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THE Riverland Speedway
has received a boost ahead of
tomorrow night's Junior Sedan
Renmark business Hoops
Auto and 4WD Centre have
come on board as a major
sponsor for the event.
"It's great to see a local
Renmark business in Hoops
help promote our future
speedway champions," said
Riverland Speedway president
Greg Haynes. "So many jun-
ior sedan drivers have stepped
up into the senior classes and
many have come from the
Mr Haynes expects some of
the country's elite young driv-
ers to compete at the prestig-
"We have an awesome line-
up of drivers, with nominations
coming from as far away as
Western Australia, Northern
Territory, Tasmania and
Victoria," he said.
"Most of these drivers have
stayed around after the national
title held in Mildura on January
Mr Haynes expects local
drivers Thomas, Jake and
Dylan Richter and Bailey
Heinrich to perform well at the
"One could only imag-
ine that these boys won't
take anything lying down and
will do their best to make the
Riverland proud," he said.
Other events to be run on the
night include round four of the
MJS street stocks, which nor-
mally attracts at least 30 cars.
Rhys Heinrich and Neville
Nitschke will head the
Riverland charge in this event.
Late models will return,
with Mat Crimmins and
Andrew Leach among the
frontrunners, with the V8s pop-
ular among the regular speed-
New class modlites -- a
cheaper alternative to the high-
er priced vehicles proving pop-
ular in Queensland -- will also
be on show.
Gates open at 5pm, with rac-
ing getting under way at 6pm.
For more information, check
the speedway website www.
riverlandspeedway.com or on
THE Riverland Boxing Club has once again
taken out the Boxing South Australia Club of the
The club won the award for a second suc-
cessive year, adding to wins in 2000, 2006 and
2010. The club also took out the Country Club of
the Year award, which it has now won six years
The night also saw three Riverland boxers
rewarded for their efforts in 2014.
Bradon Dunning was named the Junior Boxer
of the Year, while Ryan Goodes was named
Youth Boxer of the Year.
Jack Seabourne took out the most competitive
The local trio will now be hoping to gain
selection for the South Australian team to com-
pete at the national championships on the Gold
Coast in April.
Top boxers again
THE Lake Bonney Yacht Club held the fourth
heat of its club championships on Saturday.
Mark Pfennig on The Matrix and Peter Dunk
and Kirsten Thomas on 6th Element sailed the
course well, using every wind shift and gust to
their best advantage.
Pfennig eventually finished fractionally ahead,
after a number of position changes throughout
The division two monohull yachts also sailed
well, with Tim Ridley taking the honours.
Tomorrow will see sailors competing in the
fifth heat of the Carter handicap series.
The Sunraysia Regatta will be sailed at Lake
Bonney in early February.
Visitors from Lake Cullulleraine and Lake
Boga will travel to the region for the annual
Division one: 1. M. Pfennig; 2. P. Dunk/K. Thomas; 3. J.
Division two: 1. T. Ridley; 2. E. Cale/B. Cale; 3. K. Tonkin.
SEVERAL Riverland Triathlon Club members
performed well at the recent Gatti Triathlon at
The club's newest member Thomas Oates won
his age group, while club secretary Sarah Kuchel
also won her age group.
The club is holding another come and try day
on Sunday, February 8, from 7.30am at Lake
All are welcome to the event.
STEVE Falland was awarded life
membership of the Loxton Kart Club
Falland was recognised for his untiring
services to the club over a large number of
years, according to club officials.
He was presented with the award at the
club's presentation night. The top points
winners were also presented with trophies.
Carter Biele and Callum Crossing took
out the rookies, Liam Dixon the junior
lights and Ryley Hammerstein the junior
heavy, following on from his second place
in the national championships.
Joel Dixon and Bailey Heinrich were
the KT combined class winners, while
Brad Hembling and Anthony Rowland
won the 125 combined and A grade mixed
classes respectively. James Bannear was
awarded the Kory Irlam Memorial trophy
for the most improved junior driver.
Kart club life membership honour for Falland
Front -- Carter
Sedan sponsor for Speedway
Dylan Richter (above) and Bailey Heinrich (below) will be among the local drivers competing in the Junior Sedan SA Title at the Riverland
Speedway this weekend.
Close sailing heat
Triathletes in good form
LOW numbers attended the Riverland Cycling
Club's criterium on Tuesday due to the Tour
Matt Benson won the A grade race, with Lee
Rasheed and Ruth Strout taking out the lower
A GRADE: 1. M. Benson; 2. S. Pitman; 3. K. Ridley; 4.
A. Boase. B GRADE: 1. L. Rasheed; 2. L. Stevens; 3. D.
Robinson. C GRADE: 1. R. Strout; 2. A. Ylia; 3. T. Ridley.
Benson wins cycling criterium
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