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State titles a great boost for club
The Portland District Karting Club was
flooded with drivers over the weekend when
it hosted the 2013 Victorian Closed Titles.
More than 170 drivers entered the event at
Portland, with the fine weather and excellent
track conditions resulting in some outstanding
racing across all fields.
The leading Portland drivers on the day were
Megan Valance, who finished fourth in the
Junior Max, and Adrian Jones, who finished
fifth in the Clubman Over 40s.
Defending title holder Scott King was not
able to record a win on his home track, having
mechanical problems in the final after a small
collision and eventually doing well to fight his
way back to 10th
in the Tag 125 Heavy.
Portland District Karting Club vice president
Simon Trigg said home track advantage is not
a big factor for Portland drivers as they rarely
get to practice on their track when it has had
so much traffic, meaning it does not usually
have quite as much rubber across the track.
He said while the club would have loved to
have had 200 entries to attract 177 on the day
was a great results given it was only three
down on when the event was held in Bendigo
“When you consider the relative distance we
are from Melbourne compared to Bendigo
and the fact that the economy is making it
tougher for people to travel for events it was
a very good result for the club,” Trigg said.
“We had great weather for the event, perfect
really, and we had a lot of really good
feedback from a lot of the visiting drivers
about how well the track was presented.”
Trigg said the club had received a lot of
help both from its own members and people
outside of the club to ensure the event ran so
“We did a lot of improvements to the track
leading in, which were really well received by
those racing on the day, so we’d like to send a
big thanks to everyone who helped out.”
Megan Vallance was the star of the day for
Portland, racing consistently through the heats
before stepping up in the final to finish fourth
in the Junior Max.
Jones was similarly solid in the Clubman
Over 40s, finishing fourth in his opening heat
and fifth in the next before recording a DNF in
Despite this Jones was able to finish fifth
overall in the final.
Ashley Lear claimed sixth in the Tag 125
Light class, while Matthew Keiller claimed
ninth after a strong drive in the final.
Kobe Trigg had a tough run in the heats,
finishing 15th and 20th before taking a DNF in
the prefinal, however a superb final saw him
elevate himself to 11th overall.
Corey Crafter finished 12th
in the Sportsman
Restricted Heavy after recording a DNF in the
Daniel Rethus was the best result in the Tag
125 Heavy class for Portland, finishing sixth
overall after a consistent weekend of driving.
Scott King had looked a good chance to finish
on the podium in this class, finishing second
in each of his heats before taking third in
the prefinal, however a collision in the final
saw him slide back to the back of the field,
eventually fighting his way back to 10th overall,
with Kevin Hitchcock finishing 12th
Giles Rogers finished 20th in the Junior
National Light after recording a DNF in the
final, while Samual Preece claimed eighth and
Brock Rae 10th
in the Sportsman Restricted
Portland Squash & Racquetball Club Portland Touch
Results from round eight
Eagles defeated Steak N Chips
Best male: David Mitchell (Eagles), Jason
Greening (SNC). Best female: Ebony Braune
(Eagles), Candice Down (Eagles).
Touchdowns: Steak N Chips – Jason
Greening, Mike Menola; Eagles – Dave
Mitchell 2, Dallas Mitchell, Candice Down,
Jarod Goldsworthy 2, Dale McLean 2, Ebony
Fakari Rugs defeated No Respect
Best male: Dylan McDonald (Fakari Rugs),
Chase Daly (No Respect). Best female: Beccy
Clayton (No Respect), Kelly Edwwards
Touchdowns: Fakari Rugs – Dennis Heaphy,
Dylan McDonald 5, Damien King 2, Pete
Jones; No Respect – Brigeita Keillor, Ryan
Hughes, Beccy Clayton .
Thunder defeated Can’t Touch
Best male: Mick Storey (CTT), Jake Hawker
(Thunder). Best female: Tara Naige (CTT), Jo
Touchdowns: Thunder – Jake Hawker, Simon
Trewick 2, Andrew McDonald 2; Can’t Touch
This – Tara Naige, Mick Storey 3.
Untouchables defeated Mere
Best male: Kyle Richardson (Untouchables),
Paul Robins (Mere Cats). Best female:
Mel Emmert (Mere Cats), Sarah Malseed
Touchdowns: Mere Cats – Dan Oliver;
Untouchables – Cecelia Eichler 2, Pat Mahon
2, Kyle Richardson 3, Michael Vom, Floyd
Mighty Mighty House Cats
defeated Salty Dogs on forfeit.
