Coonawarra in South Australia played host to rounds seven and eight of the 2013 AORC (Australian Off Road Championship) over the weekend.
Conditions were near perfect and both rounds were run in Sprint format over two different tracks. All the top level riders found the tracks quite difficult and demanding due to the sand but extremely enjoyable and fun to ride.
The E1 class saw Husqvarna's Glenn Kearney aboard his TE 250 R was involved in a tussle on both days with Daniel Milner at the top of the E1 and outright classes with Kearney having to settle for a close 2nd on both days.
"I had an enjoyable weekends racing, really happy with Sundays 2nd in class and 2nd outright to Daniel Milner." Kearney Stated. "Joel did a great job with the bike all weekend long. He adjusted suspension to suit the 2 different tests each day as they got progressively rougher.
"The SA guys did a great job of preparing some excellent tests. With 2 separate tests for each day there was a good variety of terrain with the majority of the tests in the pines, it was pretty tight with sand whoops, scrubby bush and a really fun technical quarry section," the experienced racer explained.
"I was disappointed with my 5th outright on Saturday, though I only missed the outright podium by 5 seconds. Big thanks to the Paul Feeney Group, Joel, Chris, Dave and Dean, they did a great job and it was great to see Lachlan getting some top outright test times in E2," he Kearney concluded.