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 ½ a
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
Hill was up front controlling
the race and probably pinched it with a strong 28.8 third ¼ 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
David Medhurst (TAS) ran 2nd aboard EDEN BURST USA and
Dexter Dunn (NZ) claimed the trifecta driving WOBBLY ARCHER NZ.