Ballarat try 4WDriving weekend. Smythesdale. 23rd – 25th March 2018
Ballarat Try 4WDriving weekend. Smythesdale. 23rd – 25th March 2018
This weekend was opened to anyone who wished to test their skills, gain confidence and learn how to drive their 4×4 correctly in a controlled environment.
We arrived at the Ballarat 4×4 club’s training ground on Friday evening and set up our camp.
On Saturday morning a Sausage sizzle was put on by the club. The registration tent opened at 9 for everyone who was driving the track and going on a bush drive later.
The heavens opened and dumped a huge amount of water on us and the track preventing any driving until the track dried out. The club did not want to risk their track being churned up in the wet conditions. They decided to do their bush drives first. Our group headed out for an easy trip through the pine plantation with a Ballarat club member.
It is heaps of fun, you will learn so much and gain confidence in your vehicle and driving ability. - Shez
Once back we were able to get out on the training track. Lachie, Daniel, Keith and myself drove a few laps of the track. It was a lot of fun and a good way to test your skills and gain some confidence.
We went out on another short bush trip later in the afternoon with a trip leader from their club.
Ballarat club had other demonstrations on site and ARB had a tent set up as well. There was something for everyone and their facility is well set up.
Sunday was a repeat of Saturday for those who wanted to do some driving.
Ballarat 4×4 club run training weekends later in the year. If anyone is keen to do this, please go and have a go. It is heaps of fun, you will learn so much and gain confidence in your vehicle and driving ability.