Australasian Young Drivers Championships
Annual On-Line


2011 Winner - JOSHUA DICKIE 
(NZ)
The winner of the Australasian Young Drivers was not decided until heat 7 of the series. It took a masterful drive from New Zealand driver Josh Dickie to post his third win in the series to finally overhaul Matthew Williamson (New Zealand) who had led for most of the series.

In third place after having a very consistent carnival was Tasmanian Nathan Ford.

In his acceptance speech Josh made reference to the spirit and comradeship in which the event was conducted.

This was evident in the way the drivers all got along.

The carnival took in 3 race meetings and 7 heats plus a host of social and sponsor events. All of the young drivers acquitted themselves in a professional manner whether it be on or off the track.

Of the Australians both Ashlee and Nathan were able to produce winning drives during the challenge.   

The feedback from the trainers who supplied horses for the racing was all positive!

Two highlights of the week include being guests of the Ashburton Club for the Harness Jewels meeting on Saturday as well as witnessing Dexter Dunn drive his 205th winner for the season at the Ashburton meeting on Monday.

The final points table is below.    Information also available on HRA's Facebook
 

 
2011 Australasian Young Drivers Championship Winner
Joshua Dickie (NZ) - (centre), 2nd - Matthew Williamson (NZ) (left),
3rd - Nathan Ford (Tas) (right)
 

2011 RESULTS - NEW ZEALAND

 Driver Heat 1
Forbury Park, NZ
2 June 2011
Heat 2
Forbury Park, NZ
2 June 2011
Heat 3
Forbury Park, NZ
2 June 2011
Heat 4
Addington, NZ
3 June 2011
Heat 5
Addington, NZ
3 June 2011
Heat 6
Ashburton, NZ
6 June 2011
Heat 7
Ashburton, NZ
6 June 2011
Total
Points
Joshua DICKIE (NZ NI) 17 4 5 1 8 17 17 69
Matthew WILLIAMSON (NZ) 9 17 11 17 4 1 4 63
Nathan FORD (TAS) 2 9 16 5 5* 9 7 53
Ashlee SIEJKA (NSW) 1 12 6 7 16 4 6 52
Justin PRENTICE (WA) 7 1 5* 12 6 12 5 48
Zac BUTCHER (NZ) 12 2 4 9 11 7 1 46
Dexter DUNN (NZ SI) 4 7 8 3 5 6 12 45
Jake WEBSTER (SA) 6 5 2 2 1 1 9 26
Chantal TURPIN (QLD) 3 6 3 4 3 5 2 26
Ellen TORMEY (VIC) 5 3 1 6 2 3 3 23
*Allocated horse scratched from race. Driver awarded 5 points & 1 point was deducted from each competing horse's placing
 

Driver Profiles

2011 Australasian Young Drivers Terms and Conditions

2011 Australian Young Drivers Barrier Draw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
 

 



2011 Australasian Young Drivers (from left):
Back row:  Ellen Tormey (Vic), Ashlee Siejka (NSW), Chantal Turpin (Qld), Dexter Dunn (NZ SI), Jake Webster (SA), Zac Butcher (NZ), Justin Prentice (WA)
Front row:  Matthew Williamson (NZ), Joshua Dickie (NZ NI), Nathan Ford (Tas)