Australasian Young Drivers Championships
Annual On-Line


2009 Winner - DANIELLE HILL (SA)

Danielle Hill from South Australia is the latest Australasian Young Drivers Champion after taking out Heat 7 of the Christian Cullen sponsored series on Saturday night.

In what was an intriguing final heat where up to 5 drivers were genuine chances of taking out the title Danielle steered favourite SMARTY JONES to victory.

Known for his gate speed SMARTY JONES over reached at the start of the race and broke, he was quickly back in his gear and circled the field to find the top within the first a lap.

The three top point scorers going into the final heat (Stephen Reed (WA), Nathan Williamson (NZ) and Brad Cowen (QLD)) drew the back line and were biding their time for one last pronged attack.

Hill was up front controlling the race and probably pinched it with a strong 28.8 third which had all of her rivals off the bit and chasing.

In the end it was a commanding victory of 7.30 metres in a mile rate of 1.57.4 over the 2100m. 

David Medhurst (TAS) ran 2nd aboard EDEN BURST USA and Dexter Dunn (NZ) claimed the trifecta driving WOBBLY ARCHER NZ.

 

 

Danielle Hill & Gino Monaco (Fremantle Trotting Club) with the
2009 Christian Cullen Australasian Young Drivers Championship trophy
 

2009 RESULTS - QUEENSLAND

 Driver Heat 1
Albion Park
24 March 2009
Heat 2
Albion Park
24 March 2009
Heat 3
Gold Coast
26 March 2009
Heat 4
Gold Coast
26 March 2009
Heat 5
Redcliffe
27 March 2009
Heat 6
Redcliffe
27 March 2009
Heat 7
Gold Coast
28 March 2009
Total
Points
Danielle HILL (SA) 7 8 4 12 9 4 17 61
Stephen REED (WA - Def Champion) 17 16 7 2 3 7 2 54
Nathan WILLIAMSON (NZ) 4 1 17 4 5 17 5 53
Dexter DUNN (NZ SI) 3 11 5 1 17 6 9 52
Brad COWEN (QLD) 5 4 12 6 12 9 4 52
Amanda TURNBULL (NSW) 2 5 3 17 2 12 6 47
David MEDHURST (TAS) 6 2 9 9 1 1 12 40
Morgan WOODLEY (WA) 12 6 2 3 7 3 3 36
Glen CRAVEN (VIC) 9 3 1 7 6 5 1 32
Robert BUTT (NZ NI) 1 5 6 5 4 2 7 30

 

Point Score for Ten Starters
1st 17 points; 2nd 12 points; 3rd 9 points; 4th 7 points; 5th 6 points; 6th 5 points; 7th 4 points; 8th 3 points; 9th 2 points; 10th 1 point.
Point Score for Nine Starters
1st - 16 points; 2nd - 11 points; 3rd - 8 pints; 4th - 6 points; 5th - 5 points; 6th - 4 points, 7th - 3 points; 8th - 2 points; 9th - 1 point.
Point Score for Eight Starters
1st - 15 points; 2nd - 11 points; 3rd - 7 pints; 4th - 5 points; 5th - 4 points; 6th - 3 points; 7th - 2 points; 8th - 1 point.
Point Score for Seven Starters
1st - 14 points; 2nd - 9 points; 3rd - 6 pints; 4th - 4 points; 5th - 3 points; 6th - 2 points; 7th - 1 point.


 

2009 Terms & Conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009 Australasian Young Drivers (from left):

Morgan Woodley (WA), Glen Craven (VIC), Stephen Reed (WA - Def Champion),
Robert
Butt (NZ NI), Nathan Williamson (NZ), Dexter Dunn (NZ SI),
David
Medhurst (TAS),
Amanda Turnbull (NSW),
Brad
Cowen (QLD), Danielle HIll
(SA