Northern News : October 26th 2011
17 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 26, 2011 SPORT Tickets available from Turner Centre and online at ww w.centakeri.com Ph 09 407 0260 7.30pm, Fri 4th November 2011 at the Turner Centre $25 Adults; $20 Senior Citizens / Groups 6+ $5 Students (18 & under) Ph: 09-407-0260 to book TODAY www.centakeri.com Flying high: Darren Emm thrilling at ATV Nationals in Coolum, Australia. Darren and quad bike head back to Aussie Kaikohe Speedway mem- ber Darren Emm will represent New Zealand in the Australian Nationals this month. Darren and his part- ner Michaela are active members of Kaikohe Speedway, racing a Hol- den Commodore in the production grade. Although a speedway racer, Darren is more renowned for his quad ATV bike racing. Along with many other titles under his belt, Darren is currently Circle Track Racing Association of NZ No 1. He was one of four chosen to represent New Zealand in the Aust- ralian ATV Nationals held on October 1 and 2 at Coolum on a 2.9km long track with many obstacles and fields of up to 35 riders per grade. Team NZ earned places in the top 10 and Darren walked away with the title of No 5 in Australia. He will be heading back to Australia again to represent Team NZ and hopefully will become No 1. Kaikohe Speedway's next race meet is 1pm on October 30. Visit the club's web site www.kaikohecarclub.com for up-to-date information. Rear problem ends Lucy's leading position in rally Lucy unlucky: Team Dilusi loses out at rally of the north. ' When I heard the loud clunking noises coming from the rear of the car my heart sunk, I knew it was all over. ' Kingsley Thompson Team Dilusi GAME PLAN OVER Team Dilusi competed in their final rally of the year at last weekend's Rally of the North Saturday October 15. Team driver, Kerikeri local Kingsley Thompson and his Whangarei based co- driver Aaron Conaghan stuck to their game plan by storming their car Lucy through the very first stage, Oromahoe, to take a lead of 12 seconds. They then went on to convincingly win stage two, Kohukohu, and hold a 17 second lead- ing margin. Twenty kilometres into the next stage and their luck was about to change. With only two more stages to complete they suffered a broken rear differential and were unable to continue. When I heard the loud clunking noises coming from the rear of the car my heart sunk, I knew it was all over,'' a dejected Thompson says. Dylan Turner from Auckland took the over- all rally win. We are extremely happy with the pace we showed against a top class field in some very fast cars,'' Thompson says. We will continue to build on this as a spring board leading into next year's national championship, our ultimate goal is to win the national cham- pionship.'' The team is on the hunt for sponsors. Visit www.teamdilusi. co.nz if you are interested in going for a ride at race pace.
October 19th 2011
November 2nd 2011