Phonsy Mullan will be defending his championship title in the Unlimited Class next weekend after he failed to place at the recent round after a controversial infringement. Although Phonsy set one of the fastest times of the day with a 41.594sec it was deemed insubmissable by race officials due to his first attempt being aborted due to a vibration in the jet unit.
Racing since 2006, Team Ramjet’s Phonsy and navigator Kelsie Gill have vowed to come back with a vengence at the final round on 29th November and fight it out against previous round winner Daryl Hutton from Team Hooters, and hot on his tail, Greg Mercier in Acol Skylights. Last years 400 class champion Brooke Dixon of Hi-Tec Oils who currently sits second in the championship is hoping that she will be able to shake off the engine issues of the last three rounds and continue her run for the championship trophy too.
In the 400 class for engines up to 412 cubic inch in capacity, its guaranteed to be an exciting and close race with just over a second between the first place getter of the last round Jake Garlick (Queensland) and Damien O’Leary (Adelaide). With Team Kryptonite Racing’s O’Leary only one point ahead of the father and son Team Grumpy’s Jake and hot on his tail is Team Vicious’s Shane Loughnan who will all be pushing the limits of these engines on the night to see who is crowned champion.
Victoria’s Jeremy Kincaid in the 350 restricted class proved he has what it takes when paired with navigator Wayde Chalmers, he was the only boat to get inside the 50 second bracket with a 49.734 sec run in the top six eliminations. Team Rogue’s Kincaid is currently leading the championship with 294 points and has two contenders who are hot on his heels. With only a point between them, Team Obsession’s Brett Thornton and Scott Roberts driving Girlz Toys will be battling it out for the 60 points that are on offer but Jeremy wont be giving those up easily.
You wont want to miss all the action of the season’s sixth and final round championship decider of the 2014 Hi-Tec Oils Australian V8 Superboat Championship in Temora at the Max Hire Park, under lights on Saturday 29 November. Get your tickets online at www.v8superboats.com.au and bring the family for what’s guaranteed to be a night of excitement, thrills and possibly spills as the teams battle it out to see who will be crowned champion at the end of the night.
Image: Daryl Hutton in action from the last Round atTemora – photo: Pureart Creative Images