Sea Lake Off Road Club Hosts State Dinner

By Marilyn Emmins, Chairman, Victorian Off Road Panel

 

The Victorian Off Road Panel congratulates all trophy recipients who received awards at the inaugural Victorian Off Road Awards evening held at Sea Lake on March 14, 2009.

Awards for the 2008 Off Road season were presented to not only our state competitors but also state competitors competing at the national level of our sport.

We had some fantastic performances from Victorian competitors throughout 2008 and we all came together to recognise and congratulate them. Unable to be present on the evening, we recognised the 2008 Australian Off Road Champions, Shannon and Ian Rentsch from Warrnambool.

A big thank you to Sea Lake Off Road Club for hosting the Awards evening for 2008. They all did a fantastic job, putting on a great evening which was enjoyed by all.

The Victorian Off Road Panel would like to acknowledge the attendance of the Australian Off Road Commission, Chairman Ben Erceg, who spoke briefly on the role of the commission for 2009 and congratulated everybody for organising the evening and the effort that went into having vehicles on display to keep with the overall theme of the evening.

Cameron and Alistair McClelland took out the 2008 Victorian Off Road Championship Driver and Navigator; while Neil and Sam Bowles took the 2008 Mallee Shield Inter-Club Challenge Driver and Navigator.

Cameron and Alistair McClelland were presented with their trophies for 1st in Super 1650 Class for the 2008 Australian Off Road Championship.

The evening was very successful, and we look forward to making the Awards evening a permanent date on the Off Road Calendar.

 

A list of award recipients is as follows:

2008 Victorian Off Road Championship

PROBUGGY
Driver: Brian Dennert
Navigator: Dion Wilson

PROLITE BUGGY
Driver: Ben Erceg
Navigator: Kelly Erceg

SUPER 1650 BUGGY
Driver: Cameron McClelland
Navigator: Alistair McClelland

SPORTSMAN BUGGY
Driver: Richard Harrington
Navigator: Neil Pendlebury

EXTREME 2WD
Driver: Peter Sibson
Navigator: Jason Munro

PERFORMANCE 2WD
Driver: Shawn Teagle
Navigator: Jeffrey Nichols

PRODUCTION 4WD
Driver: Ken Tocock

Navigator: Jason Schmidt

EXTREME 4WD
Driver: Des Harrington
Navigator: Phillip Harrington

 

• The Stage in the Sea Lake Community Complex.

• 2008 Victorian Off Road Championship Outright Champions – Cameron McClelland and Alistair McClelland.

 

2008 Mallee Shield Inter-Club Challenge

PROBUGGY / PROLITE BUGGY
1st Driver: Alan Amos
1st Navigator: Ricky Mathews
2nd Driver: Andrew Stoddart
2nd Navigator: Chris Clarke
3rd Driver: Russell and Gavan Monk

SUPER 1650 BUGGY
1st Driver: Alistair McClelland
1st Navigator: Andrew (Mac) McClelland
2nd Driver: Ian Edelston
2nd Navigator: Joanne Franklin
3rd Driver: George Bailey
3rd Navigator: Alice Slade

SPORTSMAN / CLUBMAN BUGGY
1st Driver: Neil Bowles
1st Navigator: Sam Bowles
2nd Driver: Ben Philp

PERFORMANCE 2WD / PRODUCTION 4WD
1st Driver: Bernie Clohesy
1st Navigator: Kim Stacey
2nd Driver: Peter Godwin

EXTREME 2WD
1st Driver: Craig Button
1st Navigator: David Anderson
2nd Driver: Lindsay Oliver
2nd Navigator: Michael Dunster-Jones
3rd Driver: Roger Conner
3rd Navigator: Peter Conner

2008 Mallee Shield Inter-Club Challenge Outright Placings:
1st Driver: Neil Bowles
1st Navigator: Sam Bowles
2nd Driver: Bernie Clohesy
2nd Navigator: Kim Stacey
3rd Driver: Craig Button
3rd Navigator: David Anderson.

CLUB POINTS:
Sea Lake Off Road Club 162
Bendigo Car Club 77
Sunraysia Motor Sport Club 56
Geelong Off Road Buggy Club 48
Victorian Off Road Racing Association 32.

 

 

• Neil Bowles (under the Australian Flag) and son Sam took out the Mallee Shield outright driver and navigator awards.

• Around 80 people attended the evening.

 

National Awards

2008 Australian Off Road Championship – Victorian class winners:

PROBUGGY — Shannon Rentsch

PROLITE BUGGY — Justin & Melissa Watt

SUPER 1650 BUGGY — Cameron & Alistair Mc­Clelland.