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The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

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The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

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NT news

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The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

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2012-06-15

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English

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/241348

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/619863

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40 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 : 4 0 C O L O R : C M Y K V8 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP HIDDEN VALLEY, DARWIN 2012 Toolman backs up for Darwin V8 ute wildcard drive T IM The Toolman Blanchard will return to Round 4 of the Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series protected by Armor All in the Auto One Wildcard at Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, 15 17 June. This will be Blanchards third time behind the wheel of a V8 Ute, after he drove the Auto One Wildcard at Darwin last year and debuted in 2010 at the Armor All Gold Coast 600. The newly appointed Auto One Ambassador couldnt be more thrilled to be back behind the wheel. Im more excited to be back in the utes this time with my increased role for Auto One, but Im just going to treat it like another race meeting and do as well as I can. I dont think the off-track role changes my on track approach and Im really looking forward to driving, said Blanchard The Melbourne based driver is currently racing full-time in the V8 Supercar Development Series, driving the Jaylec Automotive Electrical Ford, currently sitting 8th in the Series. Blanchard has proven his driving ability over the years claiming the 2007 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 2nd in the British 2008 Formula Ford Championship and 3rd in the 2008 British Formula Ford Festival. He was named the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Rookie of the Year, and will this year steer the Jack Daniels Holden with Todd Kelly at Sandown and the Bathurst 1000. This is the young-guns third year behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar and he is excited by the opportunity. Im looking forward to my third year in endurance racing. Ive got a bit of experience under my belt now, through teaming up with Todd Kelly and the Jack Daniels team. Any experience like driving in the Utes, especially close racing, helps you prepare, said Blanchard. The 25 year old will have four races and a qualifying session to prove himself over the weekend. Last year he claimed 14th overall for the Round and at one stage was running second in Race 2, before spearing off. Now that Ive had more experience in the Ute, Im hoping to be right up the front and get a good result for Auto One, said Blanchard. H AYLEY Swanny Swanson is the fourth female to drive a V8 Ute in its 12 year his tory when she takes the wheel in the 2012 Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series. Swanson will join a list of female drivers including; Danielle Agiro who raced in the V8 Ute Series in 2003, Leanne Tander who teamed up with Thirsty Camels Craig Dontas for the 2010 Ten Years of Legends Race in Adelaide and Lauren Gray who stepped behind the wheel of the Brock Race Engineering Holden at Phillip Island in 2010. At Hidden Valley, Williams Race Tech will run Swanson and her Bay Point Developments-backed Holden VE, which was driven by Charlie Kovacs Jnr at Round 1. The opportunity to race a V8 Ute in the Tasmanian round of the national series was just fantastic, and this opportunity arose only recently. There has been some furious peddling in the background and the plan is to finish this round well. I know that with this team we can do it and I hope that a good round here will help me secure some sponsors that will let me compete for the rest of the year, said Swanson. The part-time model has only been racing since 2009 and fell in love with the sport when she drove her dads WRX at a local track. Swanson was first seen in a national series when she stepped into the Aussie Racing Car Series where she placed 24th in 2011 and is ready to try her hand at a V8 Ute. What red-blooded race head would not die for the opportunity to race one of these cars? The ute is fundamentally Australian and the following these cars get is phenomenal. On top of that, you add the Holden versus Ford thing and you have a recipe for intense action and excitement. I want a piece of that action and cant wait to hit the track, said Swanson. 