ABOUT OFF ROAD RACING
Off-road racing is an unparalleled sport that beckons daring competitors on a perpetual quest to discover and conquer the most formidable terrain in the natural world.
The visually captivating and thrilling motorsport ignites the passions of spectators, who are spellbound by the gladiatorial struggle between man and machine, pitting their fortitude against the unbridled wilderness.
This dynamic and challenging discipline is gaining popularity, attracting a surge of racers eager to embrace the excitement and test their mettle.
2023 Polaris Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship
The Polaris Motor Sport Australia Off Road Championship has confirmed the annual Kalgoorlie Desert Race has been named as the 5th event and final event for the 2023 National Championship. 2022 saw Kalgoorlie make its national debut on the National Circuit and was a hit amongst crews and created the perfect backdrop for what ended up an exciting end to the championship fight. 2023 will see the Kalgoorlie Desert Race return as the host of the final round of the 2023 AORC – Polaris Motorsport Australia Off Road Championship with previous rounds being held in Charters Towers QLD, Pooncarrie NSW, Finke NT and Loveday SA. In addition to this National Event, we are also proud to host to the final round of the Western Australian Offroad Racing Championship which will add to the already action packed weekend in October.
“To be selected to host such a prestigious event of the Off-Road Racing calendar really is testament to the reputation of the Kalgoorlie Desert Race as being a challenging and one of a kind track. I am proud of the progress the Club, Committee and Volunteers, past and present, has achieved since the first race in 2017 and the vision of one day being an event watched internationally realised.” Gus Lacey, Founder of the Kalgoorlie Desert Race said.
“We are excited to welcome more interstate and international competitors to Kalgoorlie to this years event and showcase exactly what Kalgoorlie has to offer. The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder and the wider business community are valuable supporters of this event which brings a huge contingent of competitors and spectators to the region and the people of Kalgoorlie Boulder look forward to again welcoming the AORC to the West”
THE KALGOORLIE DESERT RACE
Since 2017, the Kalgoorlie Desert Race has firmly established itself on the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region's events calendar, providing a significant economic boost to the local economy over the past six years, with an estimated direct financial impact of up to $5 million (according to REMPLAN). This thrilling off-road race brings together riders and drivers from the motorcycling and four-wheeled off-road racing worlds, testing their endurance and skills against the rugged terrain of Kalgoorlie's red sandy tracks and loamy bush.
Located conveniently close to Kalgoorlie town center, the course offers diverse terrains, including flat salt lakes and wooded sections with well-formed berms that offer competitors the opportunity to push their limits. As the race enters its seventh year, it has developed its own unique cult following among competitors, which continues to grow each year. The approximately 135-kilometer essentially circular course includes a fuel stop about halfway through, making it easy for competitors to enjoy a thrilling weekend of desert racing. The Kalgoorlie Desert Race provides a spectacular location for both competitors and spectators, satisfying the appetite of adrenaline junkies seeking an exciting and unforgettable experience.
ENTRY FEES: Day Passes: Under 12 FREE, 12-15 $10, Adult $15, Family $40
3 Day Event Pass: Under 12 FREE, 12-15 $20, Adult $30. Family $80
STREET PARTY/SCRUITINEERING: This is a family friendly, FREE event at a new location for 2023, Ray Finlayson Oval, on Thursday 19th October commencing at 3pm. Come see the Kings and Queens of Desert Racing and their arsenal of bikes and buggies before they get dusty, watch a freestyle motorcross display and buy your merch. Food vans, bouncy castles, licenced bar (18+) and a live band will also be available!
MERCHANDISE: We will be accepting pre-orders from September and there will be a stall at the Street Party as well as at the Event for the whole weekend. EFTPOS is available.
FOOD AND DRINK: There will be food vans as well as a licenced 18+ bar at the event.
CAMPING: Competitors only, strictly NO spectator camping
ANIMALS: In the interest of safety, pets are not permitted at the event apart from guide dogs.
DRONES: The flying of DRONES is not permitted.
SPECTATOR PARKING: Designated spectator car parking areas are available for your convenience. Please heed the direction of signs and officials.
RACE RESULTS: Live results will be published on www.myraceresult.com.au as well as an action packed running commentary over the loud speaker and live footage on the big screen TV at the Start/Finish Line.
SAFETY FIRST: We urge all spectators to be extremely aware of safety for both yourself and our competitors. If you have young children, please ensure they are supervised at all times and ensure they do not wander onto the track or climb over any fences or barricading as the track action is travelling at very high speeds and in very dusty conditions. Our competitors are focussed on their race and are not looking out for you or your kids! The track is the sole domain of our competitors from 7am to 5pm so give them the respect they deserve.
4 DAYS OF ACTION
Thursday 19 October:
8:30am Course open for Recon
12:00pm Course closed for Recon
3:00-7:30pm Street Party and Scrutineering,
Ray Finlayson Sporting Complex - family friendly event
Friday 20 October:
10:00am Bike Prologue
02:00pm Car Prologue
6:40pm Dash for Cash
Under lights, at the track
Saturday 21 October:
7:00am Bikes lap 1 - 121km
10:10am Cars Lap 1 - 121km
01:20pm Bikes Lap 2 - 121km
Sunday 22 October:
7:00am Cars Lap 2 - 121km
10:10am Bikes Lap 3 - 121km
01:20pm Cars Lap 3 - 121km
• Pro Buggy
• Pro Lite Buggy
• Super 1650
• SXS Sport
• SXS Pro
• Extreme 2wd
• Performance 2wd
• Production 4wd
• Extreme 4wd
• E1: 100-200cc 2 Stroke
& 150-250cc 4 Stroke
• E2: 220-250cc 2 Stroke
& 275-450cc 4 Stroke
• E3: 290-500cc 2 Stroke
& 475-650cc 4 Stroke
• Veterans 35-39 yrs : All Powers
• Seniors 40-44 yrs : All Powers
• Masters 45 Yrs Plus: All Powers
• Women : All Powers