Reidy Primed for Finke Desert Race

After a disappointing result last year, Danny Reidy is excited about his return to tackle this June Long Weekend’s 2012 Finke Desert Race that will be held in his home town of Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

This year Reidy has teamed up with co-driver Phil Anderson, who is a former Northern Territory Speedway Sidecar champion, and the pair is aiming to be more than just making up the numbers in the ‘Truck’ class.

“I’m confident that we can go for our class win and hopefully challenge for a top 10 finish overall,” Reidy enthused on the eve of contesting his third Finke Desert Race. “We had some fuel issues last year, but since then we’ve learnt a lot about the truck, both on and off the track, and feel that we have a good enough package to be competitive from the outset.”

Since last year’s Finke Desert Race with co-driver and best mate Daniel Hayes, which came to a premature end due to ongoing fuel issues, Reidy has contested numerous off road events on the east coast of the country, and it brought plenty of positive signs.

The Finke Desert Race, regarded as the biggest off road event in Australia, is held over three days, which includes Prologue on Saturday (June 9), followed by day one on Sunday (June 10) and then the second and final day on Monday (June 11). The event begins at Alice Springs on Saturday and then it’s a 226km journey to Finke. The second and final day is another 226km journey from Finke back to Alice Springs.

To find out more about the Finke Desert race visit their official website:

As part of their end of season merchandise clearance sale, Reidy is offering the Reidy Racing team hoodies for just $25. All sizes are available, which includes youth. Aside from hoodies, the Reidy Racing team is also offering their flexfit caps for just $15. The sizes remaining are small and medium. The small / medium flexfit caps, 56 to 58cm, are also suitable for kids and youths. All prices do not include postage and handling. To purchase your Reidy Racing team merchandise, visit the team website’s online store or contact Danny direct via email You can also pick up your merchandise from the team’s race truck at the track.

Reidy would like to thank, Desert Palms Resort – Alice Springs, Camden Neon Signs, P&M Motor Body Repairs, Gonzo’s Race Pipes, and Inglis Race Engines for all of their 2011/12 season support.