Extreme 4x4 action revs up at Lowmead
ALL the action on four wheels is down at Lowmead this weekend.
The Lister Motors Lowmead 3 Car Challenge is back again and bigger than ever.
Fifty-one cars make up 17 teams to take on 10 stages of extreme 4x4 action.
Gladstone 4WD Club member Greta Tenheggeler said after a turnout of 700 people last year, they were expecting more than 1000 this year.
"We're expecting another 500 people through the gates this year," Tenheggeler said.
She said it was one of the biggest events of its kind in the region.
"It is a massive event.
"It's absolutely huge and it's getting bigger every year."
She said it was not only popular with spectators but with sponsors keen to jump on board and drivers snapping up spots in the challenge.
"It was filled within seven minutes of applications opening," Tenheggeler said.
The challenge involves teams of three cars taking part in winch challenges.
Tenheggeler said the cars completed stages in a set time around a track.
She said a lot of members pitched in and put a lot of hard work in to making sure the track was ready.
The action starts tonight with stage one the Lister Motors Log Bridge, followed by seven stages tomorrow throughout the day and night and the final two stages on Sunday morning.
See for yourself
Spectators are welcome. Entry is $35 per person tomorrow (includes camping), $15 per person on Sunday or $45 per person for the whole weekend (camping included). Kids under 15 are free when accompanied by an adult.
- Gates Open today at noon, and 6am until later tomorrow and Sunday.
- No glass, no dogs, no hooning
- Bar facilities, food and drink available
- Follow the signs from Miriam Vale to Clarkes Rd, Lowmead
- More information at gladstone4wdclub.com