Snake Racing

    Snake Racing is an off road manufacturing and components design company specialising in 4WD vehicle improvements for both performance racing and on road applications. Specialists in suspension, driveline and steering solutions, LED Lighting, brackets, electrical, wheels  and more! Our online store and large on shore inventory of ARB, Atlas Transfers, Trail-Gear, Rigid Industries and Go Pro Products means you can get quality brands, quickly with a few clicks of your mouse!

    For more information on Snake Racing products and our support of the NSW Khanacross and Motokhana racing visit http://www.snakeracing.com.au/polarisracing

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 8:08 am on 26/06/2011 Permalink
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    NSW State CAMS Khanacross at Awaba – Round 4 Photo Gallery 

    Krystal driving the Snake Racing Polaris RZR S at Awaba Khanacross hosted by Westlakes Automobile Club

    73 Drivers take on Round 4 of the NSW State Khanacross at Awaba!

    Below is a selection of images taken by the Snake Racing Team at the NSW State Khanacross held on 26 June 2011. For our Facebook friends, these and many more photos are also available for tagging in our Facebook Gallery. Click here to get tagging!

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