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Differential problems failed to halt the inevitable and Hunter Racing has  taken class honours in the 2006 Australian Offroad Championship.  

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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