TEAM NASHUA MOBILE RACING IS THE 2005 SPECIAL VEHICLE OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONS Team Nashua Mobile Racing, consisting of Terence Marsh and Michael Whitehouse in their Nashua Mobile Racing BAT Spec-1, is the 2005 National Off-Road Special...
TEAM NASHUA MOBILE RACING IS THE 2005 SPECIAL VEHICLE OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONS
Team Nashua Mobile Racing, consisting of Terence Marsh and Michael Whitehouse in their Nashua Mobile Racing BAT Spec-1, is the 2005 National Off-Road Special Vehicle champions. The team managed to lead the championship for six of the previous seven rounds before finally securing their first Class A and first Overall National Championship at the final round, the recent Carnival City 400.
Marsh and his brother-in-law, Whitehouse, who started participating in off- road racing only a couple of years ago, showed the rest of the off-road fraternity the importance of intensity, overall consistency and excellent vehicle preparation while securing their maiden National Championship. They not only won their first national event during the year, the Nissan Dealer 400 in the Western Cape, but also walked away with the coveted Class A National title.
Their Chev Corvette LS-1 powered BAT Spec-1, a brand new designed special vehicle of which much development was expected, was immaculately prepared by Graeme Thornton throughout the year. Although the team experienced some small mechanical as well as development problems during the season, they kept their heads and stuck by their overall strategy enabling them to produce the results required at each national event.
According to Marsh, their victory would not have been possible if it was not for Thornton and the rest of the Nashua Mobile crew. "Preparation plays such an important role with the vehicle having to race and complete more than 500 kilometers of rough and demanding terrain at each event. Throughout the year our support team, managed by my wife Sharon, were nothing short of professional which enabled us to concentrate purely on achieving the required results," Marsh said.
It has been an excellent season for the Nashua Mobile Team. Marsh and Whitehouse were not the only team members to win a National Championship with their two wheel specialist, Brian Capper, winning the 2005 National SuperMoto Championship on his Nashua Mobile Racing KTM. Furthermore, in the Regional Off-Road Championships, Graeme Thornton and Bryan James won all the events they entered in the Nashua Mobile Racing class S sandmaster while Sharon Marsh picked up her first regional class victory in the same vehicle earlier in the year.
Marsh and Whitehouse will defend their title next year in a championship that saw six different winners during the 2005 season.