St George 399

Image by Terry Hill Photography

St George Queensland nestled on the bank of the Balonne River, population 2600, Primary industry Cotton Farming and Sheep farming.


What to do on a long weekend in April , well you could go fishing as it is the inland fishing capital of Queensland OR you could get dusty with the Australian Off Road  Championship

Round 1 of the BF Goodrich Tyres AORC kicked off on a brand new 35km track off Salmon Road, constructed by Local Bakery operator Trent Challenger in just 2 months and what a stellar job he did.


Travis Robinson in the BFG Jimco Buggy showed straight up that he was hungry for the victory but Bryce Chapman also in a Jimco wasn’t going to let him have it without a fight and that is exactly what was played out over 2 days of very close racing.

Travis Robinson wins the inaugural St George 399 .Image by Terry Hill Photography
Bryce Chapman pushing hard for 2nd place

Matt Martin took 3rd outright with an overall total time just 12 seconds behind the leaders with Tait Svenson hot on his heels just a whisker behind in 4th place.

Matt Martin takes 3rd
Tait Svenson put up a gallant fight but couldn’t snatch podium from Matt Martin

In Superlight B ,Toby Whateley took the honours with an overall 4:122.59 with Phil Lovett hot on his heels with a total 4:13.59 and Michael Schneider finished out the top 3 with a 4:14.22.

Toby Whateley charges through the early morning mud
Phil Lovett hard won 2nd
Michael Schneider hangs onto 3rd in class


Extreme 4wd class was won by Christian Trusz with a time of 4:12.00, Travis Rosewarne was 2nd with a time of 4:38.40 and Paul Malt took out 3rd with a total time of of 4:42.11.

Christian Trusz Extreme 4wd winner
Travis Rosewarne old Landrovers don’t quit easily
Paul Malt rounded out the top 3 Extreme 4wd

Overall a successful event that brought much needed business into the town with every available bed booked up and some excitement with it.