Dirty ute wins first
Monto’s Gail Nowland will take her daily ride to Ekka
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
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.