The FaceBook Competition from Peter Kittle Motor Sports
attracted great interest with the team announcing Paul Malt and
Chris Dunphy as the lucky winners.
“We chose Paul and Chris because we thought that their
respective entries captured the spirit of off road - a serious
sport that is different to anything else out there, but a sport
that has a lighter side as well” commented Andrew Kittle.
Paul and Chris will now enjoy a trip to Alice Springs and spend
time with the Peter Kittle Motor Sports team at a test day in
early 2013. Along with a ride in one of the team cars, the
winners will relax with the hospitality of the best restaurant
in the desert, Sporties Cafe and Restaurant.
The Peter Kittle Motor Sports FaceBook page stated … “All
entries were fantastic, and our job deciding the winners was
certainly not an easy one.”
The winning entries read:
Paul Malt: Off road racing is the thrill and challenge of
the unexpected. It is battling everything nature throws at you.
It isn't "plastic" it's real.
Chris Dunphy: Off road racing, because v8 supercar drivers
need heroes too ..... Enough said
Armchair Ride For Fellows.
Dave Fellows has only done 30 kilometres or so in the brand new
Peter Kittle Motor Sports Jimco Toyota Hilux Trophy Truck but
has predicted he will have an ‘armchair ride’ in this year’s
Tatts Finke Desert Race to be held this weekend June 8-11.
Fellows, as a five time winner of Australia’s greatest desert
race, is set for another short test drive in the vehicle that
has been air-freighted into Australia from the USA just in time
to make the start of the 37th running of the Tatts Finke Desert
Fellows said “the Trophy Truck rode better than the (previous)
buggy, with more suspension travel and stopped better with
He also reported that the difference in terms of driving the
Trophy truck as compared to the buggy was not as great as he had
expected, but wasn’t prepared to be over confident as to the
likely performance simply saying that he will “tell everyone
that on Monday night at the finish”.
The team plan another short test tomorrow after installing the
race engine last night.
Engine builder Shane Wilson went to the USA during the build of
the Jimco machine and said today that the engine used in the
first shakedown run yesterday was an installation unit.
Source: Tatts Finke Desert Race
Photograph: Peter Kittle Motor Sports Facebook
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