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Round five of the Championship Off Road Racing season brought some of the best racing yet as the series’ top drivers battled for every position on the track. On a day that had hotly contested races in both the Pro 2 and Pro 4 classes, the Pro 4 Jason Baldwin Memorial Cup Pro 4 race [...]

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