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Records roll at Sunline Speedway
RECORDS tumbled at Sunline
Speedway with 13 records established or
broken during the night.
Lightning sprints and Formula 500s had
the first run since the track was reconfigured,
while street stocks finally had some caution-
free racing to get on the record sheets.
Super sedans raced a round of the coun-
try series and started the night earlier than
expected as the track was still tacky after hot
Unfortunately after track packing Jamie
Agius was a non starter for heat one and only
five cars started.
The heat race was soon down to four with
the mid race retirement of Steve Schwarz.
Kym Hammerstein took the heat win from
Darren Allen and Mark Sheen.
Heat two had better track conditions and
this was reflected in the eight laps completed
27 seconds quicker than the earlier heat. Sheen
took the win to get his name in the record
book, second was Hammerstein ahead of
Agius, Sheen and Cindy McCarthy.
The feature race was over 12 laps. From the
start Sheen led Aguis and they battled hard
until an unsuccessful attempt from Agius to
go around the outside of turn two resulted in
a slight tag of the wall.
This allowed Hammerstein into second
and a few laps later Agius pulled infield and
retired. Hamerstein was then able to get a good
run exiting turn four and passing Sheen into
turn one to claim the lead.
From there the race remained uneventful
with Hammerstein winning, and establishing
a 12-lap record from Sheen and Allen.
Junior sedans were racing in support of
beyondblue and had a slightly different format
to the night's racing.
The girls and boys were put in separate
heats before an all-in feature race.
The girls' two heat races were battles be-
tween Paige Goldsack-Gwynne and Ashley
McEwin, with a heat win and a second place
finish to each.
It was a similar story with the boys with
Josh McEwin getting a first and a second with
Nathan Thorne claiming a first and a third.
Lightning sprints were contesting night one
of the Des James Memorial as well as the final
night of the King of the Riverland.
The night was a dominant one for Nick
Hall, who claimed both heat wins as well as
the pole shuffle to set the grid for the feature.
The pocket rockets that are the modlites
were back to entertain the crowd with seven
drivers in attendance.
After many years of building race cars, it
seems as though Mick Lewis has found anoth-
er talent as a racer.
Lewis went on to win comfortably while
Adams finished third.
The usual suspects of Trevor and Marty
Raams, John Burton and Tony Schmidt were
joined by Kelsey Allen and David Haseldine in
the Modified Sedans.
It was an enjoyable night for Schmidt who
won both the heat races and started the feature
from pole position.
The street stocks are always entertaining.
Darren Flatman got his name in the record
book early after winning heat one, but that
time was soon eclipsed by Cade Cox, who won
heat two with a time two seconds quicker.
The next meeting at Sunline Speedway will
be on April 11 with the running of the South
Australian Late Model Title.
Also on the program will be Round 4 of the
Robert Gwynne Memorial Track Champion-
ship for junior sedans, super sedans, Formula
500s, modified sedans, street stocks, modlites
as well as the Figure 8 Ramp Race.
For more information people can call Rob
Stevens on 0412 474 289 or visit the Sunline
Speedway website or Facebook page.
WAIKERIE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Wednesday, March 4
Winner: K. Lehmann 40pts,
runner-up: G. Smith 39pts,
third: P. Stinger 39pts.
Oxford Landing longest
drive: H. Moyle.
Noble Road Wines nearest
to the pin: R. Thompson.
Ladies comp: K. Watkins
Saturday, March 7
Division one winner: D.
Fechner nett 70, runner-up:
J. Schumann nett 721,
third: G. Bald nett 72.
Division two winner: C.
Fechner nett 71, runner-up:
A. Nicholson nett 71, third:
D. Broome nett 74.
Ladies winner: Chris Fridd
Oxford Landing longest
drive: J. Thomas, J. Quinn.
Noble Road Wines nearest
to the pin: G. Strauss, C.
