Nuclear fallout

IN the 1960s 11 holes were blown into one of the country’s largest seagrass meadows.
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It was at Hole in the Wall in Booderee National Park, when seismic testing was used to check ground stability for a proposed nuclear testing facility.

Nearly 50 years later, the holes are clearly visible on Google Earth and aren’t expected to grow back for another 100 years.

This week marine ecologist Dr Peter Macreadie will be taking sediment cores from the damaged areas and measuring the carbon loss from the area.

The Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, Dr Macreadie specialises in seagrass and its ability to store carbon.

Dr Macreadie will be joined by a team of technicians, a PHD student and a research assistant who together will be drilling into the seabed to take core samples.

Working from a large punt out of Murray’s Beach boat ramp the team will use a hydraulic pile driving system to hammer the seven metre aluminium sample tubes into the seabed.

Samples are then stored and returned to his laboratory for testing.

“Seagrass can store carbon for thousands of years. It’s 35 times more powerful than tropical rainforest and it’s an important natural way of slowing down climate change,” said Dr Macreadie.

However, seagrass is not included in the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and Dr Macreadie would like to see this changed.

He expected an analysis of sediment from the Hole in the Wall cores to show a massive carbon loss and he hoped to use this data to have seagrass included in the inventory.

The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory measures greenhouse gas emissions produced by agriculture and industry, but failing to take into account the effect of seagrass loss is a huge error according to Dr Macreadie.

“People don’t realise the significance of seagrass – Australia’s lost 50 per cent since records began. If carbon is $23 per tonne, that’s $45 billion dollars.”

SEA SCIENCE: Dr Peter Macreadie (right) with PhD student Stacey Trevathan-Tackett, UTS research assistant Stacey Ong and technical officer Rod Hungerford will be taking sediment cores from seagrass beds in Jervis Bay this week.

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南京夜网 21/02/2019

Councillors propose new school at Legana

A new primary school has been proposed for Legana to cater for the population explosion projected in the next decade.
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West Tamar councillors Tim Woinarski and Peter Kearney will officially announce the plans at Legana today.

The councillors are calling on the state government and Education Department to meet them about planning for the school to meet the future needs of the wider Legana area.

They said the council had planning projections that showed the area was expected to double in size in the next 10 years.

Talk of building a new school comes as Port Sorell Primary School opened its doors to pupils for the first time yesterday and five other schools have taken advantage of the government’s $3.5 million school closure fund and amalgamated over the summer break.

Cr Woinarski said Legana would be the next Kingston or Sorell, and was the fastest growing area in the greater Launceston area and state.

“The government has to sit down with the West Tamar Council and ask, what do you need, what do you want,” Cr Woinarski said.

“A school is the No. 1 priority to start with. You only have to look at the increasing traffic on the [West Tamar] highway to see the amount of families that live in the area.

“You put a school in the area, it’s only going to get bigger and it will decrease the traffic on the highway.”

According to the councillor there are four housing subdivisions in the vicinity, including development of a former orchard site in the pipeline and other developments.

The former orchard site could be where the proposed school could be built.

Cr Kearney, a former Hagley Farm Primary School principal, said Legana children travelled to either Riverside or Exeter schools.

He said the Riverside schools were at capacity and Exeter would get to that point if people looked at future population projections.

“If you’re doing plans for Legana as part of the greater Launceston area, it’s pretty obvious where you should be planning right now – for a school at Legana,” Cr Kearney said.

Opposition education spokesman Michael Ferguson said on the basis of population projections it was a proposal that deserved further investigation.

However, department deputy secretary Andrew Finch is still to be convinced. He said the department would not consider a school for the area at the moment but it did monitor demographic changes.

Mr Finch said according to 2010 enrolment trends, student numbers had fallen at both Riverside and Exeter primary schools and “it is considered that the West Tamar area has sufficient primary school provision”.

West Tamar councillors Tim Woinarski and Peter Kearney are calling for a new school to be built at Legana. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

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南京夜网 21/02/2019

Leadership mantle sits well with Inglis

NRL culture and diversity manager Mark deWeerd was planning last weekend’s inaugural Indigenous players camp when he received a call from Greg Inglis.
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‘‘He just suggested that the younger guys be roomed with the more senior guys so they were able to talk to them one on one and be a mentor for them,’’ deWeerd said.

It is just one example of Inglis’s growth as a leader those around him have noticed – both on and off the field.

‘‘In this camp, there is a group of guys who are the senior people in this team and they grow confidence from that and develop leadership skills because they are the ones that others look up to,’’ deWeerd said.

Inglis has always been held in high regard by his peers for his football skills but it has been noticeable around the Indigenous All Stars team this week that he has also become a leader off the field.

‘‘I think he has just taken ownership of who he is,’’ said Indigenous All Stars assistant coach Gorden Tallis, who also worked with Inglis during his first season at South Sydney in 2011.

‘‘He has played for Queensland, Australia and won grand finals in Melbourne but I think with this side here, because of who he is and what he has achieved, he is one of the real leaders of the team.’’

Rabbitohs teammates Adam Reynolds and Nathan Peats, who will line up on opposite sides in the match at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night, have also noticed how Inglis has developed.

‘‘He has taken on a leadership role at Souths this year and he is doing a good job,’’ Reynolds said.

‘‘He was a leader last year but this year he has taken it to a new level.

