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 welcome Offroad Performance Warehouse (OPW) in Sydney as Naming Rights Sponsor for Qualifying Day at the 2015 Tough Dog King of the Hunter. Qualifying takes place all day Friday and will be a huge day with lots of action all day long as cars are let off in intervals to explore the course under race conditions to determine the race starting order for the feature races the following days. As this is a new course (at a new event), the qualifying session will also be used to finalise the course design and number of laps. We want a tough track, but we don’t want to make it impossible – the aim is to have exciting 4×4 racing action for the full length of scheduled race times – no one wants a course full of broken vehicles half way through lap one.
OPW has worked closely with Tuff Events over the years and has been a long time stage sponsor of the OPW Travel Ramp at the annual Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge. OPW will also be on the course with the Team OPW ULTRA 10.4 driven by company owner Pete Antunac. This impressive vehicle took 12 months to build and debuted earlier this year at the famed King of the Hammers in America. Peter has entered the 10.4 in a few local events and stunned everyone at the sheer speed & capabilities of this IFS + IRS, front & rear steer beast – but unfortunately has yet to finish a race due to minor teething issues. He’s hoping for a clean sweep at the Tough Dog King of Hunter and aims to have crack at the ULTRA4 class Kingpin Bonus.
The Offroad Performance Warehouse is a natural fit for ULTRA4 Racing Australia, apart from having their own ULTRA4, they are importers of many high-performance competition grade offroad 4×4 parts – Interco Tyres, PRP Seats, Fox Shox, Advance Adapters Transfer Cases, PSC – Performance Steering Components, and even the tools from JD Squared to bend and notch rollcages. All serious offroad competitors buy from OPW – visit online (opw.com.au) or phone 1300 679 494.