Power­boat champs liven up lake

South Waikato News - - SPORT -

The Lake­land Power­boat Club held its an­nual North Is­land ti­tles com­pe­ti­tion on Jan­uary 1 and 2.

The com­pe­ti­tion saw boat en­thu­si­asts from around the North Is­land de­scend on Lake Marae­tai in Man­gakino.

The plac­ings for the se­ries 3000 North Is­land ti­tles went to Go­ing Go­ing Gone driver Paul Robert­son from Manawatu, who came first, with lo­cal Noe­line Steiner driv­ing her boat to sec­ond place and Brooster driver Bruce Packer from Welling­ton tak­ing the third plac­ing.

North Is­land un­lim­ited and un­re­stricted: The Phan­tom driver Jamie Knight from Manawatu came first. Preda­tor driver Rory An­thony from Lake­land came sec­ond and Evil Rac­ing also from Lake­land club fin­ished third.

On day two the V8 Chal­lenge was run.

Mid­night Driver Steve Mathieson came first. Un­der­taker driver Daniel Pol­lock from Lake­land Club came sec­ond and Lucky Break driver Dean Probyn from Wan­ganui club was third.

The fea­ture event Mas­ter of Man­gakino went to Prompt Parts driver Luke Sharp. Stealth driver Steve Hughes from Auck­land Manakau club came sec­ond with Kevin Thor­burn from Manukau Auck­land club com­ing in third.

Photo: THE NEL­SON MAIL

PROMPT: Driver Luke Sharp nipped Stealth driver Steve Hughes at the fin­ish line at the Lake­land Power Boat Club Mas­ter of Man­gakino com­pe­ti­tion. The same end­ing played out at the New Zealand Power­boat Na­tion­als at Lake Ro­toiti as pho­tographed above.

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