Father and son ready to race

When father and son duos compete together, the father is generally the more experienced of the pair.

That’s not the case when it comes to Bowie and Chick Graham in off road racing.

“It’s the second time in an off road car for him and he’s in his late 60s,” Bowie said of his old man Chick.

“It’s going to be an eye opener, that’s for sure.”

The Grahams will be competing at the ARB Town & Country Tyres Stackpoole 400 this weekend.

The entry continues the revival of Bowie’s off road career.

He last competed about 12 years ago as a navigator before he bit the bullet and jumped in the driver’s seat at Goondiwindi last year.

“I’ve always wanted to drive and thought ‘I’m 40, if I don’t do it now, I never will’,” he said.

Around 100 competitors have entered the race at Stackpoole making it one of the biggest events ever in Griffith in recent times.

The teams will race across 11 classes with the Grahams in class 10 – Buggies, and Truggies with one or two crew members and a naturally aspirated engine not exceeding 2500c.

Bowie said as long as the car stays in one piece, he’d go alright but he had one main goal in mind.

“I’m confident but all I want to do is finish,” Bowie said.

The event runs from Friday to Sunday with scrutiny to be held at the track on Friday from 3pm. Camping passes are available from the front gate. Catering is also available from Friday afternoon through to Sunday.