Echuca's Little Man team successfully defended its SMOC expert title on Saturday.By Zach Hubber
Echuca’s Little Man team of driver Shaun Tomkins, observer Garry McConnell and skiers Damien Cross and Andy Martin defended the boat’s SMOC expert title in 40 minutes and 11 seconds on Sunday.
Little Man came third in the SMOC social class on Saturday morning in 40:38, with Jai Welch skiing for Cross.
The top four boats were always predicted to battle it out for top spot on the first day of racing and The Speciman and Sonic Boats proved 31 and 30 seconds faster respectively.
Tomkins said the run could have been better.
‘‘We ran a slightly different prop today (Saturday). It’s been lined off and it was a bit of a handful to drive with,’’ he said.
‘‘(Before the race) I knew it was going to be harder to drive with, but it’s a little bit quicker.
‘‘We just had a lot of trouble getting it around the corners today.’’
But the early run only gave Tomkins more confidence heading into Sunday.
‘‘We’ll go into Sunday with a bit more confidence with the other prop I’ve got and I’ve got a couple of little changes to make,’’ he said.
‘‘Our start was pretty slow, so if we can knock another 30 seconds off our time today, which I think is achievable, then we’ll be close to the top.’’
The team did just that, wiping off 27 seconds to win by 34 seconds from Sonic Boats.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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