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2021 Tatts Finke Desert Race Kicks Off With Scrutineering And Method Race Wheels Prologue

The Tatts Finke Desert Race is a two day race from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) Community.  It was originally a “there and back” challenge for a group of motorcycle riders which turned into the Finke Desert Race after the rides success in 1976.  The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, the second weekend in June, and is known as the largest event in the Northern Territory.  4-wheel vehicles were introduced to the race in 1988 after its increasing popularity.

The race was canceled last year along with many other events. But now Finke is back stronger than ever featuring new partners such as Method Race Wheels, the official wheel of the 2021 Finke Desert Race. Method is also the title sponsor of the prologue which is officially called the Method Race Wheels Prologue.

Method Race Wheels Prize Money

  • Outright Prologue Winner – $5000
  • Outright UTV Prologue Winner – $2500
  • Outright Bike Prologue Winner – Set of Methods for their vehicle
  • Outright Quad Prologue Winner – Set of Methods for their vehicle
  • Each of the four winners will also receive a Method Race Wheels Trophy

Scrutineering photos:

This years race will have over 750 bike and car competitors.  Method Race Wheels is supporting four athletes: Toby Price driving his new Mitsubishi Triton Trick Truck, Mick Magher in the TSCO Trick Truck, Ryan Taylor in the Tatum Pro Buggy and Greg Campbell in the Method Race Wheels Can-Am.

Method Race Wheels will be transmitting content (Instagram Stories, Photos, Videos) through their satellite equipped Ford F-250 built by Race Wheels Australia.

See more Finke content including vehicle features at the Method Race Wheels website.  We will have daily coverage of the event here on Race-dezert.com along with extended coverage on the Method Race Wheels website.

Event Schedule

  • Scrutineering- Friday June 11th
  • Method Wheels Prologue- Saturday June 12th
  • Race Day 1- Sunday June 13th
  • Race Day 2- June 14th

Toby Price – Mitsubishi Triton Trick Truck:

Ryan Taylor – Tatum Pro Buggy

Mick Magher – TSCO Trick Truck

Greg Campbell – Method Race Wheels Can Am

Method Race Wheels Chase Truck:

Scrutineering live stream replay: