Hunter takes class title
- 24th October 2006, 10:50am
Colin Hunter and Bronwyn Humphrey wrapped up the Class Eight title in the final round of the series, the Beaurepaires Goondiwindi 400, run in Queensland over the weekend of October 14-15. They also won the class last year and in 2004.
The event was a 51km loop (run eight times) on private property 10km east of Goondiwindi, which Hunter Racing tackled in their Goodyear-sponsored 5.7-litre V8 (465hp) Jeep Grand Cherokee.
"We had a great day on the Saturday and that was enough to take sixth outright on the day and sew up the title for the year," says Colin Hunter. "It was one of those days of racing when everything comes together - the car was fantastic, the crew did a great job and the conditions worked for us.
"A lot of our rivals had to stop to change tyres because the roads were very dry and rough, but our Goodyear MTR Wranglers worked faultlessly as usual.
"We broke the front diff on the Sunday and did not complete the course, but our results for the series gave us victory for a third year in a row and it is really satisfying. The fact we've been able to do so well, no matter what conditions have been thrown at us, is a credit to the work put in by my crew at Hunter Racing and team manager, Stewart Knowles, and I'm very grateful for their efforts this year," Hunter says.
While the offroad series is done and dusted for 2006, a new Class Eight car is already under construction for the 2007 season. The team is also tackling the Queensland Rally Championship, with the final round at Gympie on November 4.
Hunter Racing has won its class (P6) at each round of the QRC this year - the team has also taken class honours (P6) in the gravel racing series. Hunter Racing would like to thank Goodyear, Modena Engineering and Chrysler Jeep for their ongoing support.
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