Dirty ute wins first

Monto’s Gail Now­land will take her daily ride to Ekka

Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT SPORT - Annie Perets

Gail Now­land I went and had some fun, and let off some steam, be­fore com­ing over here.

THERE is only one place that ne­glect­ing to clean a car pays off, and that is in a feral ute com­pe­ti­tion.

Monto res­i­dent Gail Now­land, 25, can of­fi­cially say she has the most feral ute in the Bur­nett, af­ter she won the cat­e­gory in the Bur­nett Sub Cham­ber Fi­nals in Eidsvold at the week­end.

“Ba­si­cally it’s got to be dirty and bro­ken, but still road­wor­thy,” she said. “The dirt­ier, the bet­ter.” While other ve­hi­cle own­ers spend the lead-up to a show work­ing hard to make their car shine, the story was a lit­tle dif­fer­ent for Now­land as she took her ute out on a prop­erty.

“The ute is al­ways dirty and never gets cleaned, but it got worse last night,” she said.

“I went and had some fun, and let off some steam, be­fore com­ing over here.

“And I didn’t have to worry about it get­ting dirty on the drive here.”

Adding to the feral look, there’s a crack on the front of the ve­hi­cle neatly cov­ered with band-aids.

An in­ter­est in cars runs in Now­land’s fam­ily blood.

“My fam­ily have got burnout cars, mud rac­ers and drag rac­ers,” she said.

“My un­cle was a cham­pion drag racer and rep­re­sented Queens­land.”

Now­land will now be tak­ing her ve­hi­cle to the Ekka.

“Ac­tu­ally, I only got this ute ear­lier this year, so it’s my first time com­pet­ing with it,” she said.

Other win­ners from Sub Cham­ber Fi­nals: Ute Muster Com­pe­ti­tion

Best Street Ute

Win­ner: John Gar­son rep­re­sent­ing Tee­bar Best B& S Ute Win­ner: Josh Kra­hen­bring rep­re­sent­ing Gin Gin Best 4 x 4 Ute Win­ner: Toby Hamil­ton rep­re­sent­ing Eidsvold BestWork Ute Win­ner: Brian Grundy rep­re­sent­ing Biggenden

2nd Place: Robert Young rep­re­sent­ing Eidsvold

Best Feral Ute Win­ner: Gail Now­land rep­re­sent­ing Monto Best Clas­sic Ute Win­ner: Wendy Nielsen rep­re­sent­ing Tee­bar

Young Farmer’s Chal­lenge Win­ner: Eidsvold Team Pen­ning Com­mit­tee Team

2nd Place: Biggenden Team

Dark Rich Fruit Cake Com­pe­ti­tion

Win­ner: Leonie Din­gle Rep­re­sent­ing Mt Perry

2nd Place: Teresa Buch­bach rep­re­sent­ing Tee­bar 3rd Place: Sandie Bloom­field rep­re­sent­ing Gin Gin

Judges & Pa­raders Stud Beef Cat­tle Young Pa­raders Un­der 15 1st Shadia Dahtler 2nd Darcy Mor­timer 3rd Hogan Dahtler

Stud Beef Cat­tle Young Pa­raders 15- 25 years 1st Nanci-Wil­son 2nd Corey Evans 3rd Ethan Flem­ming 4th Har­riet Dunne 5th Madi­son Low

Prime Cat­tle Judge Un­der 15 1st Al­lie Perkins 2nd Shadia Dahtler 3rd Paris Stark 4th Sa­van­nah Goody

Prime Cat­tle Judge 15 – 25 yrs 1st Demi Ra­do­se­vic 2nd Mad­dyson Moir 3rd Brock Dahtler 4th Har­riet Dunne

Stud Cat­tle Judge Un­der 15 1st Greta Dunne 2nd Shadia Dahtler 3rd Sa­van­nah Goody 3rd Melissa Birch

Stud Cat­tle Judge 15-25years 1st Chelsea Whi­taker 2nd Luke Aisthorpe 3rd Corey Evans 3rd Brock Dahtler

PHO­TOS: ANNIE PERETS

DIRTY WIN­NER: This num­ber won Monto’s Gail Now­land the Best Feral Ute at the Bur­nett Sub Cham­ber Fi­nals in Eidsvold on July 2.

CAR LOVERS: Pic­tured are some of the com­peti­tors in the dif­fer­ent ute cat­e­gories in the Bur­nett Sub Cham­ber Fi­nals.

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