Broth­ers ready for race meet

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Nine New Zealand power­boat­ing ti­tles will be up for grabs at Lake Marae­tai in the new year.

Man­gakino is host­ing the na­tional power­boat­ing cham­pi­onships for the first time on Jan­uary 2 and 3.

The event has pre­vi­ously hosted the North Is­land cham­pi­onships.

So far 35 en­tries have been re­ceived.

Home town hero Al­lan Steiner will be among the favourites. Born and raised in Man­gakino, Steiner will be com­pet­ing again in his Se­ries 3000 boat Misty Blue. Steiner was vic­to­ri­ous in this year’s event. In 2011 he will face com­pe­ti­tion from his brother Roy in his boat Shock­wave. Al­lan Steiner’s wife Noe­line said both broth­ers were com­pet­i­tive so theirs would be a good race to watch. The pair would be com­pet­ing in hon­our of their par­ents Joseph and Va­lerie Steiner. ‘‘To be able to win a ti­tle would be an hon­our for the broth­ers, as this event is done in their home town where they were Noe­line said.

Noe­line, who is also the sec­re­tary and or­gan­iser of the event, will be com­pet­ing on the sec­ond day of the rac­ing. She will be the only fe­male driver rac­ing in her class.

The event has free en­try and will fea­ture sev­eral food stalls.

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POWER­BOAT­ING: Al­lan Steiner will be in ac­tion again on the wa­ters of Lake Marae­tai early next year.

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