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  • Snake Racing 2:13 am on 09/06/2013 Permalink
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    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.

     
  • Snake Racing 7:10 am on 06/06/2013 Permalink
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    Finke Desert Race Ready To Go 

    After a full on week and a little delay, 2700kms down in the new Juicy Lucy truck, the boys from Snake Racing (Wayne Murphy and Chris Taylor) and their Polaris finally arrived in Alice Springs on Tuesday morning. They went straight to documentation and were very excited to collect their bag of goodies all set for this weekends Finke Desert Race. The biggest of its kind in Australia. With 518 quads and bikes and 100 cars and buggies all lining up at  the start in Alice Springs it is going to be HUGE.

    After checking in at the local Caravan Park and meeting the locals at Woolworths and loving the support they are giving the event the boys still have some preparation before the race. Today they will be meeting with the guys from Fox Shocks for some shock testing.

    New Velo Kevlar helmets have been unwrapped and the boys don’t wont to get them dirty. Looking mighty shiny.

    For information over the weekend about the Finke Desert Race keep an eye on our Facebook page for all updates.

    SNAKE RACING FACEBOOK HERE

    Look out next week for the full run down on the event with heaps of pics and video on our website and Facebook page to check out.

     
  • Snake Racing 3:30 am on 04/06/2013 Permalink
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    Finke Desert Race Snake Racing Polaris Build 

    The boys from Snake Racing have been working on their Polaris for Finke Desert Race over the past few weeks.

    Check out the shots below of the progress they have made.

    If you have any questions regarding the vehicle please feel free to email sales@snakeracing.com.au or call us 02 95701588.

    [flickr]set:72157633752973257[/flickr]

     
  • Snake Racing 3:37 am on 23/04/2013 Permalink
    Tags: , chris, , , Polaris, , , Wittirin   

    A bittersweet weekend at NSW ORC Crookwell 

    The boys suffered a bit of a battering at Round 2 of the NSW ORC at Crookwell on the weekend but still managed to finish 2nd in class which was a good result considering the conditions that they faced.

    The weather served up a mixed bag with very cold temperatures on Friday and Saturday,  drizzling sleet on Saturday and an outstanding day of sunshine on Sunday. There was a bit of everything.

    Snake Racing driver and navigator Wayne and Chris loved the track, they said it was brilliant, full of all types of terrain with sharp bends, open paddocks, hills and gullies. They dodged a Blue Tongue and Echidna along the way which made for some interesting driving.

    After a successful day on Saturday with some great times it just wasn’t to be on Sunday morning. During heat 4 the boys suffered yet more damage to the Polaris XP 900 with 2 broken factory upper and lower right hand side ball joints which then intern damaged the steering rack and rack end, axle, caliper and break lines. All parts were replaced with new ones accept the brake caliper. This was yet another hit to the hip pocket. This incident saw Wayne and Chris struggle to stay in the game as they  did not finish that heat. After Wayne made a mad dash back to the pits on foot to crab the replacement parts Chris and himself did a great job getting the Polaris back together and back on its way for the final heat of the day which consisted of 10 laps.

    Out of 12 vehicles that were left to compete in the final heat only 4 managed to make it home to the finish. Luckily Wayne was one of them. The heat really took its toll on everyone with minor injuries and body fatigue but there was some great racing with the vehicles battling right to the end.

    As above Wayne’s times  were very impressive however they were not enough to keep him on track for another 1st place on the podium in class or a podium finish outright. 2nd in class was a good result but it knocked us back down the ladder in the outright stakes.  Lets hope round 3 sees them make a comeback and hopefully the Polaris won’t suffer any issues at the next event.

    Congratulations to Michael Smith for taking 1st in the UTV class and Justin Guy for 1st outright at Crookwell.

    Round 3, Wittitrin 300 will be held at Kempsey on 25th and 26th May.

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  • Snake Racing 3:56 am on 19/12/2012 Permalink
    Tags: Polaris, , Polaris RZR 800, Polaris XP900, , Pro Armor doors   

    Pro Armor doors @ Snake Racing 

    Snake Racing 50 Waterview Street Carlton NSW 2218

    Improve driver / passenger protection and safety on your 2 door Polaris XP 900, RZRs and RZR 800.

    The Pro Armor doors are a direct bolt on replacement with no drilling. The all aluminium construction and 3 point mounting system are light weight , strong and durable.

    The raw Aluminium or Black powder coated look to give protection will enhance the look of your ride. The standard door comes with a positive detent spring loaded latch, making access in and out of the Polaris quick and easy.

    Optional door slam kit is available

    Designed as an easy, direct bolt upgrade that allows protection and security when  your driving.

    FEATURES

    • Direct bolt om, no drilling through plastics
    • 3 point mounting system (a pillar, b pillar and under seat mounting to frame)
    • Interchangeable sheet metal and net system
    • Easier exit and entry with the suicide opening and state of the art design

    BUY NOW

     
  • Snake Racing 11:58 pm on 23/04/2012 Permalink
    Tags: AMSAG, Polaris, , , Sunny corner,   

    Sunny Corner Rally – Bathurst 21/04/12 

    The Sunny Corner rally was held on 21/04/12 near Bathurst approx 2.5 hours from Sydney.
    With a unregistered vehicle permit in hand and pre scrutineering done prior to the event we travelled up late Friday to camp over night.
    The AMSAG run event is 3 stages repeated for a total of 6 stages with over 111kms of competitive klm to keep you busy for the day.
    From an early hour The Rally Head quarters in the old forestry camp filled up quickly with the 51 strong entries.
    After a quick check in and sign on and a  competitor briefing it was straight in to it. This type of rally is a blind rally, this means no pre run you just follow the directions (tulips ) in your road book.
    Starting from the back of the field it was clear the Snake XP900’s could be competitive in this forest rally after catching and overtaking two cars in the first stage.
    The tight twisty and rough sections were perfect for the Snake Racing XP900 it was in the long fast straights that we were struggling to get the top speeds that the cars were achieving.
    After an action packed day of drifting in the dirt thru the forest tracks 39 of the 51 competitors finished.
    We were still happy with a solid first in class and ninth overall for our first AMSAG event and hope to compete at many more events in the future.
    Thanks to Peter Batt the event director and all the volunteers for a great event.
     
