WEEK­END SPORT

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THE Hid­den Val­ley race­way is a state- of- the- art motorsport cir­cuit just 10km from bustling down­town Dar­win. It was here a year ago that Craig Lown­des made his charge up the leader­board for the V8 Su­per­car crown, only to fal­ter in the last race of the sea­son at Phillip Is­land. Lown­des is back in the far north this week­end but faces a big chal­lenge as he tries to make up ground on se­ries leader Rick Kelly and the tire­less Mark Skaife, who proved at age 40, be­hind the wheel of a new Holden Com­modore at East­ern Creek two weeks ago, that he’s still got the drive to win an­other Su­per­car ti­tle. Live on the Seven net­work to­day from 2pm in all mar­kets and from 1.30pm to­mor­row ev­ery­where ex­cept Perth, where it will be screened at 11.30am. The Swans’ push for a third con­sec­u­tive AFL fi­nals ap­pear­ance be­gins in earnest tonight when they go up against Colling­wood in Syd­ney, live on Ten from 7.30pm. Those read­ers who have al­ways wanted to know what all the fuss is about in Amer­ica’s Cup match race sail­ing can catch the hype live with races one and two be­tween Alinghi and Team New Zealand from Va­len­cia, Spain, tonight and to­mor­row from 11pm on Fox Sports 3. Tonight’s Spring­boks- All Blacks Tri Na­tions rugby Test from South Africa may well be a pre­cur­sor to the World Cup fi­nal in France later in the year. It will be screened live on FS1, with the kick- off slated for 11pm.

Peter Ko­goy

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