2023 racing!

Another year gone and another just started! 

From a racing perspective 2022 was not the best year for the SMU Race team. 

After a promising start in St George opening round in Prologue albeit with DI issues, the car was unable to get to the start line for heat 1 

Fast forward to Pooncarie Round 2 and although the car finished 3rd with a small roll over, we were down on power all weekend and the SMU Racing Jimco not being its usual self. 

Finke Desert race continued to give no joy to the team going into limp mode on the start line for both prologue and the start of the main race before failing at the 65km mark. 

The team has gone back to the drawing board for 2023 with the car about to get rewired by Proloom which is exciting and hopefully will assist some of the gremlins we have been chasing. 

Shane Wilson Competition Engines have performed a complete overhaul of our race engine with some big modifications which we think will be game changers for reliability and performance. 

Albins have given our transmission a full overhaul for the season ahead and Flexicut have machined our manifolds in readiness back to new. 

The car is now almost back together and a dyno awaits in January with Quickbitz before hitting the track!   

Still unsure of our exact plans for 2023 given the plethora of races on offer, we are leaning towards a season opener at Rainbow in March.  A favourite track for the team and one where we know the car performs. 

We hope everybody had a merry and safe Christmas and holiday period and look forward to seeing everybody at the track in 2023! 

In the meantime we had some fun with Glenn Ridge in his Famous podcast recently.  Nice to reminisce about all things off road having a laugh along the way!  Click on the link for more 


Thanks again to all of our partners in helping us get to races this year.  Without you we wouldn’t be there

Dutton Garage

Dutton One

Shane Wilson Competition Engines

Mickey Thompson Tyres Australia

Racer Imports

Albins Off Road gear

HJC Helmets (KT Autosport Australia)


P1 Motorsport

Xtreme DI


Northern Workwear

Teralume Industries

Quality Metal Solutions

Flexicut Engineering

Dynamic Wheels and Tyres