TYRRELL DOWNS

Thanks to the Sea Lake Off Road Club for a great race at Tyrrell Downs on the weekend.  In near perfect conditions, the race was held in what has to be one of the best track regions in Australia and the SMU Racing Jimco had a relatively trouble free race.

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Our aim was to finish and get some important miles into the engine, car and driver as we try to set ourselves for a 2017 campaign.  Our aims were achieved with the car making improvements every run we take it out and a resulting first win for 2016.

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A big thanks to Tim Collard heading up the prep on this car leading into the race (and complete rebuild), Shane Wilson from Shane Wilson Competition Engines for the ongoing development into our new power plant which is showing enormous potential (Ecoboost – far away in time), Johnny Webster for his ongoing help, HJC Helmets for the important things that protects our heads, Kirk at AVR Performance for ongoing assistance, Albins Off Road gear for our transmission that didn’t miss a beat all weekend and our friends at Dynamic Wheels and Tyres for helping us out.  We tried out our first set of Mickey Thompson tyres for the weekend and we were super impressed not only with the braking capability but the amount of traction and handling throughout corners was fantastic.  A nice addition to the SMU #7 Jimco.

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A massive thanks to Cam McClelland for navigating – awesome driver and obviously excellent navigator!  Looking forward to having the car out at Pines Enduro in late September……..

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