New look Queensland Off Road Championship confirmed

The CAMS Queensland Off Road Championship (QORC) will feature four long course rounds in 2018 and will sport a new look and an updated outright and class awards structure.

Clubs that ran QORC events last year will again host rounds in 2018, with two events in the north and two in the south of the state.

The championship kicks off at the Lockyer Enduro on 2-4 March in the Lockyer Valley, an hour west of Brisbane, offering a tough test for competitors with the hilly terrain, creek crossings and varying open and tree lined tracks.

Round two takes the championship to south-west Queensland and the outback town of St George on 4-6 May. The St George 399, which also hosts round one of the BFGoodrich CAMS Australian Off Road Championship, provides a chance for QORC teams to challenge interstate competitors making the trip up to Queensland.

The Championship then heads north to Charters Towers, west of Townsville, for the Millchester Festival of Dirt on 15-16 September. This event is held at the recently opened motor sport precinct, which is a dedicated permanent venue set up to host a variety of motor racing events.

The Retreat 260, an old favourite that has recently returned to the QORC calendar, will close out the championship on 27-28 October. Situated 65 kilometres west of Mackay, the event will test competitor’s abilities with its fast, flowing tree lined course.

With a new dedicated logo helping to boost the QORC’s profile, the 2018 championship will now award first, second and third for outright driver and navigator along with each class winning driver and navigator.

The outright champion driver and navigator will be awarded at the CAMS Queensland Motor Sport Awards evening as in previous years.

2018 Queensland Off Road Championship
Round 1: Lockyer Enduro, Lockyer Valley, TBC
Round 2: St George 399, St George, 4-6 May
Round 3: Millchester Festival of Dirt, Charters Towers, 15-16 September
Round 4: Retreat 260, Peaks Down Highway, 27-28 October