St George has finally hosted an off road event in 2020 with more than 30 crews venturing out to the South East Queensland region to take part in the Dam Buster 250.
With crews having to tackle 13 laps of the popular BFGoodrich Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship (AORC) course, just under two thirds of the field managed to complete the event with AORC regular Brett Comiskey and navigator Daniel McKenzie claiming the win.
Behind the wheel of nine-time AORC champion Shannon Rentsch’s old Pro-Buggy, Comiskey and McKenzie comfortably won the event by three and a half minutes after winning all four of the event’s sections.
The only other crew to give Comiskey and McKenzie a run for their money throughout the whole event were the crew behind them in Justin and Jamie Montesalvo.
The Extreme 2WD class winners stayed within reach of the leaders for much of the first half and trailed by only 30 seconds at the end of Saturday, before coming up short by over one and half minutes in both of Sunday’s sections.
Rounding out the top three a further three minutes behind the Montesalvos was Benjamin Duff, who also came away with the Sportslite class win.
With Comiskey having already enjoyed some success in his new set of wheels after receiving it at the conclusion of the 2019 AORC season, the Queenslander was thrilled to add another local event to his growing list of accolades.
“I have never raced at St George before and I really loved it. It was a good track and well organised so a big well done to all those who were involved,” Comiskey said.
“There were heaps of run off for people and there weren’t too many dangers. All the jumps were good and safe and I just feel it was a good race for every type of car. It was an all round track and that showed with the times.
“However it definitely suited our car and my driving style. We took advantage of the car’s speed and it was good to have a win.
“I am no Shannon Rentsch or Greg Gartner and I still have a long way to go until I am even close to them, but it’s been very good so far and I am over the moon with the results. We had no issues at all throughout the event and drove the car back on the trailer in one piece.
“This gives us the confidence to go hard which is what we did in St George, so we can’t wait to come back in the AORC next year.”
Finishing six minutes off the podium was the fourth placed pairing of Kye Floyd and Aaron Holland, with the duo also winning the SXS Turbo class, while New South Wales and Queensland Rally star Glenn Brinkman was impressive alongside Steven Richardson with sixth outright and the Extreme 4WD class win.
Other class results saw Matt and Josh Halpin win the SXS Sport and Rickie Swain and Nicholas Fielding win Performance 2WD class.