by Bob Wonders
Mark Cranny’s ‘Hellrazor’, with Damien Matthews observing and crack ski racers Jason Walmsley and Peter Proctor doing the hard work has blitzed the field to win the Mildura 100 GTS Freight Management Super Class.
’’Hellrazor’’ winning the 2010 Bridge to Bridge - boat and crew carried their race winiing form to Mildura. Photo: Theo Spykers
In winning, ‘Hellrazor’ also established a new race record, the time of 31 minutes, 27 seconds beating the former top time by three seconds.
Coincidentally, Peter Proctor was also part of the former race record, set behind ‘Hellbent’ with the same driver/observer, but with Chris Gelle his partner on ski.
Chris Stout was with his regular partner Grant Turner, but the pair lost out to ’Hellbent’ and had to settle for second with ’Burnin’. Photo: Theo Spykers
Gary Holzwart at the wheel of ‘Burnin’ , Bernie Simpson observing, towed Grant Turner and Chris Stout into second place with ‘Superman’, Darren McGuire (driver) and Steve Madsen (observer) towing Daniel Graziano and Daniel Cotton taking third place.
‘Hellrazor’ and ‘Burnin’ and their skiers also clashed in the James Transport ‘Dash for Cash’ with ‘Hellrazor’ again taking the chequered flag from ‘Burnin’ with ‘Top Gun’ third home towing Steve Morley and James Buser with Russell Lewis and Chris Gelle in the boat.
'Burnin' carried on the Noel Griffin Racing colours while Noel recovers from his burns sustained when 'Blazen' caught fire during the Southern 80. - Mildura 100
Kane Howard and Chris Mansfield, behind ‘Elm Street’ claimed victory in the GTS Freight Management President’s Invitational, with Daniel Timewell driving and Peter Strike observing.
‘Sudden Force’, Howard Hoggins (driver) and Trent Eastgate (observer) towed Brady Hoggins and Codie Rigg into second place with ‘Ghostrider’, Mark Ross and Michael Keen in the boat, Richard Souwer and Mason Ross skiing taking third.
About seventeen classes turned out for the Mildura 100, with the Mildura Water Ski Club declaring the evening an outstanding success.
Competing classes included age groups for boys and girls, MOC, SMOC and various engine classes ranging from Unlimited Inboard and Outboard to 2.7-litre outboard.
'Gassa' contesting the 2010 Bridge to Bridge was a casualty in the Mildura 100 after a Super Class DNF. - Mildura 100
Peter Proctor at an earlier race. Behind 'Hellbent' he broke his old record to set a new one. - Mildura 100
For full results visit the event website.