The South Eastern Times : November 13th 2014
SPORT 35 Thrills and spills at Millicent Show Tight racing as lights come on for successful stadium cross event FOX LAURIE WITH a final entry of more than riders, last Friday’s annual eagle Memorial Millicent Show motorcycle stadium cross again attracted strong spectator support for the big program of junior and senior races. Organised by the Mount Gambier Junior Motor Cycle Club, the promotion was most successful with all classes having three heats to finalise their results, the final round run under lights and culminating with the 15 lap Dale Teagle Memorial feature for senior competitors. Tipped to go well again, regular challenger Daniel Banks from Keith showed top form with unbeaten runs in the MX1 Senior Experts to be first overall but could not add victory in the Teagle feature. Despite making a flying start and collecting the Janeway Plumbing “Holeshot” award, Banks was forced to drop back after a minor incident in the early stages of the big race, handing the prestigious first to the brilliant Lachlan Davis from the Victorian Shipwreck Coast Club. Completing the placings, the MRA’s Aaron Hart from Adelaide finished second ahead of his clubmate Jordan Waters and Colac’s Luke Nowell, first of the clubman riders. Confirming their outstanding abilities, Davis, Hart and Waters also filled the minor placings in that order behind Banks in the MX1 Experts where others to go well included Horsham’s Jacob Williams, the Portland duo of James Clay and Marcus Alexander, and Mount Gambier’s Kent Collins. Despite the hot conditions and strong wind not being ideal for riders to tackle the track with its many jumps, practice moved into gear at 2pm and ran through without problem thanks to the weather gradually moderating and much improved by the time for the start of the actual racing. This allowed two full rounds to be completed in daylight prior to a break and the show fireworks display after which the final round was held under lights leading to the 15 lap feature. In the juniors, there were two classes for riders of 13-16 years was only one point away, his two seconds and a third leaving him clear of Mount Gambier’s Riely Knightly and Tane Wastell and Portland’s Solly Marshall. There were two small 65cc classes, the 7-9 years going to Blue Rock’s Phoenix James from local Jack Knightly and Shipwreck’s Chad Bell while the 10-12 years brought a Mount Gambier win, Riely Knightly scoring from clubmate Jesse Heemskerk, Shipwreck’s Jett Bell and local Brooke Marcus. Mount Gambier riders were prominent in the Division 2 50cc where Bailey Marcus with two firsts and a second, headed Will Carpenter from Tea Tree Gully and locals Davey Gear, Jobe Janeway, Will von Stanke and Craig Baker with South Coast’s Brock Symons completing the field In addition to the Expert and Feature events already mentioned, there were three other classes for seniors. The well supported MX2 250cc Clubman produced plenty of high flying action from its strong field of locals and visitors with triple heat winner Portland’s Kane Rogers proving too good for the Shipwreck four of Will McGinley, Angus Francis, Jamie Young and Karl Claridge, local Ryan White and Colac’s Brad McGee. Also with a strong field, the MX1 Clubman Open saw unbeaten Colac rider Luke Nowell too good for flying local Adrian Childs, Shipwreck’s Corey Hawkes, Mount Gambier’s Hamish Barker and Michael James from Blue Rock while others to go all in a spectacular category included locals Cameron Barker, Jake Brown, Zac Grayand Jacob Gurney. HARD AND FAST: Zac Gray (left) trails Hamish Barker into a turn at the Millicent Show Stadium Cross. Picture: STEVE GRAY with the 100 to 150cc two strokes going to Portland’s Jarrod Reed who won all three heats to beat Jamie Kinna from the Shipwreck Coast and two MRA competitors, Travis Edwards and Brad Hewitt. For those with the larger 200 to 250cc fourstrokes, Horsham’s Cory Watts had tight battles with MRA riders Luke Brandt and Hewitt, Watts with a win and two seconds finally finishing just one point ahead of Brandt with WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 13 0418am 1.1 0940am 0.6 0353pm 0.6 0828pm 0.4 Friday 14 0452am 1 1025am 0.6 1245pm 0.6 0858pm 0.5 Saturday 15 0135am 0.9 1127am 0.6 1241pm 0.6 0459pm 0.6 Sunday 16 0535am 0.8 0513pm 0.5 - Max 32°C Min 14°C Late Shower Chance of Rain - 70% UV: High Thursday Max 17°C Min 12°C Rain Chance of Rain -70% UV: Extreme Friday Chance of Rain - 70% UV: Very High Max 16°C Min 7°C Possible Shower Saturday Chance of Rain - 80% UV: Very High Max 18°C Min 8°C Possible Shower Sunday Max 19°C Min 10°C Possible Shower Chance of Rain - 90% Monday Friday Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching 31 to 36. Friday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 17 and 20. Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18. Coastal: Thursday Winds East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell Southwesterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Friday Winds South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 651038 The South Eastern Times, Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 35 ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 13 0430am 1.1 0952am 0.9 0405pm 0.6 0840pm 0.4 Friday 14 0504am 1 1037am 0.6 1257pm 0.6 0910pm 0.5 Saturday 15 0535am 0.9 1139am 0.6 1253pm 0.6 0511pm 0.6 Sunday 16 0557am 0.8 0525pm 0.5 - Thursday 13th Sunrise 5:50 Friday 14th Saturday 15th Sunday 16th Sunrise 5:49 Sunrise 5:48 Sunrise 5:47 - - - Sunset 7:55 Sunset 7:56 Sunset 7:57 Sunset 7:58 - - - two firsts and a fourth and Hewitt with three thirds. Others to go well included Nicholas Davis from Shipwreck, Millicent’s Josh Kain and Matthew Hill from Horsham in the 12 strong field. Also featuring 12 starters, the 12-16 years 85-150f class brought another win for Horsham with Bailey Malkiewicz having a win and two seconds to score from Reed with a second and two thirds and Watts with two firsts but a non-finish in heat two while Colac’s Davin Bartlett and Renmark’s Jack Staunton were only one point each further back in an exciting contest. For younger riders in the 85-150f group, the 9-12 years went to Colac’s Jack McGee whose two firsts and a second left him safely ahead of local Tyler Cracknell with a first and two thirds while Deegan Kinna from Shipwreck Completing the program, six Over 35s contested the Veterans where South Coast’s Craig Bennett won all three heats to be best from Portland’s Eddie Brown with three seconds and Mount Gambier’s Damian Dixon with three thirds followed by Peter Lovell from Portland, Daryl Stephens from Morgan and local Tony Wayland. Always anxious to be part of the show at Millicent, the non-racing little beginners on the 50cc automatics were given three runs with Jett Lovell, Jordan Heemskerk, Tate Smith, Adison Perryman, Jobe Janeway, Jackson Rossi, Riley Ellis, Brayden Habets, Rhys White and Ollie Gear all enjoying their outings in front of the big crowd.
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