Pines Enduro 400 nominations open

PINES ENDURO RETURNS: Nominations are now open for the 2021 Pines Enduro.

THE Millicent Sand Buggy Club’s Teagle Excavations ARB Pines Enduro 400 will return in 2021, continuing a 42-year racing history.

Entries are now open for the October 15-17 event, with sponsor Teagle Excavations thrilled to see the event back, after last year’s racing was cancelled due to COVID-19.

“We are really proud to support this event, which not only offers a great weekend of racing, but creates substantial flow-on benefits for the Millicent community and beyond,” said Teagle Excavations general manager Kurt Stephan.

“The 2019 event attracted more than 80 teams who battled some testing wet weather conditions, and we’re hoping for another strong turnout in 2021.”

Kurt Stephan is one of five Limestone Coast locals chasing the chequered flag, with Aaron Heemskerk, Heath Weedon, Jake England and Grant Bowden also handing in early nominations.

Entry into the event closes at midnight Friday October 8 ACST; with discounted early bird entries closing on Sunday September 26 2021.

Entry covers passes for the driver, co-driver or navigator, and three pit crew.

This year’s event will stick to its regular three-day format.

Friday is set aside for scrutiny, and members of the public are encouraged to head to Teagle’s Quarry on Princes Highway at Millicent between 6:00pm – 8:00pm to view the free public vehicle display, with food and refreshments also available.

Saturday will consist of a Prologue followed by heats of the 6-kilometre short course at Teagle’s Quarry, while Sunday’s endurance race will see six laps of the 60km long course through the pine forest tracks and unsealed district roads.

Ten classes will be contested, with trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd outright, along with the top three places in each class.

A formal presentation dinner will be held at the Millicent Civic and Arts Centre on Sunday evening.