And in a Blink of an eye……..

And in a blink of an eye it is here….the 2017 Tatts Finke Desert Race is upon us and the SMU Racing team is excited to be a part of the action.

The team will be all in place from Wednesday onwards with the usual reconnaisances, registrations and scrutineering all in the lead up.

The car could not be better and we look forward to this year’s race with a car that we know is very capable on its day. This will be the team’s ninth Finke Desert Race and it hasn’t been a kind track for the team over the year with a best result of fifth (with torque convertor issues) and six DNFs.

Crew are fit and ready with newbie navigator Shannon excited for her first competitive outing in the SMU #7 Jimco. Quite the race for the introduction!

A massive thank you to all our partners in helping us get to the start line:

Dutton Garage

Shane Wilson Competition Engines


HJC Helmets

Racer Imports

Mickey Thompson Tyres

Albins Off Road Gear

AVR Performance

Colombo’s Family Restaurant

Dynamic Wheels and Tyres

Race Paint


Joust sportswear


And of course our “Head In Charge of everything Car related” Tim Collard – a massive thank you before the flag drops.

Without this greatly appreciated help we could not get there.

To all those travelling to Alice Springs or Sea Lake – safe travels and Good luck!