IN the final round of the
Riverland baseball season
Waikerie Black Sox took on
Berri two and Berri one in
a double-header at home on
The Black Sox needed to win at
least one game to secure a position
in the top two in B grade, giving
the side a double chance heading
The home side took to the field
with a number of players. But
Black Sox started the match with
solid hitting and speed between
the bases from Damian Stevens,
ending the innings with one run.
Berri came out strong in the
bottom of the first and evened the
score with strong fielding from
Berri two stole the game from
Waikerie in the second innings.
The team piled on seven runs
in an innings marred with poor
choices and fielding from the home
side. Waikerie scored five runs in
the top of the third, but it wasn't
enough to get the team over the
The experienced Warriors side
put the game out of reach at the
bat and the side is likely to finish
on top of the B grade ladder.
The game had 16 safe hits, with
10 of the hits to Waikerie, however
the side was unable to convert
them into runs when it counted.
Waikerie then took on Berri
one in a tough game against one of
the best teams in the league.
The Black Sox fielded the same
side that played the earlier game
against Berri two.
Berri piled on seven runs in the
first two innings.
Warriors' Steven Goldspink put
in an exceptional performance on
the mound and with the bat. He
shut down Waikerie's offence only
allowing two safe hits and four
strikeouts. He also had two safe
hits of his own.
Berri two d Waikerie 11-6.
Safe Hits: Berri two - Jason Bowers 3,
Tony Halupka, Tyson Renshaw and Dom
Waikerie: Ian Clarke 3, Ben Leahy 2,
Damian Stevens, Anton Barrow, Tim O'Hara,
Lachie Seabrook and Gav Briscoe 1.
Berri one d Waikerie 18-3.
Safe hits: Berri one: Paul Reid, Anton Cook
3, Steven Goldspink, Brad Rozenzweig 2,
Nick Kuhn, Jesse Frazer, Mitch Crosbie
and Kris Taylor 1.
Waikerie: Ian Clarke 2, Gavin Wilson and
Ben Leahy 1.
Waikerie will now play in the finals at
Glassey Park, Berri next week.
Waikerie’s tough run to ﬁnals
WAIKERIE'S Gavin Briscoe playing against Berri two on Friday night.
PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
WAIKERIE High School
students competed in the
state SSSA triathlon trials
and the come and try
events at West Lakes.
For many students it was
the first time they had par-
ticipated in such an event. It
was fantastic to see each of
them give their best efforts and
represent themselves and the
school with pride.
Rachel Filmore was a stand-
out performance placing third
in the intermediate girls event.
Participants: Senior boys,
swim, Brayden Rigby, bike,
Barry Cavanagh, run, Tristan
Geehman; senior girls, swim,
Lana Woollatt, bike, Tegan
Griffiths, run, Chloe Linke; in-
termediate boys, swim, Declan
Sidhu, bike, Jack Burgemeis-
ter, run, Jarrad Bee, swim,
Asher Whitehead, bike, Tylar
Edwards-Lambe, run, Dylan
Krane, swim, Joseph White-
head, bike, Clayton Hollamby,
run, Taran Brock; intermedi-
ate girls, swim, Tamika John-
son, bike, Rachel Filmore, run,
Trinity Schmidt, swim, Kelly
Brooke, bike, Connie Griffiths,
run, Laney West.
Junior Girls State Trials: Connie Grif-
fiths, 14th; senior girls: Tegan Grif-
fiths, seventh; come and try: Lana
Woollatt, eighth; intermediate boys:
Taran Brock, fourth; come and try:
Joseph Whitehead, 11th, Clayton Hol-
lamby, 12th, Barry Cavanagh, 13th.
Intermediate girls come and try:
Rachel Filmore, third.
Students compete in come
and try triathlon at West Lakes
WAIKERIE High School student Clayton Hollamby
participates in the come and try triathlon in Adelaide.
TYLAR Edwards-Lambe in the bike challenge of the
ERROL MATSCHOSS MOTOR
Errol Matschoss Motors
10 Ian Oliver Drive, Waikerie PH: 8541 2055
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