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Jul29

Round 2 Lake Dunstan

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Well it certainly was an interesting Round 2 of the South Island Endurance Tour.  16 Brave idiots were on the side of the lake at 9am for registration.... it had been -3 during the night and the skis were frosted up nicely.  We looked more like a team of eskimo’s... than jet skiers.  The 2 Pole Skis raced a shortened track for 45 minutes, with Darryl Dunbar from Dunedin taking honours in the open class, and Daniel Jephson not far behind as the First Stock Boat home.   The 11 runabout entries (including teams) set out with great intentions on the 5.7km course...but only 4 of them actually finished the race.  The safety marshalls were kept extremely busy towing many of them into the boat ramp. With Kawasaki’s and Seadoo’s breaking down we were beginning to think the conditions got the better of us!  After a brief break with a sausage sizzle compliments of The Waverunner Centre, and a roaring fire to warm riders up... 5 skis set out for race #2.  But... the lake was not finished claiming victims... and by the last lap only 3 skis remained in the race. A great weekend was had by all... especially on Highlands go kart track... and for those that hit the Queenstown night life.

 

Results were

Runabout Open 25 laps (142.5km)
1st Chris Farnley (Kawa)
2nd Cole Askew (Yama)
3rd Carrick Broadley (Sea)
4th Dan Smith
5th Daniel Curtis
6th Andre Mackie
7th Nathan Maclure

 

1st Stock Boat Home
Chris Farnley

 

Naturally Aspriated
1st Craig Flewellen

 

Teams
1st Daniel Curtis/Andrew
2nd Callum Farnell/Tayne Lemon
3rd Steve Sharpe/Stuart Mackay

 

Pole
1st Darryl Dunbar
2nd Daniel Jephson

 

For current standings check out the results page here.

 

The final round at Lake Brunner is combined with the social Poker Run.  This will be held on the 30th August... with a lot more interest from Christchurch riders and a proven great night at the local establishment... it is not to be missed.
For more information contact Christchurch jet Sports Club cjsc@xtra.co.nz or Lisa 0274 318 419

 



 

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