FULL THROTTLE: Fast paced powerboat action at the Bundaberg Powerboat Club's Christmas Classic. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
FULL THROTTLE: Fast paced powerboat action at the Bundaberg Powerboat Club's Christmas Classic. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Wet and wild weekend at Sandy Hook

SANDY Hook was the setting for an epic final race of the powerboat season with a tight finish to the season keeping the crowd glued to the action on the water.

Going into the weekend there was five points between the top-five competitors and at the conclusion of the round the field was narrowed to three.

Dee Downes from the Sunshine Coast was too good aboard Bigga Bitch Craft and she claimed the series win.

In second place was Childers' very own Benny Cole in Lil Maniac with Gary Parker in Cyclone in third.

Bundaberg Power Boat Club representative Annette Goodhew said the close results was just what everyone wanted to see and the club was looking forward to a big 2013 season.

"The BP Ultimate Christmas Classic was an awesome day out on the water for all competitors," Goodhew said.

"Most of the top guys took it steady as points were extremely close and with the final round there was only five point's difference.

"It was a fantastic season for the club which saw new and exciting competitors come to the fresh water of Sandy Hook."

Teams came from across the state for the event with drivers from as far away as Townsville and the Gold Coast taking part.

Overall honours for the day in the open class went to Les Kirby from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast's Joel Downes claimed the 850cc class trophy.

Along with his second place Parker took home the club member of the year award.

Former local Andrew Goodhew who pilots Hot Lemon joined Dee Downes in jointly receiving the NewsMail Canvas award while Bundaberg's Vic and Wanita Keightly won the coveted Geoff and Nora Fowles (competitor of the year) Trophy.
 



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