Winch trucks prepare for Lowmead
IT’S said good things come in threes and a first-up event is bound to be more than good.
The Lowmead Three Car Challenge fires up on the last weekend in November, and is the perfect opportunity to see winch trucks in action.
Organisers Anthony Dow and Troy Tenheggeler came up with the idea to give drivers a chance to have a tear around to finish off the year.
“Only one vehicle has to have a winch, so the other two can get pulled up the hills if they can’t make it,” Dow said.
The weekend is about fun and families, with trophies and prize money up for grabs, and the organisers are also looking to make a donation to a worthy service.
“We’re raising money for the Capricornia Rescue Helicopter. If any of us 4WDers get in strife, it’s those guys who come and get us out,” Dow said.
A new track is being prepared this weekend and no doubt the course won’t be for the faint-hearted.
Eight teams are already registered in the challenge, which is open to 15 teams. There’ll be 10 stages – seven on Saturday, three on Sunday – and a points system will determine the winners.
On the Saturday night there’s a “circuit race with a difference” – the course will be cut into the hill.
“It should be pretty spectacular,” Dow said.
“Anyone who wants to enter the challenge but doesn’t have other cars can call us and we can put teams together.”
The CQ Challenge, which had been touted to fall through, is going ahead and Dow and Tenheggeler are joining forces with another local to enter Team Fully Loaded, sponsored by Dow.
To register a team in the Lowmead Three Car Challenge, call Anthony Dow on 0438 183 997 or Troy Tenheggeler on 0419 203 022.