Home' Tennant and District Times : 2018 0518 TDT Contents TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 18 MAY 2018 11
SAM Brumfield has taken out
the prestigious 60 Lapper ti-
tle for 2018 at Tennant Creek
Speedway on May Day week-
Sam took on a field of 10 street
stocks to claim the ultimate victory
on Sunday Night.
Throughout the heats it was local
driver Shaun Jones and regular visitor
Sam Brumfield showing they were to
be contended with.
Sam and Shaun were equal in the
points from the first night but with
Sam taking out the win in his last heat
all the pressure was on Shaun.
Col Fry was not going to make it easy
for Shaun and took the lead early in the
heat. Shaun persevered all throughout
the heat to try to get Col but he held his
line up until the very last turn.
Shaun put the pedal to the metal and
just pipped Col at the chequered flag,
by a bumper bar if you were lucky.
This then brought it down to a toss of
the coin of who was going to get pole
on the first 30.
This set up the 60 lapper to be an
exciting event to watch.
For those that had not seen one be-
fore the drivers were all gun hoe to do
well in the first 30 laps.
The rules since 60 Lapper began are
60 laps broken into two 30 laps,
First 30 laps set by Heat Points, last
30 by previous 30 results
Shaun won the flip and took off at
the first 30 with Sam and Jamie Yates
on his tail end.
Sam was manoeuvred out to the
outside and this allowed Jamie to
come under to go into second and Jake
Koivumaki to third.
With a bit of ground work to do Sam
battle through the field to take the lead
and take out the first 30 laps.
The finishing lap of first 30 com-
pleted laps was set by Car 15 at show
of the chequered flag, all other follow-
ing vehicles finished as they saw the
chequered flag, the fishing order was,
51 a part of led pack, 99 lapped car,
19 lapped car, 53 lapped car, 63 a part
of led pack, 66 lapped car, 34 a part
of lead pack, with Car 18 withdraw-
ing earlier in laps then Car 11, this
set the finish on completed laps for
the first 30.
It was though Sam Brumfield’s night,
with class action racing throughout the
heats and the 60 lapper he was the king
of the track.
First 30 Laps finishing order: 15
Sam Brumfield , 52 Shaun Jones,
63 Jamie Yates, 34 Oscar Taylor, 99
29 Laps and below: 19 Brett
Brooks, 53 Colin Fry, 66 Adam
Quinn, 11 Jake Koivumaki, 18 Corey
Big Shout out to all other classes that
came and supported the Street Stocks,
especially all those that travelled from
Alice Springs and Darwin.
Juniors were a thrill a minute.
With a large field from Alice Springs
coming up to support the local junior
drivers it was great to see them battle
it out. Michael Jones ended up taking
the win with second Shane Greening
and third Jack Yates.
Welcome to our newest racer Jamie
It was his first time out racing ever
and with a couple of spin outs/dingles,
Jamie kept on going.
NT Sedans came from Katherine and
these lads knew how to race.
Brett Thomson had some issues and
this left Travis Wilkins to chase Tom
Pfenning. Tom took out the win.
The Wingless came to Tennant Creek
from Alice Springs.
Dicko took on father and son team,
Wanye Tregea and Nichlas Tregea.
Alas Dicko decided to kiss the wall
and this put him out. Nichlas took the
win. Thank you Dicko for helping on
Thank you to all the major sponsors
and all the volunteers that helped out
on the night.
Big shout out to Julie for her com-
mentary, came up from Alice Springs
just to keep the crown entertained and
what an awesome job you did.
Brumfield takes out 60 Lapper
Blue wins Elliott Inter-school Athletics Carnival
THE annual Inter-
school Athletics Car-
nival was held at the
Elliott School last
weekend with New-
castle Waters making
the short journey to
On the first day, it was
all the traditional field
events such as long jump,
shot put, discus and javelin
with children as young as
three having a go.
The carnival caters for
preschool right through to
Year 10 students to com-
pete in their age groups,
but this year we had some
Families First students
wanting to get in on the
The two schools are di-
vided into Orange and
Blue teams (which will
be renamed in traditional
The teams competed
fiercely all day with Or-
ange in front by six points
at the end of the first day.
The wind whipped up
for the track events on the
second day of the carnival;
strong gusts produced
massive dust clouds on
The dust did not deter
the students and some
fine sprinting times were
Novelty events were a
great success with big
smiles on all the faces,
including teachers and
parents, in the egg and
Tug-of-war is always the
crowd favourite, especial-
ly with the 4-6 age group
who showed everyone
what muscles they had.
The last event of the day
was the parents and com-
munity members versing
the teachers in tug-of-war.
It was pretty even until
the teachers pulled harder
and we had them falling
over and sliding up the
Congratulations to the
Blue team who man-
aged to slip away with a
63-point lead at the end
of the day.
SCHOOL SPORTS with PAM DILLON
l Principal Kevin Gaskin presented the
Elliott Education Center Ian Hopwood
Shield to Blue team.
By KAREN HARLAN
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