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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!

Update: 2011 Event Changes

Posted on 03.07.2011

The 2011 event planning has't been without dramas; large sections of the day one course were washed away with the Flood and most of the Gascoyne River is inaccessible due to riverflow. The latter situation has caused a major rethink to the 2011 event with organizers deciding on running both days around Bidgemia Station and deleting the Sunday run down the Gascoyne River.

 The 2011 event planning has't been without dramas; large sections of the day one course were washed away with the Flood and most of the Gascoyne River is inaccessible due to riverflow. The latter situation has caused a major rethink to the 2011 event with organizers deciding on running both days around Bidgemia Station and deleting the Sunday run down the Gascoyne River.

The event format in 2011 is;

• Thursday registration at Carnarvon Civic Centre and display• Friday prologue at Carnarvon Race Club

• Saturday Day One racing at Bidgemia Station. Day One includes a new 50km section and a race distance of 240km

• Sunday Day Two a race distance of 190km

• Presentations and party at Coonatha Race Complex Bidgemia Station on the Sunday evening

The Club has a mountain of work to get the track ready. The work includes running a loader around the Bidgemia track, Event Director Paul Kelly said "There is at least 100 hours loader work at a cost of several tens of thousands dollar. If someone has a good 950 size loader available and would like to provide some part of cost as sponsorship to contact me".

The Club is seeking volunteer help with sign marking and track marking. Enquiries through the volunteer registration form on the website www.gasdash.com

Aside from the track damage the event does not have access to the facilities at the Junction Hotel, which was sadly destroyed by the floods. The organizers will be working closely with the Junction Shire around fuel service for visitors.

Accommodation for officials and support is also problematic. Mr Kelly is confident for the 2011 event "Our Dash team has proven time and again there are up for a challenge. It is disappointing to change the Day Two run into Carnarvon and we hope the community and businesses understand the genuine and unavoidable reasons for the change. We are hoping the whole community will visit the Junction this year and show their support for the Junction and the event. Roads won't be an excuse in 2011 as the road is sealed all the way to the Junction and entry is free".

Sponsorship is a big part of the event Mr Kelly explained "Eventscorp is again a major sponsor in 2011 and Skippers Aviation is on board as a sponsor. We thank all our sponsors and in particular Gascoyne Development Commission and Department of Sport and Recreation for funding toward track repairs and damaged assets".

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