Fa­ther and daugh­ter on track

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - LUCY SMITH

TOWNSVILLE fa­ther and daugh­ter Dale and Madi­son Dun­ston fin­ished their races on a high at the week­end, de­spite a last minute set­back for Ms Dun­ston.

They came 13th and 17th re­spec­tively in race four of the Aussie Rac­ing Cars yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Mr Dun­ston — who was rac­ing in his first ever Townsville 400 — said the last race was his best.

“I fin­ished nice and clean, straight car,” he said.

“That one was my best race. I def­i­nitely earnt that race, the other ones I just waited for peo­ple to fall off the track but I was rac­ing for po­si­tion in that one.

“I worked my way up re­ally nicely.”

Ms Dun­ston said it had been her best race all week­end, de­spite a spin- out in the last lap.

“I got back up though be­cause of the safety car,” she said af­ter the race.

“It was on turn 13, com­ing onto the straight so no one knows you’re there.

“It was a bit scary, I could have got a head- on.”

Ms Dun­ston has been rac­ing V8s for just over a year, and prior to that she had been in­vovled in gokart­ing for around a decade.

“She’s do­ing re­ally well. She’s an am­bas­sador for Townsville and women in mo­tor­sport,” said her proud fa­ther.

Aussie Rac­ing Se­ries drivers Madi­son and Dale Dun­ston.

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