WHILE an encounter with a serpent is normally something to avoid at all costs, everyone is looking forward to seeing how a couple of ‘snakes’ perform at Dongingalong this weekend.
Luckily for the other off-road racers competing in Round 6 of the NSW Series, the ‘snakes’ in question are not of the wildlife variety, rather two machines entered by ‘Snake Racing’, a Sydney-based manufacturer and distributor of 4X4 parts and accessories.
What makes the ‘Snake Racing’ team so different is the fact they compete in the Utility Terrain Vehicle class, using a couple of Polaris vehicles.
Since debuting earlier this year, the team has opened plenty of eyes with the stunning performance of their short-wheelbase machines that are powered by 900cc engines.
“Make no mistake, the guys from ‘Snake Racing’ are heading to Dondingalong this weekend intent on putting on quite a show” said Kempsey Macleay Off Road Club media officer Rod Thurgood.
“These diminutive vehicles are super-fast, and could easily pose a big threat for outright honours at Dondingalong.
“We have already seen Polaris Buggies finish third outright in the last two Wittitrin 300s, so it would certainly be a brave individual who would bet against something similar happening again this Saturday and Sunday.”
The Dondingalong Off Road Challenge has attracted a strong field, with everything from powerful single seat buggies, to high flying pickup trucks, and the extremely popular utility terrain vehicles.
For the latest news on the race visit the Kempsey Macleay Off Road Club website at kempseyoffroadracing.net