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Navrun 4X4 Events

NAVRUN 4WD Events Pty Ltd is an events management company providing for the needs of all 4 Wheel Drive enthusiasts Australia Wide. Run by Count Rudi Paoletti of the “Adventure Maps” series, Rudi has over 25 years of 4×4 experience, and has organised hundreds of events under the NAVRUN banner since 2002.

Everyone’s needs are catered for by NAVRUN 4WD Events. The Amazing Race is ideal for families in basic cross terrain vehicles, whereas the NAVRUN weekends are a bit more adventurous, mixing both the keen teams and family teams in daily driver rigs. Pursuit is getting more competitive with entry level battle trucks in a 24 hour Enduro with timed stages. Cliffhanger is serious stuff, with dedicated machines battling the elements for a week in an outback location. Navnight is a full-on winch challenge held over 1 full night of hardcore driving.

Gecko Wheels is proud to be a long-term sponsor of the NAVRUN Series, and the new Naming Sponsor of the 2017 Navrun Alpine Pursuit

www.navrun.com.au


No Hands Racing

To introduce ourselves I’ll first start with myself, (Steven) I’m 30 years old and run my own cabinet making business. I’ve been doing the Navrun events for 6 years now as the navigator, on the Navrun ranking system I’m ranked 11th.

Now Barry, this is where the team takes on a very different dynamic, Barry’s 35 and works for MYOB as an accounts specialist manager. Barry’s been doing Navrun events for 8 years and is ranked 13th as a driver.

Now Barry, this is where the team takes on a very different dynamic, Barry’s 35 and works for MYOB as an accounts specialist manager. Barry’s been doing Navrun events for 8 years and is ranked 13th as a driver.

As I said though this is the major difference between us and every other team out there. Barry has no arms from the elbow down and can’t bend he’s legs at the knees like everyone else. He’s truck has been modified for him to be able to drive. Not only is Barry just capable of driving, he drives better than most able bodied people can. Because of Barry is how our team name came about, ” No Hands Racing”

So that’s us, 2 brothers getting out their willing to give it a go against some pretty tough odds, In recent times ( 3 years ) we have started to take the whole competition a little more seriously and put some real effort into improving both our driving and navigation skills. We have consistently been top 5 in most events we’ve been in since then, with a couple of 1st place’s in their as well. We also competed in our very first Pajero challenge last year and came outright 7th with a 2nd on one stage, ( not bad for a first time entrant ).

A bit about the Navruns, at the beginning of each event you are given some question sheets with a range of coordinates and questions. From here you plot your own course and pick the tracks and situations you drive so this may suit stock standard 4WD vehicles right through to the well prepared competition rigs. You need to get to as many as these coordinates/questions in a set time period. There are no classes or class rules but extensively modified vehicles must be allowed to be on the road.

Highlight results from the past 2 years

• Amazing Race 2016 – 1st Place

• Amazing Race 2015 – 1st Place

• Avoca After Dark 2015 – 6th Place

• High Country Challenge 2015 – 2nd Place

• Amazing Race 2014 – 2nd Place