Anything Mechanical Motorsport is a Gold Coast based team made up of the driver Matt Jillett and Kerrod Willson.
We stared off just social wheeling and doing small comps. But with the ultra 4 scene really starting to advance we decided to jump on board and build a pro lite.
Together they built a 2001 Toyota Hilux running a 3.8L V6 with 14″ 2.0 Profender coilover shocks on each corner. With Nissan GU diffs it still runs a Tuff Truck spec chassis with and without panels so they can compete in all types of events.
Like most drivers the team aims to get as much seat time as possible and have recently been racing the AUST4 racing series in QLD, but to race at King of the Hunter, the team has made a milestone decision…
I’m really looking forward to King of the Hunter due to myself and my wife Karlie having cancelled our honeymoon just so I can race in September.
Now that’s commitment… to ULTRA4 Racing!
Karlie will be navigating for her dad – Brett from Thorpe Motorsport. So no doubt there will be some friendly family completion. She’ll also be there, with the rest of the family, supporting her brother Mitch (Thorpe Motorsport) racing in the ULTRA4 class.
We wish the newly-weds the best of luck for the King of the Hunter and life beyond.
We know there are many teams out there prepping for racing this coming 25-27 September at King of the Hunter but they are yet to fill out any entry form. Why wait?
Enter your team now and start letting us build exposure for your team and sponsors. If you’re not ready yet, we still want to know. Keep us updated with your build progress and we’ll be your platform to a large and growing audience of 4×4 offroad racing fans.
With the addition of the “Kingpin Bonus” the total prize pool has grown to over $10,000 ($10,700 actually) making this one of the wealthiest offroad race events in Australia. You’ve got to be in it to win it!
Make no doubts about it, King of the Hunter is a race! The toughest 4×4 Offroad Race in Australia – to finish this race will be a test of both talent, team stamina and vehicle reliability. While teams are welcome to drive at their own pace, to wear King of the Hunter crown teams in each class will need to put together something special. King of the Hunter is about being prepared to take on both the rough offroad rocks with precision while not being afraid to push the pedal on the long straights to pull away from the pack – and then do this consistently lap after lap for the duration of each race.
Winning one race might be luck, winning another and you’ll earn respect of the teams in the pits and the spectating fans – but if you win all 3 races over the weekend you can consider yourself a Kingpin! From that moment on you’ll become the benchmark. You’ll have a target on your back as teams go home in envious rage ready to come back and make sure it doesn’t happen a second time. Tall poppy syndrome at it’s finest.
King of the Hunter is a race, a hard race, and we want to encourage teams who go hard! The Kingpin Bonus is a unique prize only won by a single team in each class able to pull of the feat of getting the fastest qualifying run and then follow up with back-to-back wins on Race Day 1 and Race Day 2. The Kingpin Bonus will boost your total winnings with an additional $1,000.00!
Kingpin Winnings = Qualifying Win + Class Win + Kingpin Bonus