Home' Tennant and District Times : 2017-0728 TDT Contents 16 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 28 JULY 2017
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printed by Peter Baldwin,
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The Tennant & District
Times is published
by Jasmin Afianos,
139 Paterson Street,
Tennant Creek NT
0860, and printed by
NT News - Darwin
Print Centre, 1
Darwin NT 0800.
By KAREN HARLAN
JUSTIN Brumfield (pictured) once again
dominated the Speedway’s annual Ten-
nant Creek 60 Lapper last weekend.
With 11 drivers nominating from NT and SA,
it was a question of who could last the distance.
My money was on the young guns Zig, Zag,
Zoom AKA Bronte Fowler, Jake Koivumaki
and Jayden Giezendanner.
Early in the first heat Jayden (Zoom) and Jake
(Zag) showed they were up to the challenge,
Zoom taking out the first heat and Zag coming
third against two of the favourites Brumfield and
local drive Jamie Yates.
Zoom lived up to his name zooming around
the track flat out and consistently holding his
line, not letting any other driver near him the
Bronte was up next for the young guns but it
was local favourite Allan Spence AKA Black
Shadow that took the lead early in the race.
Black Shadow roared around the track but alas
it did not last, blowing a gear box Allan had to
pull in field half way through the heat.
This opened up the field for Rod Berry, Sam
Brumfield and Simon Spitzbarth. Alice vs Dar-
win vs South Australia.
Sam became a bit too eager and caused a yel-
low, sending him rear of field.
This opened it up for Simon to take the lead and
he held it flat till that chequered flag was given.
Not to be outdone Sam Brumfield made it
known in the next heat he had the experience
to keep up.
Ripping it around the track in the bumblebee
car Sam outraced the others to take the che-
Throughout the heats all drivers showed they
had the goods but it was down to how far they
could push their cars.
Caleb Gott, Shaun Jones and Allan Spence all
were out before the first 30 laps began.
With Simon Spitzbarth getting pole it was go-
ing to be all bets off.
Justin Brumfield started out of second followed
by Sam, Rod Berry, Jamie Yates, Jake Koivu-
maki, Jayden Spitzbarth and Bronte Fowler.
By first lap Brumfield showed why he was the
reigning champion of the 60 lapper.
Taking the lead early he powered ahead of
the rest of the field taking out the first 30 laps,
leaving the rest of the field to fight out for their
starting point in the final 30 laps.
With Berry and Flower out after the first 30
laps it was down to six cars.
Brumfield was followed by Sam, Spitzbarth
Giezendanner was on the track to start but was
overcome by engine failure and could not com-
mence the first 30 laps.
It was down to Zag to do it for the younger
Once that green flag was dropped Brumfield
powered to the front, with Sam close behind.
Local Yates manoeuvred into third followed
by Spitzbarth and Koivumaki.
Spitzbarth battled it out with Sam for a couple
of laps before making a move under Sam.
Once in second Yates put on the pressure to
Brumfield, chasing that elite first position.
Brumfield held his line ensuring Yates didn’t
get the chance.
Yates then took the high road and gave Sam
the opportunity to come back under him, taking
the second spot off himself.
It was like cat and mouse between Yates and
Sam for the 30 laps.
In the rear of the field Spitzbarth and Yates
battled it out for third and fourth but alas Zag
was unable to race on three wheels.
In spectacular fashion, Koivumaki didn’t
realise he had lost a wheel, which was quiet
obvious to the crowd as the wheel was rolling
around the track, and kept on racing.
Either that car handles real well or he was in
With rolling start, after the yellow, it was Justin
followed by Sam, Yates and Spitzbarth.
All these drivers had the experience and quick
cars to take out first place.
It was once again Brumfield who took the
lead, leaving again Sam and Yates to battle it
out for second.
Brumfield held it all the way home and showed
why he was King of the 60 Lapper.
Sam took out second place, Yates third and
Brumfield celebrated his win with a few dough-
ies infield and a burnout in the dirt.
He wielded the brand new trophy, which was fit
for the King, donated by the Fry family.
Once again we would like to thank our sup-
Justin Hooker returned to the track in his
It must have been a night for tyres as once again
in spectacular fashion he lost a tyre while giving
it to it around the track.
Local Junior Street Stocks also put on a good
Jack and Michael taking out a heat each.
In the final Michael took the lead early and
didn’t give an inch to allow Jack an opportunity
to challenge him back. Michael took out the
Huge shout out to all our volunteers and fans
who come out and support our drivers each meet.
Thank you to our major sponsor, Tennant Creek
Memorial Club, and our usual club sponsors.
Brumfield proves King of the 60 Lapper
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