We are thrilled to announce that Cooper Tires are now an official sponsor of the Narva Racing Team. Narva Racing is an evolution of Mick Magher Motorsport. With a strong history of racing and a string of outstanding results, team owner and driver Mick Magher states, "There are 3 things that win races on dirt: Preparation, Preparation and Preparation. There is an old saying that you win most of the races in the shed."
The history of the team is an easy one. Mick started off by competing in winch-style events. These are hell-like events for a vehicle that involve winching up crazy cliff faces, across mud-sodden rivers and dodging gum trees at up to 200km/h. With the reduction in the number of events and no real national championship, Mick decided to adapt the truck into an Extreme 4WD category racing truck and take on the Australian Off Road Racing Championship (AORC).
The AORC is a racing event based on speed and endurance across outback-type conditions including gravel, sand, mud and rock. This series is more attractive than winch trucking for the team, as it is a high-profile national racing series that brings more prestige and kudos to the teams participating (and winning!).
Each vehicle apart from single seaters is required to have a navigator and a driver, and the person in Mick's navigation seat is Daniel Hose. Daniel is to a large extent responsible for the preparation of the Nissan Patrol through his company, Rally Offroad, in Mercer Street, Geelong.
Daniel is a local business entrepreneur with a massive passion for off-road racing. With a strong background and superior mechanical knowledge, he is the perfect match for Mick in the race truck.