Bundy gets Thunder-struck
THE thunder is set to rumble louder than ever.
Queensland's biggest power boat race spectacular, the seventh annual Wide Bay Australia (WBA) Bundy Thunder (BT), will hit Sandy Hook on November 4 and 5.
The event was officially launched this week at a short ceremony with the organising committee, sponsors, dignitaries and Miss Bundy Thunder entrants present.
It is being organised by BT Power Boat Race Committee, a sub-committee of the Rotary Club of Bundaberg West. Anthony Kelly has taken over as chairperson from Burnett Shire council Mayor Ray Duffy, who was a driving force behind the event's inception in 2000.
Racing is actually conducted by the Queensland Council of the Australian Powerboat Association of Australia, whose president Neale Everding was at the launch.
WBA Ltd has committed to a sixth year as major sponsor, increasing its support to $67,000 with its managing director Ron Hancock impressed by both the committee's enthusiasm and that all funds raised go back into the community.
The Miss BT quest has a record 23 entrants, who will fund-raise over the next three months, with all proceeds going to Leukaemia Foundation, whose chief executive officer Peter Johnstone was also on hand.