The 2012 Glenroy Plains Off- Road Masters
After spending 7 months flat out rebuilding the Patrol we were looking forward to stretching it’s legs and getting out and having a race. Finally we were going to learn, if the changes we had made in the off season would translate into something worthwhile in the race environment.
The Glenroy Plains Off Road Masters event is set on a private property about 25kms out of Naracoorte in South Australia. The property is called Moorex, a farm with cattle sheep grazing on it, with rolling hills and spectacular views. The soil is made up of dirt and sand with grass on the top. It looks hard and fast but sucks the power from the engine like a magnet. This has to be one of the hardest tracks on your engine.
The track is flowing as it winds its way across the paddocks. The length of one lap is 46kms. The distance for the event is 7 laps. The key here is to make sure you go hard in the first couple of laps as the track will become boggy, sandy and loamy, super fast. The end result is slower times, harsher conditions and out of control bumps.