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