The 2023 SA Off Road Championships story kicks off with rounds 1 & 2 over the 15th and 16th of July at an exceptionally exciting new course in Culburra, presented by the Keith and District Motorcycle Club. We couldn’t be happier to see the return of a new season of thrills and spills with growing anticipation on who will write their name into the history books as the 2023 Championship winner.
With 172 riders locking in their registration and still a couple of hours left for entries, the weekend is shaping up to be the perfect return for a long-awaited Off road season. To help you prepare for a jam-packed weekend of Cross Country and Sprints for Rounds 1 and 2, we’ve compiled a handy collection of things you should know, including just some of the talent lining up for 2023, where to catch all the action timing and staying connected.
Returning to defend his 2022 SA Off Road Championship title and fresh off competing in the 2023 Finke, Hattah and last weekend winning the Hardi 24 Hour Trial, Cooper Sheidow will certainly be one to keep an eye out for. He can’t take it easy through with a big lineup of names joining him, including Expat William Price returning home from Victoria and Jayden Rudd, both looking for any opportunity to get that all-important Championships points lead.
Back and warmed up from beating the Hattah challenge, Emma Haylock lines up against an exceptional field in Enduro Women, taking on the likes of Chloe Barton and Aimee Butler, you’re not going to want to miss a second of the action.
Showing that the next generation of Enduro talent is in good hands, Harry Gilbertson joins a stacked field of over 15, J2 riders, from across SA, Vic and NSW, all vying for the 2023 SAORC Championship title.
Weekend Race Layout:
Round 1 Saturday is going to warm riders up and send them into the Championship with a Cross Country format course which will certainly please many and provide some exceptional spectator viewing. Turning up the dial for Round 2 Sunday, riders will be tested with a fast-paced technical sprint layout – A weekend not to miss!!
To make sure you are up to date with all the action on the track, the below is the breakdown of both days:
Saturday 15th – Three separate races run over the day:
• Race 1 – JUNIOR (JJ & J1) – (5kms approx) – Duration 1.5 Hours includes sight lap.
• Race 2 – JUNIOR (J2, J3, J4) – (10kms approx) – Cross Country – Duration 2 Hours includes sight lap.
• Race 3 – SENIORS – Cross Country – (14kms approx) – Duration 3 Hours includes sight lap.
Sunday 16th – all classes racing all day:
• Paint Tech Test – JUNIOR Sprints – (5kms approx) – Start Sprint – will remain on the same course all day.
• WSB Distributors Test – SENIORS Sprints – (8kms approx) – Start Sprint – will remain on the same course
Keith and District MCC has put on a great start to the 2023 SA Off Road Championships with a new venue, new track and new adventure in Culburra. The club has gone above and beyond to ensure riders and spectators are in for a teat for the season launch.
There’s no better place to be than to get trackside to see some of the best SA Enduro riders battle it out at the ‘Glenfruin’ property at Culburra/Tintinara – 1734 Heinrich Road, Culburra SA 5261. The course is just a 10-minute drive from Tintinara and under an hour’s drive from Tailem Bend, so what better excuse than to make it a full weekend get away and experience everything the beautiful Coorong has to offer.
Spectators, riders and volunteers are going to be well taken care of by the great lineup of caterers all weekend. The Tintinara Action Club have all your brekky cravings covered with plenty of egg & bacon sandwiches on the go. The Tintinara Lions Club are serving up hot food including hot chips, all paired perfectly with ice cold cans of soft drink and what weekend would be complete though without all your coffee cravings covered by the De-Caf Coffee van crew. Not to mention a full list of other beverages on their menu.
Camping is available at the track for Riders/Teams and volunteers only, unfortunately it is not available for the general public. Bookings at Tintinara are pretty much full, so best bet is to give the Keith & District MCC Platinum sponsor Keith Hotel a call.
For riders there is online self-scrutineering form (HERE) that will need to be completed before 12pm Friday the 14th July. If the online scrutineering is not completed, the rider will need to present their bike complete and ready for racing, helmet and boots to the Chief Scrutineers and their assistants during sign on.
Unfortunately with the risk at events and the rules we have to follow under, pets are not permitted at the event.
All the competitor info – HERE.
Timing & Results:
Be the first to keep up to date with all the results by going to the saoffroadchampionships.com or checking out one of the TV screens at the track.
Provisional Live results will be published on my.raceresult.com.
To access live timing…
Head over to the saoffroadchampionships.com website and follow the “LIVE TIMING” links.
Live timing viewing will be available on screen at Park Ferme.
Final results published on the SA Off Road Championship website.
For Supp Regs, Rule Book, latest news & more, please visit saoffroadchampionships.com or motorcyclingsa.org.au