Home' Tennant and District Times : 2016-1216 TDT Contents 14 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER 2016
By KAREN HARLAN
l Jayden Geizendanner (right) was presented with the Josh Reid Memorial Trophy by Josh’s mother Fiona (centre) and his brother Brodie (left).
TENNANT Creek Speedway
Season came to a close a
month ago with some fast ac-
tion on the track.
Competitors from Darwin, Alice
Springs, Tennant Creek and even
Kununurra came to claim the Tennant
Creek Title .
Junior Sedans were down in numbers
but they made it up in determination
on the track.
Xavier, newcomer to Tennant Creek
track, showed that he could handle the
track along with the rest.
Only in his first season racing he
went up against local boys Jayden
Geizendanner, Jack Yates and Michael
Jayden was eager for the title as this
was his last chance in a Junior Sedan
to claim it, next year you will see him
in the Street Stocks.
The others were not going to let him
take it so easily though. Jack Yates
had some engine issues in first heat
and alas couldn’t race the rest of the
This left it down to Michael and
Xavier to take on Jayden.
Xavier did some excellent racing
against the two more experienced
boys and my bets are that he will be a
huge contender next year.
Michael on his second season tried
his hardest to hold Jayden out but
Jayden had the grunt behind him,
allowing him to take out all the heats
and claim victory in the feature race.
In true fashion Jayden showed his
appreciation to all his supporters over
the years by doing a few doughies on
Great finish to your Junior Sedan
Career in Tennant Creek buddy.
The Formula 500s were all about
the new kid on the block against the
more experienced driver of Tennant
Justin Hooker was out to show Jamie
Fry that he knew this track better and
wanted the title.
In the first heat Justin had that for-
mula really moving around the track,
with Jamie eating his dust.
Jamie made a come back in second
heat with Justin having some issues
with his car.
The feature race was also fast ac-
tioned paced, with Justin holding out
Jamie for the entire race and claiming
the chequered flag.
Street Stocks also did not disappoint
on the night.
With contenders from Darwin,
Alice and Kununurra it was going to
be tough for local drivers to take the
Jamie Yate and Kerrin Geizendan-
ner returned to racing and tried their
hardest to complete. Jamie had issues
with his motor and had to retire much
to the crowd’s disappointment.
Kerrin came out in the first heat and
gave it his all but did not compete for
the rest of the night.
This left Col Fry and Allan Spence
to battle it out for Tennant Creek for
but out of towners were not having a
bar of it in the final.
Thomas and Loretta Berry, who are
basically local racers, also travelled
from Alice Springs to contend.
Alas Loretta had a bit of a bingle
and did not finish. Darwin contingent
Justin Brumfield, Scott Bradbury and
Simon Spitzbarth were here to give it
their all and give it their all they did.
There was one contender though that
travelled great distances to join the
crew, Russell Gunn from Kununurra.
Well tell you what he lived up to his
name in the feature.
As an outsider competing against
racers that had raced at Tennant Creek
Speedway he was not going to be
Russell came out and put the pressure
on the others.
The track was not an easy one, com-
petitors had to deal with a dusty track
and then a very slippery muddy track.
This did not seem to worry Justin
though as he took out the title with
some classic racing, followed by Rus-
sell and then Scott.
This night was also dedicated to the
Josh Reid Memorial. Josh loved his
speedway and his family have been
involved in the local speedway for
A candlelight vigil was held at half
time and funds were raised for the
Ronald McDonald House. Thank you
Fiona, Troy, Tori and Brodie for letting
us share a special moment with you on
the night, remembering and sharing
memories of Josh.
It was only fitting that Jayden Gei-
zendanner was presented with the
Josh Reid Memorial trophy for his
great sportsmanship and dedication
to Junior Sedans this year.
See you all next year on May Day
weekend for some more action packed
Speedway ends season with fast action on the track
WORLD ranked darts professional Kyle Anderson
won the Golden Nugget Darts Competition played in
Tennant Creek recently.
He won the prized gold nugget as well as cash in the Open
The Western Australian has been playing in England and was
back on home turf to deal with a visa issue when he took the
opportunity to contest the Golden Nugget.
Since he is married to a Tennant Creek woman, Tara Gorlick,
it was a good opportunity to catch up with family in town.
The competition, which carries a prize pool of $15,000 spon-
sored by the Memo Club, attracted players from throughout
the Territory, Western Australia, Mount Isa, Victoria and New
Tennant Creek Memorial Club manager JB said there were 75
registered players, 14 of them women - several of whom are
amongst the best female players in Australia.
Locals included Darrell Logue, Alan Spence, Alan Scott, Alan
Holland, Andy Dowling and Daniel Stephens (Ribsy) who
teamed up with Kyle Anderson in the Pro-Am competition to
take second place.
The annual Golden Nugget Darts Competition includes four
sections for both men and women - the Open Singles, Pro-Am,
Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
World ranked Anderson takes out Golden Nugget darts comp
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