  • Snake Racing 11:21 pm on 01/04/2012 Permalink
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    2012 Australian Side By Side Rally Championship Quit Forest Rally Result 

    Snake Racing takes a 3rd place in the second round of the Australian Side by Side Championship Quit Forest Rally in WA.
    The Quit Forest Rally is always a spectator and competitor favourite, based
    in WA’s No.1 holiday destination, Busselton and the picturesque inland town of Nannup.
    Driver Nathan Chivers teamed with his dad Les for there second time
    this season in the Snake Racing XP900 Side x Side. Dusty long tracks challenged the team with the air cleaners needing constant attention to maintain engine RPM.
    A completely different type of  thought was needed compared to the mud or rain they experienced in round 1 held in Victoria only weeks prior.
    Keeping a cool head and not taking too many chances kept us up the front of the pack and out of the dust said Nathan Chivers.
    The car ran great, with Dad on pace notes and the other competitors all keen to be at the finish line first made the event even more of a blast.


     
  • Snake Racing 1:00 am on 22/09/2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , NSW Khanacross State Round, , Polaris, , , , , ,   

    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 4:16 am on 01/09/2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , 4WD Extreme Show, , Extreme Skills, Kamikazi 4WD Club, , Polaris, , , , , ,   

    4WD & Adventure Show 2011 Sydney 

    Krystal Harden from Snake Racing at 4WD Adventure Show Sydney LED light display

    4WD Extreme Show, LED Light Bars…. It’s 4WD Adventure HEAVEN!!

    Not just another camping and touring show, The 4WD & Adventure Show is off road heaven for the 4×4 and outdoors lifestyle fans. Showcasing everything from vehicle modifications to camping equipment and even a fishing demonstration there wasn’t much you couldn’t find at Sydney Dragway this weekend (August 26, 27, 28th). Snake Racing proudly sponsored the 4WD Extreme Skills Show and displayed the new range of Rigid Industries LED light bars.

    Snake Racing & Krystal Harden in Polaris RZR at 4WD & Adventure Show Sydney

    What was on offer?

    Over three days, 125 4×4 exhibitors, car clubs and services met over 30,000 Sydney and regional NSW adventure fans to discuss everything off road. Patrons could wander through the isles, learning about vehicle modifications, gear up with some specially priced camping equipment or find out about 4WD club life. After viewing all of the stalls and joining your local 4WD club for the next camping trip or social drive, one of the most popular attractions was the 4WD Test Track. A 4×4 track designed to give Sydney-siders a taste for real world off roading, the Test Track combined dirt, rock and water crossings with steep hill climbs and descents. Guided tours allowed riders to ask questions and get valuable advice for when they hit the dirt track.

    Snake Racing and Nissan Patrol Club at 4WD Show

    Major highlights of the show included the many live presentations. Feel like something different whilst out on the track. No worries, Jo Clews cooked up a storm with her camp oven cooking demonstration. Want to catch a big one? Bushy and Hodgie were spilling all the secrets to fish-whispering in hourly live shows and demonstrations. Want a real adrenalin rush? The Snake Racing 4×4 Arena was the place to be. 25 minuets of heart pumping 4WD Extreme motor sport action 3 times daily had both kids and adults wide eyed with amazement.

    4WD Extreme Show in the Snake Racing Extreme Skills Arena

    Krystal Harden from Snake Racing teamed up with the Kamikazi 4WD Club to bring off road motor sport and extreme skills to and enthouastic Sydney audience. Shows held daily at 11, 1 and 3pm attracted large crowds to share some valuable recovery and extreme 4×4 driving knowledge. Kicking off with a vehicle recovery display and a few prizes the show informed viewers about extreme vehicle modifications, off road motor sport events and how to get involved through your local club. Presented over a back drop of roaring V8’s, fully flexed suspension and climbing giant tyres, the 4WD Extreme Show, showed there is a whole lot more you can do with your 4×4!

    Kamikazi 4x4 Club at Extreme Skills 4WD Show

    Saw the Rigid Industries LED Light Bar display and want to know more? Click Here!

    Check out the photos and videos from the weekend by clicking here!

    Want to join a 4WD Club? Find you local 4WD Club by clicking here!

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
  • Snake Racing 6:46 am on 31/08/2011 Permalink
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    4WD & Adventure Show 2011 Sydney Gallery 

    4×4 Heaven at the 4WD & Adventure Show Sydney 2011!!

    The Snake Racing Team were on display this weekend at the 4WD & Adventure Show in Sydney. Showing off the Rigid Industries LED light bars, Polaris RZR S and proud sponsors of the 4WD Extreme Show, there was plenty to see and do at the 2011 Show!

    If you checked out the Rigid Industries LED light display and would like to find out more, Click Here!

    Missed the show and want to know more? Click here to read the Snake Racing Event News!

    [flickr]set:72157627559843628[/flickr]

    Article by Krystal Harden

     
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