Four wheel driving thrills Agfest


The Peter Brock Memorial 4WD Track proves to be popular again.

The ups and downs, obstacles and mud pits of the Peter Brock Memorial 4WD Track at Agfest have proved popular amongst patrons once again.

The track was first developed at the 1999 Agfest, now in its 20th year, the track remains an Agfest highlight.

It was named the Peter Brock Memorial 4WD Track in 2007, following the death of the accomplished racing driver at a rally in Western Australia.

Four Wheel Drive Tasmania committee member, Jarrod Doyle, said the demonstrations on the track are always popular amongst onlookers.

Mr Doyle said that demonstrations are held every hour, with special roll over recovery displays proving the most popular.

Overnight rain added to the already slippery conditions on the course.

The 4WD Tasmania group were also using Agfest to talk to interested spectators about the different tracks in Tasmania.

In recent years, there has been controversy over the closure of 4WD tracks in the state’s North-West.

Mr Doyle said 4WD Tasmania is working closely with Parks and Wildlife and other community groups.

“If everyone drives responsibly, all these areas can be shared between all groups. We hope to keep using the tracks responsibly for many more decades to come,” he said.

The Peter Brock Memorial 4WD Track can be found on the corner of North Street and Fifth Avenue.