Charity off road rally comes to Waroona

A number of local businesses supported the Western Australian Off Road Racing Association (WAORRA) when it held its annual Charity Ride Day in Harvey on February 21, with 85 families participating.

Children from various charities and their families were treated to a ride in a race car in a controlled and safe manner around a short off-road track.

Action from the day. Video: Emma Scott.

The WAORRA showed its support with 16 race cars taking part, including off road buggies, trophy trucks and production 4WDs.

The variety of race cars allowed for children of all ages and disabilities to have a ride. Unfortunately not all cars finished the event though with gearbox, oil pump, electrical and general gremlins forcing some cars to retire early.

The day was also a good opportunity for drivers to iron out any teething problems before the season rally opener at Perenjori in two weeks.

 “The smiles on the kids' faces as they enjoyed a thrill ride in an off-road racing car were priceless, and this is what makes the event such a pleasure to put on," WAORRA president Kim Yaxley said.

“We are thankful for the volunteers who support the club so we can run this event for the community each year."

WAORRA thanked the following organisations for sponsoring the event: Shire of Harvey, Jeep Owners Club, Alcoa, Psycho Moose Racing, Pinjarra Engineering, Coates Hire Waroona, Southern Custom Fabrication, Bunbury 4x4, Opposite Lock Bunbury, Bunbury Muffler Tyre and 4WD, Discount Auto Parts Australind, Pinjarra Coles, Pinjarra Bakery, Pinjarra Meat Supply, Pete’s Chop Shop, Bunbury Farmers Market, Harvey Fresh, Coca Cola, St Johns Ambulance Harvey, Harvey Volunteer Fire and Rescue Brigade and CAMS.

More photos and video of the event can be found at WAORRA’s Instagram and Facebook pages.