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by Jasmin Afianos,
139 Paterson Street,
Tennant Creek NT
0860, and printed by
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Darwin NT 0800.
12 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 1 AUGUST 2014
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By kAREN HARLAN
TENNANT Creek Speedway hosted its Annual
Street Stock 60 Lapper last weekend.
Local lads Colin Fry, Shaun Jones, Allan Spence,
Jamie Fry, Brett Brooks, Bradley Shadforth and James
Jamieson took on Darwin’s elite drivers, Justin Brum-
field and Simon Spizbarth.
Justin returned to Tennant Creek this year to defend
his title with his famous number 5 racing machine.
The 60 Lapper is a mammoth task not only for the
drivers but also their cars.
Thirty laps one way, quick refuel and 30 laps the other
way tests the best drivers.
Two heats were held to determine what position they
started in but alas Shaun Jones had engine problems in
the heats and had to retire for the night.
With eight drivers left, the first 30 laps pushed the
drivers and cars to their limits.
Justin, Simon, Col, Allan and Brett did not hold back
and tussled for the top three spots throughout the race.
It was a fast-action 30 laps that took a few casualties.
Jamie Fry’s tyre hit the wall and broke a strut, making
him unable to race any further.
Colin, James and Brett all had car issues and one by
one had to pull infield.
This left the field quite open for the rest of the com-
Dark Horse, Bradley Shadforth, ran some very con-
sistent laps throughout the first 30 laps and lined up in
fourth place for the start of the final 30 laps.
With a quick fuel up and some quick repairs the last
30 laps commenced with a buzz of excitement in the air.
Seven drivers were out to prove they had the guts and
grit to get through the next 30 laps to take out the title.
Allan Spence was definitely the crowd favourite in his
car, Black Shadow, when in the first couple of laps he
managed to get in front and take the lead.
Much to everyone’s dismay the Black Shadow sud-
denly came to a halt with a huge cloud of steam.
Local racers Colin and Bradley also succumbed to
mechanical issues and had to pull out of the race.
This left the racing down to Justin, Simon, Brett and
By the final five laps, it was down to see who could
get their car across the finish line.
Drivers had to deal with cars overheating and mak-
ing sure they didn’t blow the motor just to compete
the final laps.
As the final lap drew closer and closer it was anyone’s
guess who would last.
First to cross that line and breathe a huge sigh of relief
was Simon Spizbarth in his Ford, followed by Justin
Brumfield in yet another Ford.
Brett Brooks crossed the line in third and James Ja-
mieson came in fourth.
It was a great night and we cannot go past mentioning
the support classes, Justin in his formula 500 and the
Justin did a few hot laps to show the crowd how awe-
some the formula sounds.
The Junior Sedan drivers put on a show and contested
throughout the night and put on some fast-paced racing.
Alice Springs competitors Corey and Nick put up a good
fight against locals Kayla Hooker, Jayden Giezendanner
and Jack Yates.
Most of these juniors had just returned from battling
it out for the NT Titles in Darwin previously so were
not scared of a little rubbing.
Jayden showed that even though he rolled his car in
the NT Titles it didn’t stop him from putting his pedal
to the metal and challenging the faster drivers.
Kayla did a great job and kept her line all throughout
the race and managed to hold Nick out for fourth spot
in the final.
Jack Yates took out the podium finish, followed by
Corey Green and then Jayden Geizendanner.
A great big shout out to all the volunteers that helped
throughout the night.
Special mention to Ian Menzies for coming all the way
from Katherine to be our Chief Steward.
It is dedication and commitment to speedway like this
that makes Tennant Creek proud.
Thank you to all the supporters in the crowd who
helped Tennant Creek Speedway support a cause close
to one of our driver’s heart, SIDS.
Every little bit counts and it is this caring nature of
Tennant Creek that makes us proud every time.
Last but not least thank you to our major sponsors
BP Tennant Creek, TC Memorial Club, Lions Park
to be continued, IRC Holmberg and TC Tyre Centre
See you all trackside on Saturday 16 August for the
Josh Reid Memorial, proudly supported by Desert
A little birdy has told me there will be a professional
pyrotechnic coming from Darwin to do a display.
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