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PETER Dunk and Kirsten Thomas won the
Lake Bonney Yacht Club's handicap series third
heat on Saturday.
Stormy conditions greeted the sailors on arrival,
but they has passed by the 2pm race start.
Dunk and Thomas won the catamarans event from
Ellen and Belinda Cale got off to a brilliant start to
win the pacers race.
Miscellaneous catamarans: 1. P. Dunk/K. Thomas; 2. J.
Eshman; 3. S. Thomas.
Miscellaneous monohulls: 1. E. Cale/B. Cale; 2. J. Duffin; 3.
J. Ridley/L. Huser.
Sail win to Dunk, Thomas
SWIMMING SEASON STARTS: The Riverland swimming season kicked off with the Loxton Open on Friday, when the home side won the competition. A Berri Swimming Club
spokesperson said the final scores were Loxton 242, Renmark 223, Berri 214 and Waikerie 116. However, an official report was yet to be received before deadline. Waikerie will
host other Riverland clubs for a swimming competition on Saturday, December 13. For more details, phone Ross Rigby on 0401 143 390. Pictured (above, from left) are swimmers
Ebony Mader, Tony Whitehead and Joel Fillmore representing Waikerie at last week's Loxton Open.
Rivmics Dance end-of-year presentations
her 10 years at
SUNLINE Speedway's 2014/15 season
commenced in impressive fashion on
Saturday night, with perfect weather
conditions greeting a strong crowd.
The 360 Sprintcars made a welcome re-
turn to the venue with round four of the SA
Transport Warehouse Solutions State Series,
along with the Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils
Gold Cup Stampede.
Drivers contested two rounds of heats,
with the fastest drivers from the rear.
Track conditions were challenging, with
position being vital as passing was difficult.
Brendan Quinn won his two heats, while
Nicole Hill and Brendon Guerin claimed a
heat win each.
The top six point scorers then advanced to
a one-on-one, two-lap pole shuffle to determine
the starting order for the feature.
Controversy ruled when Guerin was
deemed to have jumped the start against Hill,
but this was only announced after the end of
the two laps, allowing Hill to stay on track and
take on Sam Putland. However, Putland got on
the power too early at their start and, without
receiving any warning, was sent infield.
Hill survived a challenge from Jamie Hen-
dry but was finally eliminated by Dan Evans.
The battle for pole position was between
Evans and Quinn. While Evans led early,
Quinn found a way around to claim pole for
the 25-lap feature.
From the green, Quinn pulled away and
built a comfortable gap over Evans and Jamie
The main battle in the early laps was for
fifth place, with Daniel Pestka being chal-
lenged by Putland. This soon became a three-
way battle for fourth as the pair caught Hill
around lap eight.
By the 11th, Quinn had caught lapped traf-
fic and began to work his way through without
Three laps later, Evans caught the same
lapped traffic after managing to gap Jamie
While Evans appeared to struggle to find
a way through, Quinn kept his foot down and
was able to win by almost half a lap.
Evans hung on for second ahead of Hendry
in third and Hill in fourth.
Junior Sedans had a boost in numbers
with some late nominations because
of wet weather cancelling the Murray Bridge
Eleven drivers took to the track for round
one of the Robert Gwynne Memorial Track
Once again, it looked like the Thorne
brothers of Heath and Nathan would be tough
to beat this season, with a heat win to each.
While Heath started the 12-lap feature from
pole, sharing the front row with Josh Gwynne,
Nathan started from position eight, as the
late-nominated cars were placed at the rear of
Heath started to pull a gap on the field
while Nathan made his way through the field
and was soon into second position.
With four laps remaining, Gwynne got
loose coming out of turn two and was T-boned
by Paige Goldsack-Gwynne, the force of the
impact momentarily causing the cars to be
The restart lasted two laps before Dylan
Richter spun, causing another restart and the
race to finish with a two-lap dash.
Despite heavy pressure, Heath was able to
hold off Nathan for the win, while an impres-
sive drive from Sunline debutant Cheyanne
Richter Uren saw her claim third from Gold-
Modlites made their racing debut at the
venue, with four drivers competing
for the honour of inaugural race and feature
Phil Forrestal ended his night early during
the first heat, and remained absent because of
Cory Hodgson had a strong debut, claiming
both heat races and the feature in a well-pre-
sented car that had many in the crowd eager
to know more about the new class.
Second was Ty Forrestal, while Nathan Lew-
is was unable to complete the feature because
of a throttle issue after earlier showing that he
would be someone to watch in the future.
Wingless Sprints originally had six
cars nominated to compete, but only
three were able to take to the track.
Keir Doe claimed the first heat win in a
cloud of smoke, and it was no surprise when
he was absent for the rest of the night, suffer-
ing engine issues. This left Keanan Catford
and Mark Martin to contest the remaining
heat and feature, with Catford being success-
ful in both of these races.
Modified Sedans had three drivers en-
tered, with Tony Schmidt and John
Burton claiming a heat win each during the
Schmidt comfortably claimed the feature
ahead of Burton and Adam Haseldine.
Four drivers competed in Super Sedans,
with Steve Schwarz and Kym Hammer-
stein winning a heat race each.
Schwarz was set to start the feature from
pole, but was a non-starter because of a fuel
issue with his car.
Paul Blenkiron started from pole and took
the win, despite a late race restart after Ham-
Darren Allen was unable to finish after it
appeared that something let go in the rear of
his car and retired.
After a change to the track size in the
off season, all track records have been
reset and therefore the fastest times from the
night will now go into the records book.
All of the existing records will be main-
tained on the Sunline Speedway website as a
piece of history.
The next meeting at the Sunline Speed-
way is on the Australia Day long week-
end -- Sunday, January 25.
Headlining the meeting will be the Wally
Francombe Memorial for Super Sedans and
the second round of the Robert Gwynne Me-
morial Track Championship for Junior Se-
dans -- along with support from Late Models,
AMCAs, Wingless Sprints, Modified Sedans,
Street Stocks, V8 Dirt Modifieds and a Jump
Race to conclude the meeting.
To contact the promoters, phone Rob
Stevens and Jen Lemar on 0412 474 289.
Keep an eye on the Sunline Speedway
Facebook page and website for further infor-
Sizzling start to speedway season
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