Marland to set the race day pace

NEWLY crowned UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) world champion Troy Marland in Haier Madness will be the headline act at the upcoming annual Wide Bay Australia Bundy Thunder powerboat extravaganza.

The 2010 event will explode on the Burnett River at Sandy Hook on November 6 and 7 and is shaping up to be another great power boat racing show with over 70 drivers and teams from across the country set to show their skills.

Fresh from his world championship triumph in the Murray River township of Gol Gol on Sunday, Marland about Haier Madness will lead a strong class of compulsory cockpit boats in the top class.

Huge fields will compete for the Trojan Cup, the new Sunshine Cup for five-litre displacements and the Wide Bay Australia King of the River.

Event co-ordinator Sue-Ellen Pitt said that in a challenging year for the sport, there was plenty that shone for the sporting spectacular.

Another feature will be the finale of the Bad Boy Mowers Blown Lites inaugural Australian championship series.

This class was created to produce reliable and close racing, and this has certainly been the case throughout the year at race meets in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

A variety of classes from supercharged blown alcohol displacements, six, five and 4.2 litre displacements, SeaMac Insurance Hyrdoplanes and Hotondo Homes 25hp through to juniors will set the race day pace.

Festivities will begin with a Meet ’n Greet and a display of the boats at the Civic Centre from 4-6pm on the Friday, followed by a gala Pre-Race Party.

“Spectators will be able to feast on a unique atmosphere of action, engines, magnificent paint jobs and interesting personalities when teams come to Bundy for two days of jam packed, liquid horsepower circuit racing on water,” Pitt said.

A limited number of exclusive, fully catered corporate tickets are available from the website

Entry on Saturday and Sunday is $20 a day, while children under 12 are free. General entry tickets are available at the gate, or online through Eventix.

For more information, email or phone Sue-Ellen Pitt on 04 2989 8798.

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