SR Racing’s son and father team Shannon and Ian Rentsch have had a perfect start to their return to Australian Off Road Championship, with a first outright victory at round one at Hyden over the Easter long weekend.

Their AORC campaign now moves to the second round at the Tatts Finke Desert Race this coming weekend, when then Warrnambool based team will try and shake the Finke voodoo off their backs.

Shannon commented before leaving for Alice Springs “it would be awesome if we could just have a clean run.”

“Hopefully this year we can turn it around. It has been a few different things each year. It’s the one race we haven’t had any luck in” he continued.

2006 was the last time the team tasted glory at Finke, pulling off a back to back victory to their 2005 win. Mechanical problems have plagued the team since, including a heart wrenching breakdown within site of the finish line.

The SR Racing Jimco has undergone a full maintenance check since round one and is now race prepared and on the road to Alice Springs.