Ladder: 1. Untouchables 20 points (271.43
per cent); 2. Fakari Rugs 19 points (257.89
per cent); 3. Mighty Mighty House Cats 19
points (192.00 per cent); 4. Thunder 18 points
(185.71 per cent); 5. Eagles 13 points (146.15
per cent); 6. Salty Dogs 11 points (92.86 per
cent); 7. No Respect 11 points (76.09); 8.
Can’t Touch This 10 points (62.75 per cent);
9. Merecats 9 points (40.82 per cent); 10.
Steak N Chips 5 points (11.32 per cent).
Spring Pennant Results
Monday night squash
Seals 9-133 lost to Dolphins 11-129.
Derek Bristow (em) d Brandon Kitt 3-9, 3-9, 9-2,
10-9, 9-10; Ruth Grail d Leah Sandeman 9-1, 3-9,
9-5, 9-0; Nathan Mallen d Tanya Mibus 9-1, 6-9,
9-3, 9-2; Josiah Hazelton lt Katrina Bell (em) 7-9,
4-9, 5-9; Tracy Kitt lt Anne McIntyre 5-9, 9-5, 4-9,
Sharks 9-98 defeated Whales 6-93.
Colleen Bell d Thair Abbas 9-4, 9-4, 9-6; Karl
Nowakowski lt Geordie Cook 1-9, 7-9, 8-10;
Damien Kitt d Nicole Stanley 10-8, 9-5, 9-6;
Corban Sweeney lof Ria Oberholzer 0-9, 0-9, 0-9;
Fran Anderson d Vanessa Zweirs 9-1, 9-1, 9-3.
Ladder: Dolphins 109, Seals 104, Whales 84,
Wednesday night squash
Saints 6-85 lost to Bombers 9-107.
Damian King d Craig Surkitt 9-3, 9-2, 9-1; Jake
Jones lt Patrick Jones 3-9, 0-9, 1-9; Lauchlan
Donehue wof Lynda Smith 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Damien
Kitt lt Colleen Bell (em) 9-7, 0-9, 5-9, 9-6, 5-9;
Noel Isbel lt Liam McNaughton 9-5, 8-10, 1-9,
Magpies 12-128 defeated Hawthorn 4-73.
Shawn Dalton d Dennis Heaphy 9-8, 9-6, 9-8;
Dale Moore wof Mick Stephens 9-0, 9-0, 9-0;
Keith Jones wof Flip Oberholzer 9-0, 9-0, 9-0;
Adam Holt d Ruth Grail 9-4, 8-9, 9-6, 9-3; Edward
AC lt Leah Sandeman (em) 3-9, 4-9, 5-9.
Melbourne 12-115 defeated Richmond 5-75 .
Toff Thomas d Scott King 9-1, 9-4, 9-3; Nathan
Sheehan wof Jamie Crowe 9-0, 9-0, 9-0; Tania
Heaphy d Michelle Boreham 9-4, 9-3, 1-9, 9-2;
Brandon Kitt d Leah Sandeman (em) 9-3, 6-9, 9-8,
9-2; Kevin Millard lof Tony Johnson 0-9, 0-9, 0-9 .
Ladder: Melbourne 134, Magpies 125, Saints
112, Bombers 101, Richmond 98, Hawthorn 71.
Wednesday morning racquetball
Opals 5-204 lost to Pearls 10-273.
Tammy Jones lof Colleen Bell 0-21, 0-21, 0-21;
Robyn Domburg lt Jeanette Huppatz 21-16, 13-21,
11-21, 19-21; Lisa Treloar lt Nicole Stanley 9-21,
21-14, 17-21, 19-21; David Bilson (em) d Fiona
Kerr 21-9, 21-5, 11-21, 21-19.
Emeralds 7-231 defeated Diamonds 6-208.
Dion Sandeman (em) d Sarah Sharp 21-11, 21-0,
21-0; Sandra Nepean (em) lt Lesley Fisher 21-16,
15-21, 16-21, 15-21; Joan Brough d Rhonda Baker
22-20, 21-15, 22-20; Tracy Kitt lt Rosie Hinch
13-21, 9-21, 14-21 .
