The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012
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24 NT NEWS. Friday, June 15, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 5 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 2 4 C O L O R : C M Y K WANTED MOTORSPORTS OFFICIALS SUPERBIKES y V8s y LOCAL EVENTS ACCREDITED TRAINING WWW.MOTORSPORTSNT.COM.AU LOCAL NT MOTOR SPORTS ARE EXCITING, EXHILARATING AND ENJOYABLE. BECOMING INVOLVED IN YOUR LOCAL CLUBS OFFERS YOU A HUGE NUMBER OF ADVANTAGES. CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH OTHER MOTOR SPORTING PERSONNEL, BEING PART OF AN INVALUABLE SUPPORT TEAM AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERGO FURTHER ONSITE TRAINING (ALLOWING YOU TO HOLD MORE SENIOR OFFICIAL POSITIONS BOTH FOR LOCAL AND MAJOR EVENTS). 1 0 1 5 0 5 9 Friday 15th June Gates Open 7am V8 SUPERCARS Practice Sessions V8 UTES Practice Sessions FORMULA 3 Practice Sessions TOURING CAR MASTERS Practice Sessions IMPROVED PRODUCTION, COMMODORE CUP AND HQs Practice and qualifying sessions Saturday 16th June Gates Open 7am V8 SUPERCARS Top Ten Shoot Out, Race 1 (100km) V8 UTES Qualifying, Race 1 & Race 2 FORMULA 3 Qualifying, Race 1 TOURING CAR MASTERS Qualifying, Race 1 IMPROVED PRODUCTION, COMMODORE CUP AND HQs Race 1 & Race 2 Sunday 17th June Gates Open 5am V8 SUPERCARS Race 2 (200km) V8 UTES Race 3 & Race 4 FORMULA 3 Race 2 & Race 3 TOURING CAR MASTERS Race 2 & Race 3 IMPROVED PRODUCTION, COMMODORE CUP AND HQs Race 3 & Race 4 V8 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP HIDDEN VALLEY, DARWIN 2012 caption Quality time on water F ORD Performance Racing drivers Will Davison and Mark Winterbottom swapped the wheel of their high performance V8 Supercars for one of the Navys 7.2m Zodiac sea boats in a visit to Darwins patrol boat base HMAS Coonawarra today. The visit included a special autographing signing for kids from HMAS Coonawarras adopted family cancer charity Camp Quality after the sea boat drive. Mark Frosty Winterbottom, driver of Car 5 Orrcon Steel said driving the jet powered Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat was a bit different to a ski boat. I wish my ski boat handled like that he said. They stop and turn on a dime and you generally dont expect that from something that floats! Will Davison, driver of the number 6 Tradingpost FPR Falcon said the half an hour drive wasnt enough. Id love another hour on the water just to build my confidence and see what the boat can do he said. Last year the Royal Australian Navy announced a five year partnership with Ford Performance Racing (FPR) which will give two of the Navys Marine Technical Sailors the opportunity to embed in the FPR Team and work as mechanics for Team Navy, every year, until the end of 2016. Petty Officer Marine Technician Clint MacGregor and Leading Seaman Marine Technician Ashley Schmidt are the current members of the Marine Technician Outplacement Program in FPR and made their first track appearance at the Clipsal 500 motor sport carnival in Adelaide. Theyre very much part of the team and the work they do is integral to our success said Frosty. As a high performance racing team, what we do is quite specialised and quite demanding he said. We share a synergy with Navy like that, and although the cars and boats are vastly different the boys have brought their dedication and discipline to the team and their work ethos is fantastic. Leading Seaman Schmidt said the Outplacement program was the opportunity of lifetime. Were learning all the time, but the drivers seem to be just as interested in what we do in Navy as we are in them. Will Davison said having the Camp Quality kids on base made the visit extra special. The track gets pretty busy and I am delighted we had some quality time with them. Teresa and Makenzie McCallum from Camp Quality meeting Mark Winterbotton and Will Davison
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