Big crowds go through the gates at annual Cobram eventMarch 14, 2012 4:01am
The Cobram-Barooga Lawnmower Races and Big Boys Toys has been declared a success with around 400 people through the gates on Saturday.
There were 21 lawn mower racers from across NSW and Victoria, with plenty of action at the specially designed track.
Organisers Shayne McIntyre and Stuart Eliott said they were thrilled with the weekend
‘‘We moved the event out to Cobram Harness Racing Club and the venue was great,’’ Mr McIntyre said.
‘‘We couldn’t have asked for better facilities and the track committee and club were very accommodating.’’
Mr Eliott said a number of racers commented on the track, which held up well despite recent wet weather.
‘‘The track was a lot faster and wider. It was a bit muddy on one of the corners, so we modified it for safety reasons.
‘‘All in all, it went well, and our local racers did well too.’’
Racers Ben Brentnall, Callum Nichol, John Lean, Marc Retallack and Luke Rawson performed well in their respective classes, although some mowers were affected by mechanical problems.
The lawn mower races also included a range of kids’ activities and a show and shine display.
‘‘Most of the people through the gates were locals, which was great,’’ Mr McIntyre said.
‘‘We did get a few phone calls from people saying they couldn’t get through because of the floods, but we’re looking forward to seeing them at next year’s event.’’
Mr Eliott claimed race honours in the 250
‘‘Gavin has won the all-in race two years in a row, so it was good to beat him .
The organisers would like to thank major sponsors, including Ink Me Tattoo and Piercing, Murray River Spares and Repairs, Clarke’s Paint and Panel, Eliott’s Small Engines, Poolside Cobram, Mitre 10, Pat Barrett’s Tyre Service, Central Murray Credit Union, Betta Electrical, Bikes, Buggies and Marine, A1 Engineering, The Bottom Pub, AusElec, D’Vine Ideas, Cobram Outdoor and Disposals, Classic Rock 102.5FM, Cobram Home Hardware, Millers Mowers and Motorcycles, and minor sponsors and donors.
Grahamvale Primary School had a special visitor for its Anzac Day assembly yesterday.
The Yarrawonga and District Cemetery Trust has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Department of Health to undertake development work at the Yarrawonga cemetery.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca shearer Franky Atkinson has earned himself a return trip to New Zealand next year after an impressive run of performances in shearing competitions.
William Napier, whose remains lie in Rochester cemetery, received the Empire's highest honour for gallantry while fighting for the British army during the Indian Mutiny.
Tongala family hopes for transplant call for six-year-old.
Family of former Seymour man killed in a road crash in Los Angeles before Christmas set up a Melbourne University scholarship in his honour.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
The Cancer Council Relay For Life fundraiser is a cause close to the hearts, and feet, of many district residents.
Redgum sculpture is carved at Thompsons Beach, Cobram.
Deniliquin Police ConFest Operation nets 76 drug detections.
Murray Goulburn has lifted its milk prices to about $6.66 kg milk solids.
Benalla's Joda Plex was named Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFEs student of the year at her graduation this month.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.