Families to unite at Loveday 400

Families will now be further united at the upcoming Loveday 400 with the introduction of the brand-new Australian Offroad Family Cup to feature at the July event.

Serving as the fourth round of the Polaris Motorsport Australia Off Road Championships, families who have entered two or more cars will have the opportunity to combine their points and work together in anticipation of being crowned the winner of the new class.

The points will be divided across the number of cars entered in the family, while there will be bonus points up for grabs throughout the event.

This will allow for each family member to always have something to work towards – with every second counting towards more than just the outright or individual class rankings.

Event organiser, Tony Whateley believes the introduction of the new cup will encourage more families to get involved in the event.

“Offroad racing is a family sport, and what better way is there to encourage families to come together and have the opportunity to walk away with a trophy that everyone worked hard towards winning,” Whateley said.

“We have had some incredible families come together to compete here in the past, and I can’t wait to see them all unite and see the fastest family stand on top of the podium with big smiles on their faces.

“I think this will only further benefit the sport and all competitors involved.”

Making its second appearance on the AORC calendar after a highly successful debut last year, the event kicks off with scrutineering on Friday and Prologue on Saturday morning, before the action gets underway on Saturday afternoon.

Five laps await crews on the first day of action with Heat 1 to be made up of two laps and Heat 2 to consist of three laps.

On Sunday, crews will begin with three laps of the course for Heat 3 before finishing up with the final two laps in Heat 4.

The event is currently open for Pre-Registration, which can be done here. 

The Loveday 400 acts as the fourth round of the 2023 AORC season and takes place in Loveday on 28-30 July.

Photo: Bob Taylor