Ladder: Emeralds 100, Opals 86, Diamonds 69,
Thursday night racquetball
Jags 9-275 defeated Mercedes 7-279.
Mark Bones (em) lt Ben Cumming 8-21,
12-21, 11-21; Lucy Sealey d Leah Sandeman
11-21, 21-12, 21-16, 21-14; Wayne Gallpen
lt Yuzhou Jiang 13-21, 12-21, 19-21; Peta
Kerr d Kodi Jones 21-13, 21-18, 21-16
Leila Ismail (em) d Andy Paterson 21-12, 21-17,
Lamborghini 7-238 lost to Cobra 9-278.
Steve Chapman d Liam Hayman 21-16, 21-8,
21-10; Wayne Wilksch lt Steve Templeton 21-17,
11-21, 19-21, 18-21; Alan Paterson lt Phil Moon
16-21, 17-21, 10-21; Michelle Hampshire d Ryan
Kerr 21-17, 21-14, 21-7; Bev Grace lof Sarah Fox
0-21, 0-21, 0-21 .
Porsche 10-287 defeated Ferrari 8-250.
Julian Jones d Peter Rayner 21-19, 21-14, 11-21,
16-21, 21-12; Damien Kitt lt Ruth Grail 16-21,
21-17, 16-21, 18-21; Billy Fox WOF Kristy
Ward 21-0, 21-0, 21-0; Bree Lowther lof David
Bilson 0-21, 0-21, 0-21; Chris Batten d Kristy
Stringfellow 21-3, 21-8, 21-9 .
BMW 11-324 defeated Audi 6-275.
Carrie Templeton d Kerri-Ann O’Keefe 21-13,
21-17, 21-9; Richard Bevan lt Loren Park 17-21,
21-13, 18-21, 17-21; Lachlan Gallpen lt Luke
Paterson 21-19, 8-21, 11-21, 21-22; Katrina Bell
(em) d Alicia Brain 21-10, 21-12, 21-12; Dominic
Bones (em) d David Stringfellow 21-16, 21-12,
BMW 140, Ferrari 128,
Porsche 127, Jags 121, Cobra 114, Audi
110, Mercedes 107, Lamborghini 77.
Friday morning racquetball
Colleen Bell lt Rhonda Baker 56-57; Sheree
Richardson lt Colleen Bell 59-63; Nicole Stanley
d Sharon Tumney 98-73; Tracy Kitt d Anne
McIntyre 86-68; Joan Brough d Fran Anderson
Suns 8-182 defeated Dockers 1-126.
Heidi Jones d Andy Paterson 21-19, 21-11;
Rayner Leslie d Jamieson Park 21-11, 14-21,
21-15; emergency d Devin Barclay 21-19, 21-17;
Alyssa Ward d Maddison Jones 21-4, 21-9 .
Cats 3-78 lost to Demons 6-157 .
Alex Harris lof Lachlan Gallpen 0-21, 0-21; Sam
Hampshire d Warrick Batten 21-7, 21-4; Ashtyn
Mottram lt Tahlia Mottram 18-21, 22-20, 14-21;
Kaitlyn Malseed lt Zarli Oakley 13-21, 9-21;
Tigers 2-79 lt Blues 4-101; Kodi Jones lt Luke
Paterson 12-21, 12-21; Jack Gorry lt Liam Cocks
6-21, 7-21; Brayden Bassham wof Zac Butcher;
Emma Rethus d Georgia Rethus 21-10, 21-7.
Ladder: Blues 57, Suns 57, Demons 43, Cats 41,
Tigers 39, Dockers 21.
THOMAS Prasevic (91) was the standout driver in the Junior Max class, winning the Victorian
Closed State Title at Portland on Sunday.
Picture: ELLY HATELEY 131201eh12
ELLIOTT - Shirley.
It is with deep sadness that
the Mayor, Councillors and
staff of the Glenelg Shire
Council acknowledge the
passing of former Councillor
and Shire President Mrs
Shirley Elliott. Mrs Elliott
ser ved as Councillor with
the Glenelg Shire from 1996
to 2002 and ser ved as Shire
President in 1996/1997.
Mrs Elliott also ser ved as
Councillor with the former
Shire of Heywood and
was Shire President in
With deepest sympathy.
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