Winter Challenge is round one of the Rover Scout Motorsport Championship Series and will include two days of motor sport competition (Khanacross) for Rovers and their crews. Additionally, we are running an LP Motorkhana Round for Beginning Crews interested in dipping their toe into Motorsport. If your vehicle met the LP Motorkhana regulations for Mudbash, you are encouraged to enter! If is your first time around, welcome aboard!
Mafeking Rover Park has been the home to Scouting motor sport events since the early 1990’s and has drawn large crowds for the Mudbash event every year.
Competing crews build their own cars, a mix of sedans, 4-wheel-drives and frame buggies, and compete in a series of races during the two-day event.
Rover Scout Motorsport welcomes all Rover Crews to participate at the event, whether as a seasoned motor sport campaigner, or if it will be your Crew’s first competitive event.
With each year getting bigger and better than the last you can expect Borderbash 2017 to be jam packed with non-stop entertainment!
With the main event being racing during the day, this year we are stepping it up and including an all new Pub Crawl during the day! Loading a group of you and your mates onto a bus, carting you around town to some of our greatest venues and bringing you back just in time for a swim at the river! Tickets will go on sale soon, seats are limited so don’t miss out!
Our night entertainment is going to keep you going once the sun goes down, with a live band on Sunday you can dance your pants off, the ever so famous back to front draw on Saturday we can guarantee your nights will be far from quiet.
Mudbash is an annual motor sport event run by the Rover Section of Scouts Australia. Held on the Queen's Birthday Weekend, Mudbash combines CAMS supported motor sport, general activities and camping. Mafeking Rover Park becomes a tent city on Mudbash weekend, with over 1500 participants and visitors annually.
Vehicles competing in Mudbash are built, repaired, raced in and owned by Rover Crews, state and nationwide. Each crew fundraises annually in order to upkeep their ‘buggies’. Vehicles range from modified sedans and hatchbacks, to rear engine frame buggies. Every car is different - has its own name, number, and some would say its own personality.
Night time entertainment is a big draw at Mudbash. After night time car events have finished, attendees head to the stage area and continue partying to bands and DJs till the early hours of the morning.
The Mudbash Open Day remains an extremely prominent feature on the Victorian Scout Calendar. Activities and events improve year to year, and the event as a whole is a valuable recruiting tool for the section.
Mudbash is organised and managed by a committee of 25 Rovers, elected into their position at the annual AGM. Any 18-25 year old member of the Rover Section can be nominated for a position on the committee. Although there is a lot of work involved in getting an event like Mudbash up and running, it is one of the most rewarding experiences a Rovering career can offer.
Mudbash 2017 will be held from June 9-12. For more information visit www.mudbash.com
RSM Clubman Award
The Rover Scout Motorsport Clubman Award is awarded to a Rover who has displayed exceptional sportsmanship which in turn has promoted and enhanced Rover Scout Motorsport. Nominees can be nominated by anyone within Scouting.
RSM Official Award
The Rover Scout Motorsport Club Official Award is awarded to an individual member who has taken on an official role at one or more RSM events and displayed fairness, sportsmanship and professionalism. This award is open to both Rovers and Non-Rovers and can be nominated by anyone within Scouting.
Find out more information about Rover Scout Motorsport here