Biggest 4WD display gearing up at Lowmead

IT WILL be 4WD heaven this weekend at the Gladstone Nissan Lowmead Three-car Challenge as 84 competition trucks descend on the Lowmead track.

Competition co-ordinator Anthony Dow said it was a massive event and like no other and was one of the biggest in Australia.

"It's the biggest 4WD competition in Australia and we will be having cars from Cairns through to Tamworth and possibly even Victoria," Dow said.

The format is of six people in a team, of which there are 28.

Dow said the action would start tonight.

"It will be the single stage and times are all added together and Saturday will be having five stages," Dow added.

Tonight's action includes the unique Central Queensland quickest navigator and the CQ's quickest winch.

"Sunday will have two stages with a 15km GPS run and the circuit track tag team format something like a relay," Dow explained.

There are some interesting team names and one of those is 'Why Not'.

"The 'Why Not' team won in 2013 and 2014 so they are going for the hat-trick," Dow said.

An all-female team called 'Wenches with Winches' is another to keep an eye out for, according to Dow.

"There are lots of competitions, and another team called 'Clowns of Carnage'," he said.

All profit goes to local organisations, including Yeppoon Venturers, Gladstone Dolphin Sea Scouts, Miriam Vale Touch Football Association and the Capricorn rescue helicopter.

Showers and thunderstorms could make for some flying mud if the weather forecasters are right.

Upto 40mm of rain is predicted to fall on Ron Clarke's property over the weekend.

LOWMEAD

Weekend pass: $50, including camping

Saturday pass: $40, including camping

Sunday pass: $15,

Kids U15 free when accompanied by an adult

Food, drinks, ice and ATM available

84 cars. 168 competitors. 28 teams

No bikes, no dogs, no fires, no hooning



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