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The Tennant & District
Times is published
by Jasmin Afianos,
139 Paterson Street,
Tennant Creek NT
0860, and printed by
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Print Centre, 1
Darwin NT 0800.
12 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014
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TENNANT Creek Speedway Club ended
the season with some first class racing
in their annual Tennant Creek Title.
Competitors from Darwin, Alice Springs and
South Australia made the journey to try and take
out the 2014 Tennant Creek Title.
A field of seven Junior Sedans took to the track
wanting to claim victory.
Locals Jayden Giezendanner and Kayla Hooker
knew that racing was going to be fierce with the
likes of Lance Carew, Corey Greening, Lauchlan
Spilsbury, Shane Greening and Kooper Greig.
Most of these racers had competed throughout
the season together so they knew each other’s
For the racing fans out there the Juniors put on
a great show throughout the night. They may
be young and just learning but they showed the
crowd they knew how to race.
Lance Carew from Darwin clocked 93km on
the track and did the fastest lap time for the
night, 22.3 seconds.
This was even faster than the street stock driv-
ers so I am sure one day you will see this boy’s
name in lights.
His technique and ability to hold his line at
those speeds will take him far in racing.
Final results for the Junior Sedans: 1st Lance
Carew, 2nd Corey Greening and 3rd Jayden
Giezendanner. They were followed by Nick
Tregea, Lauchlan Spilsbury and Shane Green-
Kooper Greig and Kayla Hooker suffered some
car issues and did not finish.
With the fast action pace put on by the Junior
Sedans the big boys wanted to also put on a show
in the Street Stocks.
Throughout the heats it was a tussle between
Darwin, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.
Simon Spitzbath, 60-lapper title holder, wanted
to take it out so he could claim another title away
from the Tennant Creek boys.
Rod Berry and Justin Brumfield also familiar
with the Tennant Creek track were out to get
some action themselves and put on some great
performances in the heats.
The local boys were not going to give in to the
Brett Brooks in the Blue Smurf, Colin Fry
in the Bumble Bee, Alan Spence in the Black
Shadow and Shaun Jones in his Flagon Wagon,
were all up for the challenge.
All of the competitors had raced each other
throughout the year.
The finals were a mixture of very close racing
and whose car could last.
Five cars started the race and it was some very
close racing between all positions.
The local crowd were on their feet cheering for
Brett Brooks as he challenged Simon Spitzbath
for first place.
To the excitement of the crowd Brett managed
to take Simon and hold onto first place.
The Blue Smurf had done its job and took out
the Tennant Creek Title.
Quickest lap time was from Brett Brooks in a
time of 22.65.
Final placings: 1st Brett Brooks, 2nd Simon
Spitzbath and 3rd Shaun Jones, the Flagon
Wagon had lasted enough laps to take out third
A huge thank you to everyone for all the sup-
port throughout the year.
Thank you to the drivers from out of town
travelling and putting on some great competi-
Thank you to the local supporters that venture
out to watch each meet.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers and
sponsors throughout the year.
Last but not least, thank you to the Tennant &
See you all next year for more exciting racing.
By KAREN HARLAN
By SEAN CLANCY
Speedway season ends with first-class racing
TC Primary takes out Cross Country Cup
TENNANT Creek Primary has taken out top honours in
this year’s regional Cross Country Cup just ahead of Alek-
arenge and Canteen Creek.
Ten schools from around the Barkly region participated in last term’s
four-round competition over a distance of 2.4 kilometres.
Students and teachers earned points for their school by walking, jog-
ging or running around a course in their community once a fortnight.
Bonus points were also awarded each round for the fastest student
time around the region and the school with the most participating staff.
The variety in courses around the Barkly region really highlighted the
beautiful landscape we are surrounded by. Neutral Junction students
ran a bumpy course over a dry creek bed, Epenarra students ran a flat
and dusty course, and Stirling students ran a road race around their
Matao Bonney-Smith from Tennant Creek Primary set the regional
Primary record for future years with his final round run of 10 minutes
and 5 seconds.
Matthew Green collected bonus points for the fastest time in each of
the four rounds, and set the Secondary record at a blistering 9 minutes
and 10 seconds.
Canteen Creek earned bonus points for having the most active staff
throughout this program and set a healthy example for students.
Families looking to do the same and get active together in Tennant
Creek could use the bike track to Lake Mary Ann Dam for a walk,
ride or jog!
Inter School Sport this term has shifted to a modified Dodgeball
tournament with ten participating schools.
Cross Country will be back in schools next year and will be used to
identify and select a squad of students to represent the Barkly region
at the Northern Territory Championships in Darwin.
ON TIME: Students from Alekarenge monitored improvements in their times throughout the Cross
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