Runamuck Racing’s Bruce and Bryce Chapman added another Hunter Rivmasta Warialda 200 victory to their extensive tally on the weekend. The father and son team, who shared the driving, took the #58 Jimco to outright honours in a time of 2hr 50min 51sec. The #102 Prolite of Matt and Kerry Martin were second outright after battling with Fehlhaber most of the day. When Fehlhaber retired after an altercation with some trees late in the race, local favourite Terry Rose jumped into third outright.
Earlier in the race John Towers and Andy Ryan both battled for the outright lead, until Towers was forced to retire after severe motion sickness and Andy Ryan lost time recovering from a soft rollover after contact with Bryce Chapman at the start of the last section.
Out of the 18 starters in the Prolite Class, Matt and Kerri Martin were the quickest home in their Nissan powered Raceco Later buggy. Todd Lawrance took his 98 Series Jimco single seater to second in class ahead of Glenn Spizzo in the #126 Micklefab Prolite.
The Super 1650’s always deliver some close and exciting racing and the Hunter Rivmasta Warialda 200 was no different. Local pilot Derek Rose #279 came out on top, ahead of the Cougar of Peter Hunt #253 and Gundy offroader Mick Phillips in the #242 Alumicraft.
Second generation offroader, Aaron Nicoll took the Nicoll Racing Rivmasta to the Sportsman Class win and a very respectable 22nd outright.
Jamie Knight kept the crowd entertained on his way to the Extreme 2WD Class victory in the big red Knight Bros Racing Chevy.
Jan and Rikki Hedley had it all their own way in the Performance 2WD Class, taking the big Ford to the class win. As did Paul Malt in the #643 Polaris 1000XP in the Superlite Class.
Michael Zacka debuted his new King Shocks Australia Jackaroo in the Production 4wd class at the Hunter Rivmasta Warialda 200. He looked on track to take the class win until a broken shock mount forced his retirement. Victorian, Ken Tocock cruised to the chequered flag to take the Class win in his Pajero.
Rikki Hedley continued the families good form in the Extreme 4WD Class. Powering the blue Bronco to victory ahead of Brad Burton’s Polaris and Jeff Van Der Korput’s Jeep.
The Hunter Rivmasta Warialda 200 concluded with the spectacular Dash for Cash. Where the cars were released on a handicapped start for 5 laps of the short course track. Scott Muma led the field away with a big target on his back. By the end of the first lap Brendan Turner had worked his way to the front in the #193 Prolite and built a race winning gap thanks to the dust left in his wake. Behind him #439 Jamie Knight and #188 Sam Egan went hammer and tong for the minor placings, with Egan unable to reel in the big red Chevy by the chequered flag.
Congratulations to the Warialda Motorsports Club on celebrating the 25th anniversary event, proudly sponsored by Hunter Rivmasta in great style! Complete coverage in Dirtcomp Magazine soon!
Photos by Randall & Nathan Kilner