An extreme off-road race in Tarlee

A section of the normally quiet town of Tarlee will be transformed into a high octane offroad motorbike racetrack early next month.

The Gawler Motorcycle Club is holding a Sprint Enduro event on September 2 that will see riders race over a 8-10 minute track through hills, creeks, rock shelves and light scrub areas.

The Sprint Enduro event will challenge riders with a series of time trial sprints through rough terrain.

Riders set off in 30 second intervals and race to have the best times throughout the day.

It is a day of fast, intense and very dirty racing. 

The event is "Closed to Club", however the Gawler Motorcycle Club is offering day memberships at a minimal fee to encourage riders from across the state to participate.

Competitive racing is open to junior and senior riders who will sweat it out on a sprint track where every second will count to stay on top of the competition. 

The juniors will run on a smaller loop track that diverts around a couple of the major obstacles.

For the competitors who aren’t overly keen on the harder challenges, there will be the appropriate “chicken lines” to ensure all riders enjoy the day and the course presented.

The Gawler Motorcycle Club will also offer a non-competitive class for juniors. This allows juniors to race at a lower cost when trying out the sport. Riders will race several heats throughout the course of the day.

The event will be held on private property on Shannon Creek Road, Tarlee. Racing will start after a riders briefing from 10:00am.

Gawler Motorcycle Club is encouraging people to come to the free event to spectate.

Further information will be available on prior to the event with maps showing how to get to the venue.