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Drift Racing 28-1st Darwin Karting Assoc NT Titles 30th Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc Race Night JULY 28-1st Darwin Karting Assoc NT Titles 1st North Australian Motorsports Club Motorkhana Round 6 1st Darwin Motorcycle Club Pony Express Round 1 7th Tennant Creek Speedway Club Club Night 5-8th Darwin Karting Assoc Australian Sprintkart Titles 8th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club MX Practice Day 8th Alice Springs Off Road Race Club Winter Test & Tune 13-15th Top End Moto Cross Club NT Titles 14th Hidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc NT Titles 14th Katherine Motorsports Club Race Night 15th Top End Road Racing Assoc Round 5 15th Territory Quad Assoc Race Day 21st Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc Race Night 22nd North Australian Motorsports Club Circuit Racing Round 4, Drift Racing 22nd Central Australian Drag Racing Assoc Central Australian Drag Racing Assoc Points Race #3 Tractor Pulloints Race #3 Tractor Pull 22nd Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Natural Terrain Series 3errain Series 3 27th Hidden VHidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc Beat the Heat the Heat Off Street 28th Katherine Moto Sports ClubKatherine Moto Sports Club Race NightRace Night 29th Top End Moto Cross Club op End Moto Cross Club Natural Terrain Round 2errain Round 2 AUGUST 3-6th Alice Springs Off Road Race Club 12 Hour Enduro 4th North Australian Motorsports Club Rejex Rally 4th Darwin Karting Assoc Championship Round 8 4th Hidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc Championship Round 4 4th Tennant Creek Speedway Club Club Night 5th Territory Quad Assoc Race Day 9-12th Top End Road Racing Assoc TERRA Territory Challenge 11-12th Central Australian Drag Racing Assoc Points Race #4 Alice Springs 1/4 Mile Titles 10-11th Top End Moto Cross op End Moto Cross th Club Championship Round 2Club Championship Round 2 11th Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers AssocDarwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc Race Night 18th Hidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc Championship Round 5 18th Darwin Karting Assoc Championship Round 9Championship Round 9 18-19th Territory Quad Assoc King of the NT/NT Titles 19th Darwin Motorcycle Club Darwin Motorcycle Club Pony Express Round 2Pony Express Round 2 19thth Alice Springs Motorcycle ClubAlice Springs Motorc Motootocross Round 5 24-25th55 Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc th AMCA Cup, 360 Darwin Sprintcar TitleAMCA Cup, 360 Darwin Sprintcar 26th North Australian Motorsports Club North Australian Motorsports Club Circuit Racing Round 5Circuit Racing Round 5 26th Top End Moto Cross Club Club Championship Round 3 30-31st Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc AMCA Cup, NT Titles AMCA, 360 Sprintcar Title SEPTEMBER 31-1st Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc AMCA Cup, NT Titles AMCA, 360 NT Sprintcar Title 1st Darwin Karting Assoc Championship Round 10 1st Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Natural Terrain Series 4 1st Tennant Creek Speedway Club Club Night 1-2nd Darwin Motorcycle Club Boulderdash Enduro 2nd Territory Quad Assoc Race Day 8th Hidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc Championship Round 6 8th Katherine Motor Sports Club Race Night 9th Top End Moto Cross Club Pony Express 9th Top End Road Racing Assoc Round 6 9th Central Australian Drag Racing Assoc Points Race #5 Quater Mile Smiles 14th Hidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc Beat the Heat Off Street 15th North Australian Motorsports Club NT Titles Circuit Racing 15th Tennant Creek Speedway Club Tennant Creek Titles 16th Darwin Motorcycle Club Boulderdash Enduro Tour 16th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Flat Track / Short Circuit Round 3 22nd Darwin Karting Assoc Championship Round 11 22nd Hidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc Season Finale 22nd Katherine Motorsports Club Race Night 23rd Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Enduro 3, 3hr - Kulgera 23rd Top End Moto Cross Club Natural Terrain Round 3 23rd North Australian Motorsports Club Motorkhana Round 7 22-23rd Alice Springs Off Road Race Club NT Titles 28th Hidden Valley Drag Racing Assoc Beat the Heat Off Street 30th Top End Road Racing Assoc Round 7 30th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Natural Terrain Series 5 OCTOBER 5th North Australian Motorsports Club Motorkhana Round 8 5-6th Tennant Creek Speedway Club NT Title Junior Sudans 6th North Australian Motorsports Club Drift Racing 6th Central Australian Drag Racing Assoc Headlight Race #3 6th Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc Race Night 7th Darwin Motorcycle Club Pony Express Round 3 12-13th33 Top End Moto Cross Club th Club Championship Mini Bikes Round 3, Moto X Round 4 13th North Australian Motorsports Club Circuit Racing Round 7 13th Darwin Karting Assoc Championship Round 12 13th Katherine Motor Sports Club Finale 14th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Masters Games 4hr Enduro 16th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Masters Games Scrambies (Natural Terrain) 18th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Masters Games Flat Track / Short Circuit 20-21st North Australian Motorsports Club Drift Racing 20th Darwin Speedway Riders & Drivers Assoc Final Night 21st Alice Springs Off Road Race Club Short Course Test & Tune 27th Darwin Karting Assoc Closed Titles 27th Top End Mud Racing Assoc Round 1 28th Top End Road Racing Assoc Round 8 28th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Natural Terrain Series 6 NOVEMBER 2-3rd Top End Moto Cross Club Club Championship Mini Bikes Round 4, Moto X Round 5 3rd Central Australian Drag Racomg Assoc Headlight Race #4 3-4th Alice Springs Off Road Race Tour De Sandhills 4th Top End Road Racing Assoc Open Ride Day 4th Alice Springs Motorcycle Club Motocross Round 6 9th North Australian Motorsports Club Motorkhana Round 9 11th North Australian Motorsports Club Sponsor Day 11th Territory Quad Assoc Race Day 24th Top End Mud Racing Assoc Round 2 25th Darwin Motorcycle Club Fun Day DECEMBER 15th Top End Mud Racing Assoc * dates are subject to change please check club websites. Swanny to ruffle some feathers


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