Thursday, November 1, 2012
Gascoyne River Dash (4WD Adventures)
It is an awesome challenge across some of the harshest and remote country in Australia. Situated between the seaside town of Carnarvon and Gascoyne Junction WA - the desert by the sea.
The Dash is a motorsport event that pits car against car and bike against bike and then the quickest of each against each other to determine who the King of the River is.
Kickstarters is in memory of local identity Neville Brandstater who tragically drowned in the Lyndon River in 1995.
Gascoyne is a mighty river of sand where a lot of the race is conducted.
Dash refers to the first races which were boat events down the flooded Gascoyne River. Unfortunately the Gascoyne rarely flows so move over boats and come in cars and bikes.
Comparison has been made between the Dash and the Finke Desert Race. Both races are a true test of machine and competitor, both are races that promote the unique Australian outback. The Dash is a point to point race over a hugely varied landscape, a cross country course extensively consisting of natural desert and outback terrain. In excess of 500km over two days the Dash is long and tough; it is an ultimate challenge.