The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012
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36 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 4 -J A N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 3 6 C O L O R : C M Y K ASTRA CONVERTIBLE Leather trim, a/con, p-steering, pwr windows & electric roof $13,888 SALEPRICE! 2010 HYUNDAI i20 ELITE Brillant blue duco, auto, a/con, p-steering, pwr windows, alloy wheels $16,855 SALEPRICE! TOYOTA AURION AT-X 200Kw V6 eng, auto, a/con, p-steering, 6 airbags, ABS, cruise control $18,453 SALEPRICE! 09 VE SV6 UTE One owner, a/con, p-steering, 18alloy wheels, body kit $26,768 SALEPRICE! HUMMER H3 One owner, low kilometres, bull bar, tow bar, alloy wheels $37,888 SALEPRICE!LMVD098 8952 5500 46 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs 03 FORD ESCAPE SALE PRICE!$13,987 OVER 70 CARS MUST GO!! 50 30 02 /1 2a s Instant finance to approved purchasers only www.peterkittleusedcars.com.au Icey cold a/con, pwr steering, pwr windows, remote c/locking NEW YEAR CLEARANCE NEW YEAR CLEARANCE 09 HYUNDAI GETZ Balance of new car warranty, 5 spd man, a/con, p-steering $9,788 SALEPRICE! Ben Grabham flies around the Deep Well track on Sunday. INSET: Grabham celebrates his victory Pictures: DALE FLETCHER BEN GRABS GLORY MOTORCYCLING Dale Fletcher BEN GRABS GLORY REIGNING Finke Desert Race champion Ben Grabham again showed his dominance in the Red Centre with victory in the Alice Off Road Mechanical Services Deep Well Moto-X on Sunday. Grabham, who made the trip to Deep Well for the third time for his first win, was the man to catch and won all three races by comfortable margins. He said: Yeah, its third time lucky, its great to get a win. It was a good opportunity for me so early in the season and to see how the hand held up. Grabham broke his hand during his victorious 2011 Finke campaign and he said Sundays race was the first time he had put the hand to the ultimate test. He said: The hand went really well. Its definitely on target to where I want to be. The healing will take time. Its probably at 95 per cent to where it was before I broke it at Finke last year. Grabham applauded his new fitness regime as the key to Sun days success. He said: After the first two times I have raced here I knew I was in for hell, so my trainers have helped me out a lot. I have been working closely with Shotz Hydration and it really has been working well for me. Also, hooking up with Stephen Greenfield last year before Finke was a big difference with my suspension. Grabham was talked into making his third trip back to Deep Well. He said: Big thanks to Woody from Race Motorcycles and Robbie Armstead from Wintersun Caravan Park for getting us up here. I didnt come here last year but the guys convinced me to come this year and Im happy that I did, now. If anything I felt even stronger as the day went on. I was glad the heat didnt get to me like it did the last two times. Its been a good day. Grabham was irresistible at every start, clearing the field easily from the green flag and was unable to be caught all day. He said: The KTM is quite fast as we know from Finke and all it took really was getting some clean starts to make the job a bit easier. Winning all three races was my goal from early on and to go out there and test myself. Sundays victory has only inspired Grabham towards a fifth Finke crown in June. He said: I always look forward to June and Finke. I have changed my contract with KTM a bit and I am now doing a lot more desert races because the atmosphere is a lot better. n Motorsport: Pages 33-34 Nicks crown: P34