Auricht and navigator Grant Connelly have put their Pines voodoo to bed, previously only finishing one out of five events, with last year ending in a massive sole crushing roll over. “Dan’s over cautiousness resulted in our lap times being slower but with the crash from last year in the back of our minds and knowing there would be a high attrition rate it worked well that we stuck to our race plan” added Connelly.
The car ran flawlessly all weekend, with the exception of a small electrical issue on the fourth lap. With a strong Craig Carrison V8 race engine and King Shocks performing at their best as the track roughened up, the #2 Jimco is ready going into the next round.
The True Build Racing Team will head back to their Alice Springs base, do a complete maintenance work up on the Jimco in preparation for their trip to Goondiwindi on the 15-16 October for the Albins Off Road Gear Goondiwindi 400. “Without a major sponsor, racing the national rounds at a competitive level is a large commitment,” said Auricht. “But because we love off road racing so much, and with the help of local Alice Springs businesses and a good group of friends, we enjoy putting the effort into racing the AORC rounds. We will go home now and consider our race plan for Goondiwindi and hopefully have a successful end to the season.”
The True Build Racing team are supported by: True Build Constructions • Autosparky • Craig Carrison Race Engines • Holcim Alice Springs • Signmaster • Alice Paint and Panel • GGGS Alice Glass & Aluminium • Neptune Fibreglass • G & S Transport • King Shocks • Tony Byrnes – Alice HoseTech • Sporties Cafe & Restaurant • Jack Weld • KanKane Naaraat – kaneophoto.com.au • TZ Tuning • Chris Auricht • Phil Hateley • King Shocks