Finke

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Klrdave650, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Klrdave650

    Klrdave650 Adventurer

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    Who’s going to finke...was there in 2014 plan on going again,leaving from brisbane
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  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    A heap... about 230... on the ktm rally will be there, myself included.
    The rally ends in Alice on the Friday of scruitineering.
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  3. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    I have been to the area many times but never the race but i have a tentative offer to fly out there this year so im a maybe. Though there may be 230 KTM riders waiting to beat me up when i get there...
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  4. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    Got a couple of mates racing Yam and Polaris side-by-sides as well as others on bikes, so at this stage it’ll be Finke for us to see them in and see them out then we’re off. Flying trip in 4WD’s
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  5. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Thinking of entering again
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  6. chicky

    chicky BMW Rider

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    You know you want to do it again........
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  7. Problem Child

    Problem Child Been here awhile

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    Yep, 3 bikes with support vehicle in tow this time. Son raced it in 2013 where I played chief cook, mechanic, & support vehicle driving down to Finke and back and therefore not getting the chance to see too much of the racing. Bring it on !!!
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  8. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    There's talk that he might even take the pannier racks off for this one!!
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  10. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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  11. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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  12. Angry Pete

    Angry Pete Yeah, whatever

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    God speed young man
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  13. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    Damn. RIP Daymon
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  14. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    Very sad and to young.
    Better that than whilst doing the gardening though.
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  15. motoxfox

    motoxfox Been here awhile

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    There is a dedicated thread here-
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/rip-daymon-stokie.1279460/#post-34208716

    Not sure if the general community here are up with the tragedy of it at this point in time.

    Daymon was involved in an incident during the running of the Deep Well Enduro Event
    held south of Alice Springs on Saturday Afternoon 27/1/18.
    Reports I've seen till now, do not go into the detail of Daymon's unfortunate accident.

    God Speed Daymon.
    Sincere condolences to all his Family, Friends & Acquaintance's.
    A tragic set of circumstances.
    And not what anyone would expect or want to hear.
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  16. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  17. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    Entries open tomorrow... Mon 29 Jan 2018 0900 CST
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  18. Russ

    Russ Long timer

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    Ride on Daymon.
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  19. kipo

    kipo South Australian Tiger Resistance Group

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    Entries have been postponed until Monday 12th Feb out of respect for the passing of Daymon Stokie
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  20. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    Nice tribute from FB

    Ride High Stokie | Message from the Finke Desert Race Club

    On the Australia Day long weekend in Alice Springs each year, the Alice Springs Motorcycle Club’s Deep Well Enduro heralds the start of the years racing calendar. Lots of the best riders doing what they love in oppressive heat on magic desert country. This year’s celebration of riding turned to devastation as Daymon Stokie, one of Alice Springs finest and hardest working desert racers was tragically killed in an accident.

    For those who didn’t know him, Daymon was at the top of his game and had worked hard to get there. He had competed in the Tatts Finke Desert Race on 7 occasions and worked his way up from a class placing in 2009, 5th outright in 2011 and other top 10 placements in 2012 and 2014. It was 2016 in my mind that was Daymon’s break out year when his talent and work saw him finish 4th outright in the Tatts Finke Desert Race. That alone was a significant achievement but this was the first year he broke 4 hours overall and he had just three of the best riders ahead of him. Two months later he was part of a pony express win in the Sporties 12 Hour. Daymon was then part of a Baja 1000 winning team in November 2016 before taking out the Gascoyne Dash in April 2017; the second time he had tasted victory there.

    The win at the ‘Gasdash’ was costly with him breaking a hand and needing surgery with screws inserted into his hand. It was less than 2 months to Finke 2017 and somehow he got to the start line. Daymon was third fastest in Prologue and second into Finke for the overnight stop. A short way into Day 2 Daymon hit the lead and never looked back. He rode through the intense pain of a swollen hand and made the race his. Daymon was the first local rider to win Finke in 11 years and his was an extremely popular win. He had joined an elite group numbering just 20 who had been crowned King of the Desert. I was lucky enough to stand on a stage with him last year to discuss his Finke win. I was mighty proud of him - as was all of Alice Springs.

    Daymon had many successes; I’ve only mentioned a few. To the other riders and spectators who assisted or witnessed the St John Ambulance staff working on Daymon, I urge you to speak to family and friends about what has happened. These tragedies affect people differently.

    Some will say that Deep Well will be remembered as the scene of tragedy. Others will make the trek to Deep Well in the future to visit this harsh yet beautiful site to remember this young man and celebrate his achievements in a sport he loved.

    On behalf of the Finke Desert Race committee, I extend our deepest sympathies to Daymon’s partner, his parents, brothers and sisters and extended family. Daymon was a member of the Finke family and many of them will be struggling to come to terms with the news.

    Antony Yoffa
    President
    Finke Desert Race
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