SA TROTS - 2022 ADC Driver Profile - Rohan Hillier
TASMANIAN horseman Rohan Hillier will complete one of his career goals when he travels to South Australia next week.
While a journey across Bass Strait is a worthy excursion, the trip to the mainland is only a tool towards Hillier’s milestone moment.
Limited to just 24 hours, Hillier’s time in SA is to enable him to represent Tasmania in the Australian Drivers’ Championship at Globe Derby on Saturday night.
“It’s the first time I will be representing Tasmania and is something I have wanted to do,” Hillier said. “I’m humbled to be given the opportunity and hopefully can do the state proud.”
Hillier will be joined by fellow Tasmanian Conor Crook as the pair clash against some of the nation’s best including defending champion – West Australian superstar Gary Hall junior.
The line-up also includes formers champions, Queensland’s Pete McMullen and local hero, Wayne Hill.
Although he will don the Tassie silks, Crook has relocated to Victoria.
“I’m looking forward to being in Adelaide and taking part in the series,” Hillier said. “Luck plays a huge role in these kinds of series, so I’ll just have to see how well the chips fall my way on the night.
“I’d say the locals are the ones to beat as they drive the track all the time and would have a better understanding of the form.”
Each competitor is scheduled contest eight races, with the winner to be decided on points accumulated throughout the night.
Along with bragging rights as Australian champion, the winner will be given strong consideration when determining who will represent Australia in next year’s World Driving Championship in Italy.
- PAUL COURTS