After leading the car category into day two of the Finke Desert Race, Hillston's Toby Price has failed to finish after mechanical issues halted his progress.
Price was the first to leave Finke in his Red Bull Trophy Truck on Monday morning for the return leg back to Alice Springs. Price and navigator Jason Duncan was sitting were eight minutes in front but were forced to stop just before reaching the Bundooma checkpoint.
The issue for the truck was diagnosed as gear failure in the rear, and as a result, Price had lost all drive to the wheels and was forced to retire.
Despite the result, Price said there were plenty of good things to take from the weekend.
"We had good fun until it came to a screaming halt and the only negative was that we didn't finish," he said.
"We showed we had the speed and can drive, but some small issues went wrong, and we broke a third member, basically the rear gears and diff housing, we sheared them all off by the sounds of it."