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2016 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash

It is with great sorrow that the Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club wishes to inform you that due to low confirmed entries the 2016 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash will not be held as it is not economically viable.

This decision has not been made lightly, however it does give the committee the opportunity to reinvigorate the event.

All entry fees that have been paid will be reimbursed in full. Deb will be in touch to get your bank details and confirm the amounts paid.

Rest assured that this is not the end of the Gascoyne Dash and we will have exciting news for everyone in the near future.

The Gascoyne Off Road Racing Club would like to thank everyone for their support and we look forward to growing the relationship in the years to come.

The ADVENTURE continues!

Dash Attracts World Class Media

Posted on 17.11.2011

An international adventure traveller and BBC presenter competed and finished the 2011 Dash.

Ben Fogel competed his first desert racing event at the 2011 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash® “I have never done anything like this, it was one of the toughest challenges of my life as I had to concentrate every second. To finish is just great”.

The Dash is a 4 day desert race motorsport competition held annually around the Western Australia coastal town of Carnarvon and the hamlet of Gascoyne Junction 200kms east. The race, in its eight year, is open to bikes, quads, cars and buggies with competitors travelling from across Australia and the globe to challenge the event’s slogan – winning is something – finishing is everything. Ben Fogel can definitely attest to that with several minor breakdowns adding to the excitement and test his endurance.

Fogel competed in the extreme four wheel drive division driving a highly modified V8 powered Nissan patrol. Ben’s experience will be the subject of an episode of a BBC series titled Ben’s Year of Adventures. The series will have a global audience and Event Director Paul Kelly is very excited “Ben’s Adventure will showcase the Dash to an international audience and we expect significant interest from adventure seekers both domestically and internationally. This event is now more than a race, it’s an adventure”.

Ben’s Year of Adventures should premier on Australian TV in February 2012.

The 2012 event date has been announced as 25th to 28th October. The 2012 event will again be staged around Bidgemia Station and for the purist will include an extensive river section, something missed by many competitors in 2011 when the river run was cancelled due to flood damage.

Mr Kelly also revealed a possible future direction for the event “We have been closely examining an “out and back” format from Carnarvon, something along the lines of the Finke Desert Race. The proposal is in its infancy but we pressed many competitors on their views and the feedback was very encouraging. This format could certainly boast the Dash to national prominence”.

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