NATIONAL ATPA CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON 2013-2014

5th October 2013

NSW Championships
Round 1
19th October 2013

Mini Demonstration only
9th November 2013

Victorian Championships
18th January 2014

1st February 2014

NSW Championships
Round 2
15th February 2014

27th February 2014

15th March 2014

29th March 2014

Australian Championships
19th April 2014
Easter Saturday
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Keith Report

Sun, sand, diesel and dirt was the order for the day and the large crowd that attended the Keith Diesel and dirt Derby got the lot. Pulling vehicles started to arrive Friday and one of them being Plum Crazy returned to its old stomping ground after the owners attended the Waaia pull and realised how much they were missing competing , they then spent the next two weeks getting Plum ready to go again for Keith . Deere Express arrived on site at 6am Saturday after they had worked late into the night Friday to finish swapping motors and then drove the rest of the night to arrive in Keith only to break a turbo shaft later on during the event . Wolverine Deere 2 also a pro stock tractor suffered the same fate with turbo troubles .With three Pro stock tractors competing it fitted the Diesel and Dirt theme .   Dirty Deeds blew a diff on a run and had to call the RACV to retrieve it from the track ( lucky Woody has the correct contacts for that and if any one knows of a leyland boxer diff lying around please let us know ) Riverina Screamer was back on song again after it had motor issues last event and the local show President Glenn got to pilot the beast down the 100m track ( I believe Joe is now working on some engine mods to Glenns rolls motor in his mower ) Success 2 was also back on the track some of the time after a breakage at the Clipsal event . Disorderly Conduct had some issues of its own breaking the steering but thanks to some engineering back in the pits it was on the track having a ding dong battle with $crap Value. The day was going off like a fist full of fireworks with spot fires of action going off all around the show grounds , between motor cross , sideshows , V8 simulators Mower and tractor pulling all by lunch time . Brett from Limestone Coast Earth Moving prepared another great track and after a quick tickle up with the grader, competition was on again  Most of the minis got through the event with out many issues ( we left that to the big guys for once )  in the limited mini modified class the usual suspects like  Beats Work”n , Bonkys Banga , Buckenhell  , Little Willy and Rough Justice were up the pointy end of the field . Super mini modified saw Pacman back competing after a breakage earlier in the year and Agra V8 out snapping at the heals like a fox terrier at tractors like Aftershock and Rival . The next event should see the return of Mad dog ( you better be race ready Brian ) . The open mini modified saw Tommys Toy keeping the boys like Stampede and Blown Income honest . The real carnage started when the header demo derby got underway and with around ten headers of all sizes and makes under attack and I believe a New Holland came out the victor .Thanks goes to the sponsors and the Keith community for having us as part of your Diesel and Dirt Derby .The next and last points event for the year is at Quambatook Victoria on Easter Saturday which has a purpose built facility for tractor pulling . If you want to be involved with the sport please contact the Association because there are lots of jobs to do where you are right next to the action and there is no better way to see the sport , country side and meet people .      




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