Well not close to go now until the roar of engines, the haze of dust and the Off Road season for 2016 is upon us……..
Like most Off Road Sheds, SMU HQ has been a hype of activity since the end of last season and like most sheds we are getting close without quite being ready!
The car is going together beautifully as Tim Collard leads the charge in what has been a ground up rebuild. Special thanks go to Albins Off Road Gear for their fantastic help in getting the SMU drive train back into shape, Peak Lighting for replacing “that” missing Light Bar – thank you, Racer Imports for their ongoing help and assistance in getting and knowing what part is needed to do the job, Dynamic Wheels and Tyres in getting our tyres and wheels back together (Thanks Scotty and Chris), Kris Trotter at HJC Helmets Australia – after our last trip into orbit would you risk your head wearing anything else (!), Bowdens Own for keeping all our shiny things shiny and we look forward to Shane Wilson’s new creation in what will be a new frontier for race engines at SMU HQ.
Special thanks to SMU team member Johnny Webster who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure we are back on the track in 2016 – thanks John.
The team has entered for Griffith and hoping to make it. No doubt it will come down to the last minute on whether we are ready or not. Fingers crossed we can get there
We are pleased to welcome Tony Butler as Navigator for SMU Racing for 2016. “Buts” is no stranger to Off Road being largely responsible for putting together the magnificent TV coverage of the AORC for 2013 and 2014. He has been a close friend of SMU Racing for a while now and we look forward to welcoming him into the hot seat for the upcoming campaign in what no doubt will be a baptism of fire!
Good luck to all teams in their preparation for the first race in 2016 wherever it maybe. Season 2016 looks to be an enthralling season across the board – all classes – all series.
And to the person who asked of SMU’s 100 race breakdown – here it is – a little belated and a couple of years now out of date. Information thanks to old log books now found!
The journey started 32 years ago……
Keep up to date with all things SMU Racing here at www.smuracing.com.au, our Facebook and Instagram pages……and keep an eye out over the coming weeks for that video – why we wear HJC Helmets – for when it all goes wrong (and silent!) !!!!!!
Back to the racing!