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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 64 no. 16

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CLASSIFIEDS 1300 508 509 Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 55 SPORT Drivers ready for huge weekend GO-KART Warren Thomson Nathan Chalmers, Darcy Westaway, Callum Betteridge, James Ling, Courtnay Burfoot, Joe Chalmers and Aaron Chalmers prepare for this weekends racing Picture: CHARLIE LOWSON GO-KART drivers from all over Australia have come together in Alice Springs to fight it out for the Brian Joy Dirt Kart Northern Territory titles starting today. Organisers decided to name the event to honour Brian Joy, who passed away last year, for his contribution to the Alice Springs Dirt Karting Club for more than 20 years. Numbers are slightly down with 120 drivers competing but race officials are still pleased with the number of competitors. Alice Springs Dirt Karting Club publicity officer Craig Schier said: We are a little down on numbers as some South Australian and Western Australian drivers have gone to Perth to compete in the Australian Dirt Kart Titles, but the numbers are still good considering we normally get 130 to 140 drivers. Each class will have eight heats to determine the champion of each class. Alice Springs Dirt Karting Club president Gary Burns said: Some of Australias fastest and most talented drivers will be putting their skills to the test over the three days. Drivers race in eight heats with the points from their best seven counting towards their overall score. Local juniors Callum Betteridge, James Ling, Darcy Westaway, Stephanie Hanlon and Ryan Burns have shown great speed leading up to the titles. Steven Howell, Sam Butler and Australian number three Joe Orr should do well in the KT Light class. Scrutineering and driver registration are on today at noon with a practice session from 2pm to 5pm. Racing is on tomorrow and Sunday from 9am to 4.30pm and spectators get in free. There are bar and canteen facilities available and SBS Speedweek motorsport commentator Wade Aunger will be guest commentator. MINING NOTICES