2018 SA Reliability Trials Championships, round 5, The Gil Harris Reliability Trial @ Mallala
This Saturday will see the Levis MCC run their annual reliability trial on the Adelaide Plains, with the course winding its way around the famous motorsport town of Mallala, and for the 3rd time the event will be known as the Gil Harris Trial, after Levis MCC Life Member, the late Gil Harris.
A total course of 102km will welcome the riders as they leave at 1 minute intervals starting at 12.30pm, with the course including 7 off road, or paddock, sections, which includes 4 new paddocks that have never played host before!
Some of South Australia’s finest off road riders will be in action, with a field of 125 total entries, which includes 27 sidecars, who will lead the field away. Number 1 will be the team of Darren Winter & Lachlan Greenhalgh, who competed in Wales this year, with number 3 being the newly crowned 24 Hour Trial Champions (for a 4th time), Mark Launer & Tyson Rohrlach, who also rode in Wales, with these 2 teams split by the returning team of Max & Sam Hutchesson, who have been missing all season due to injury.
Keep an eye also on the teams of Ben Mayne & Ash Ball, and, Shaun Harman & Shayne Bain as they look to make up for their 24 hour misfortunes.
In the Solo classes, with a number of the big names missing, it will be up to the evergreen Rowan Pumpa to keep the young bucks at bay as a number of them shoot for their first ever outright win in a reliability trial. Keep an eye on the likes of Alex Heidenreich, Brendon Noble, Jamie Banks and others as they take to the scrub sections that Mallala is famous for!
Of course, with Mallala it also means night time action, with the first rider only due to finish at 6.31pm, with the Main Control not only having awesome catering all day and into the evening, it will also house all the relevant event info; programs, where to watch – and also where not to go, because some properties are now in crop and will be a no go zone for spectators!
So, head out to Mallala take the road past the Motorsport park and follow the signs to the Main Control on March Road.
Attention all riders – at the end of the event; A draw will be held 30 minutes after the last bike arrives at Main Control at the end of the trial, with the prizes a refund of 1 Solo entry fee and 1 Sidecar entry fee. The riders must be present to collect this money, or it will be redrawn. So hang around after you finish, grab a steak sanga or something else from the great catering that the Mallala community always put on and listen to the stories around the bonfire, oh, and bring a swag as camping is welcomed!
All catering proceeds go to the CFS, so tuck in to some great country cooking!