Chivers and O’Connor win Ray Vesty

BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship regulars Nathan Chivers and Scott O’Connor have ended a busy 2018 with a victory in the Sydney Off Road Racing Association (SORRA) season finale.

The pair were too strong for the remainder of the competition, winning all four races throughout the Ray Vesty Memorial Enduro to finish more than six minutes ahead of Kevin Cant and Gavin Robinson.

Finishing one and a half minutes behind Cant and Robinson was Paul Allport, who secured the final step on the podium over his closest rivals by 12 minutes.

The battle for fourth was the closest of the event, only seven seconds separating both crews, as the team made up of Karina Yates, Tony Burgess and Scott Brown eventually secured fourth, despite losing the last race.

Rounding out the top five was the four-member crew made up of Mathew and Daniel Nikiforoff, Riley Simpson and Maria Raccosta.

With half the field unable to finish the challenging event, SORRA spokesman Michael Fittler was thrilled with spectacle.

“There were 11 vehicles entered of which 10 started the event on the Sunday morning,” Fittler said.

“The off road racing was exciting and only half the vehicles completed the full course of heats and races.

“A big thanks must go to our officials and volunteers who actively participate in the event and ensure the competitors have a great day of off road racing.”

While the off road contest was the weekend’s main event, SORRA also held a successful Khanacross which had a healthy field of 37 competitors taking part.

Cant and Robinson again got within a sniff of the top prize, settling for second and third respectively.

Finishing above the pair to claim top honours was William Brown, his seven test wins to Cant’s three enough to seal the 16 second victory.

Click here for full results from the Ray Vesty Memorial.