February 9th/10th, 2019
Registration opens August 17th, 2018
This annual event is organised by the Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria and has become one of the best and most challenging self guided, off road Navigational events in Australia. The Pajero Challenge is open to experienced Four Wheel Drivers and experienced Navigators. All brands of 4WDs are welcome, but vehicles must be set up with good off road tyres and suspension lift to suit High Country terrain.
The Mitsubishi Motors Pajero Challenge is a 24-hour 4WD navigation competition, split into four sections, each of which allows for 3-4 hours of driving. The driver and navigator(s) find their way from point to point, answering questions as they go. Many teams have multiple navigators and also swap drivers; it’s a team event!
Checkpoints are manned by members from various 4WD clubs. There are special stages where points can be gained, such as a written navigational test, skills task and team activities. Compulsory rest stops at each stage. Includes Saturday night meal and Sunday morning breakfast.
The focus of the event is teamwork, observation and navigation. The terrain will be typical of High Country driving and teams must prepare for dry and wet conditions. This is not a race because the objective is to make the least number of errors to beat the test of the competition.
2019 EVENT LOCATION:
BIG RIVER, VICTORIA
Scrutineering schedule – Friday Feb 8th 2019 : from 4pm to 11pm.
For this event; all competitors must report to scrutineering only at the scheduled times.
There is no scrutineering on Saturday morning.
The Event Starts with a Challenge briefing at 8:00am Saturday Feb 9th 2019.
Expected finish 8:00am Feb 10th, 2019.
Results Announcement – Sunday 12:00noon.
Meals provided – Saturday dinner & Sunday breakfast.
Please direct general enquiries to event coordinator:
Russell Chatfield – firstname.lastname@example.org
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It is mandatory that drivers (including changeover drivers) show their current valid driver’s license to the officials at scrutineering prior to the event. Failure to do so will result in the entry not being able to start the event.
Equipment: Each vehicle will be inspected prior to the event and there will be a check to see that each car has a snatch strap, extension strap, at least two heavy-duty rated shackles, a shovel, an axe, a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. Failure to have these on board and properly secured will result in the entry vehicle not being able to start.
GPS equipment will be required for navigation in this event.
It is strongly recommended that a compass (separate to any GPS) be included. Maps will be supplied.
Entries will be accepted by the following method:
10 places will be reserved for Pajero 4WD Club members.
Complete application details will be emailed to you upon receiving your request to enter. A $50.00 (non-refundable) deposit/entry fee will be save you a spot in the entry list. Any entrant, who withdraws from the event less than two weeks before the commencement of the event, will result in no fee being refunded. Any entrant who withdraws more than two weeks before the commencement of the event will be entitled to a 50% refund.
Note: Only the Nominated Driver and Navigator will receive a trophy for overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
$ 300.00 per vehicle for Pajero Club Members
$320.00 per vehicle for non Pajero Club Members
Maps are included.
Pay the early bird fees in full by October 31st, 2018
Early Bird entries will go in the running for a gift (up to the value of $150 RPP)
$ 270.00 per vehicle for Pajero Club Members
$ 270.00 per vehicle for non Pajero Club Members
Maps are included.
Competitors please note:
•You will observe and maintain the 4WD Association code of ethics during this event.
•You will drive safely at all times during this event and abide by the event and DELWP conditions imposed.
•You accept that your participation in all aspects of this event, is entirely at your own risk and you release the Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria Inc., all of its members and all officials of the Pajero Challenge 2019 from all claims in respect to injury, loss or damage however caused (including injury or loss or damage caused by any actions of the Club or any of its officers or members) and suffered by you as a result of or in any way arising out of your participation in the event.
•You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to constantly assess the conditions, the tasks and the capabilities of the driver and vehicle at all times, giving due regard to the safety of other vehicle occupants and the vehicle itself. It is the driver’s sole responsibility as to whether to proceed or take alternate actions.