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The Northern Territory news Fri 23 Oct 2015



The Northern Territory news Fri 23 Oct 2015

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 2015 SPORT 61 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Mud Racer Paulette Gaston powers Hot to Dot through the dirt at Hidden Valley. Picture: MUDSKIPPER PHOTOS Top guns to fire in the mud THE re-emergence of the Top Gun class highlights tomorrow nights opening round of the Top End Mud Racing Association season at Hidden Valley. TEMRA president Peter Donovan expects eight drivers in the elite class, including defending champion Ted Roderick in his 351cu/in beast Hyperactive, Shane Munt in his 4WD ute and the returning Chris Lovewell in his altered jeep. Jarrod Donovan steps up from 4WD Modified to Top Guns in a Falcon steered by a Chevrolet motor, while Rod Gobels Chevrolet Corvette will create some angst among opposing drivers and the 4000 fans expected at trackside. The nights racing involves six classes Top Guns, Pro Modified, 4WD Modified, 4WD Standard, 2WD Modified and 2WD Standard all capable of mud slinging, water parting action. at Downes Park in Hidden Valley Its enough for Donovan to declare opening night a must for motorsport fans starved of action since the speedway, motorcycle road racing and motocross seasons closed last month. Getting the Top Guns back in big numbers is a big plus for us, he said. All the racing will again be on twin tracks that cover about 650m, so the fans can see every centimetre of what happens out there. A quad bike demonstration will take place during the meeting with a fundraising drive by CareFlight officials who will rattle tins and buckets in a bid to raise money for the aeromedical service. The gates at Downes Park open at 5pm for a 7pm start. Early birds attending the 4pm quad bike meeting on a nearby track can get free entry to the mud racing. But after 5pm entry fees will apply, including $35 for families and $15 for adults. Children under 15 will be admitted free. GREY MORRIS Hamilton tracking a three-peat LEWIS Hamilton will emulate his childhood hero Ayrton Senna and join a select group of multiple Formula One world champion drivers if he can outscore nearest rival Sebastian Vettel by nine points in Sundays United States Grand Prix. A third victory in four years at the Circuit of the Americas, with four-time champion German Vettel outside the top two finishers, would be enough for him to add a third title to those of 2008 and 2014. That would place him alongside Australian Jack Brabham, Briton Jackie Stewart, Austrian Niki Lauda and Brazilians Nelson Piquet and Senna with three titles apiece. Frenchman Alain Prost and German Vettel each have four title wins while Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio won five and German Michael Schumacher seven. The 30-year-old Briton has won nine races this year for a total of 302 points, a lead of 66 ahead of Vettel. Hamilton is taking nothing for granted as he seeks to secure the title on his favoured American soil where this week, according to his Instagram account, he has been hanging out with Hollywood film star Will Smith, who he described as one of the most inspiring and wisest people he had met. COX PLATE UP TO $100 IF YOUR HORSE FINISHES 2ND OR 3RD ITS MONEY BACK * FIXED PRICE WIN BETS ONLY *Conditions Apply. Single bets only. Only available to UBET account customers. Ofer only available on UBET.com and via the UBET app. Not available in UBET or TAB retail outlets. Gamble Responsibly.

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