Monday, 24th May, 2010
Perfect weather and top class drivers made for a great first day to the 4x4 Outback Challenge on Saturday afternoon.
More than 200 spectators set up on the edge of Stephen's Creek to watch the Challenge.
Locals Tony Bright and John Clemens were pleased with their performance, completing the Stephen's Creek track in six minutes and 38 seconds.
Both said their vehicle held up well in terms of what obstacles were on the track and how other competitors pulled up.
"We did well, the car held up well," Bright said.
"Finishing the game is the main goal and I think we handled things well," added Clemens.
Visiting competitors Peter Mihaloff and Clinton Sharp took out first place on the first day with a time of five minutes and 19 seconds.
New drivers David White and Peter Sayers were the first to face the track, and lost their suspension over one tough jump early in the contest.
The pair travelled faced lengthy repairs before the competition continued yesterday.
Competition this week includes sessions on the sand at Denian, south east of the city.