‘‘He talks a lot more than he did last year and he has got everyone at Souths working really hard and he is keeping us honest.

‘‘There is a lot of competition at Souths with a lot of young blokes pushing through and trying to get a spot and he is good for them,’’ Reynolds said.

Peats, who will play alongside Inglis for the Indigenous All Stars team, said: ‘‘You can see that he feels really comfortable here, being around guys like Johnathan Thurston and Justin Hodges.’’

With Sam Thaiday injured, Thurston, Inglis, Hodges and Scott Prince are the senior members of the team but deWeerd believes that every player in the camp is developing leadership skills they can take back to their clubs.

‘‘In the time I have been involved I have noticed that the senior players are more vocal about providing leadership and support for indigenous players,’’ deWeerd said.

‘‘They go back to their clubs and you can see that in their own club environment, they are using those leadership skills on a broader scale.’’

Picture: Anthony Johnson

南京夜网 21/02/2019

Manly link with fitness guru

MANLY officials say they never had any concerns about the use of supplements by players while sports science guru Steve Dank was involved with the club.
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Dank’s role in Essendon’s controversial fitness program will come under scrutiny during an investigation by the AFL and Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority into the Bombers’ use of potentially illegal substances. Dank left the AFL club recently.

It has been alleged Essendon players were asked to sign waivers relating to treatment they were receiving, while club officials said ‘‘questions had been raised’’ about supplements given to players last season.

Dank, who was in charge of the Bombers’ sports science program, had previously been employed by the Sea Eagles for six years, including in 2008 when they won the premiership.

It was during Dank’s time at the club that Fairfax Media revealed the use of calves’ blood by some Manly players to aid recovery. Under Dank’s guidance, Manly also introduced DNA testing of players, GPS tracking to monitor their performances and the use of radical herbal supplements such as the $300-per-litre anti-inflammatory product Lact-Away, which is made from the bark of French pine and was initially a racehorse treatment.

He left to join Essendon in 2011, and Sea Eagles officials said they never had any doubts during his time with the club.

‘‘Steve was employed as a consultant between 2006 and 2010. During that time, we never had any concerns,’’ Manly football manager Steve Gigg said.

‘‘We always complied with all anti-doping protocols of the WADA code and the NRL.’’

The NRL is expected to follow the Essendon case closely but does not outlaw supplements for players.

‘‘Everyone is always looking for an edge, but the players need to realise that if they take a product that contains a banned substance, they will go,’’ one official told Fairfax Media.

‘‘They are ultimately responsible for themselves.’’

Essendon face scrutiny over supplements supplied to their players last year. While the Bombers are confident performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) are not involved, ASADA will lead the joint investigation with the AFL.

The investigation is understood to centre on the possibility Essendon players were injected with peptides or ‘‘related substances’’ and that they were asked to sign consent forms handed to them by some of the conditioning staff.

There are various types of peptides, including those which promote muscle growth and thus have similar properties to human growth hormone. There are also peptides that are inert and legal for athletes to take.

Essendon have admitted its players took supplements but the club leadership said they only learnt in recent days that there were issues with some of these products. The club would not say how many of its players had taken them.

While the AFL is working with ASADA, any potential punishment could be out of the AFL’s hands as it would be required to fall in line with ASADA policy.

Players could face bans of more than two years if found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs.

Former Essendon player Kyle Reimers told Channel Nine that the club knew it was pushing the boundaries with its program.

‘‘From what they were saying, it was right on the borderline of what they were going to give us,’’ he said.

‘‘Everyone signed it, it was a personal choice as to whether they took it … it does seem very odd the type of stuff we were taking. They admitted to us it was right on the edge of the levels you could be taking.’’

Ashen-faced Essendon chairman David Evans, coach James Hird and chief executive Ian Robson yesterday said the club knew players took supplements but had only discovered information in the previous 48 hours that was ‘‘slightly concerning’’ about the substances and immediately contacted the AFL.

The AFL community has been abuzz since last season with reports that Essendon players were using ‘‘unorthodox’’ substances.

Various media outlets including Fairfax Media had repeatedly asked Essendon – including as late as Monday evening – about the claims and were given strenuous denials.

Coach James Hird said he believed the players were clean. ‘‘The supplements our players were given, in my opinion and my knowledge, were all approved and within the regulations we all play the game by,’’ he said. ‘‘I’m very disappointed – shocked is probably the best word.’’

ADVICE: Steve Dank, left, at Sea Eagles training with Des Hasler in 2008.

南京夜网 21/02/2019

Woman jailed over KI farm fraud

A WOMAN jailed for defrauding a King Island abattoir of $500,000 in the `90s has been imprisoned again after admitting to dishonestly obtaining almost $200,000 from the Commonwealth.
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In the Supreme Court in Burnie, Justice Peter Evans yesterday sentenced Lynette Anne Murray to two-and-a-half years in prison.

Murray, 48, had earlier pleaded guilty to 33 counts of obtaining property by deception.The charges related to dishonestly obtaining $194,959.80 through fraudulent claims made while undertaking bookkeeping duties for a King Island dairy farmer.

In 1997, Murray was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail for crimes committed between August 1993 and April 1995 while working at the abattoir.

She served half of the sentence before being released.

Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Ian Arendt told the court that between March 29, 2005, and July 19, 2006, Murray Leg 1dishonestly obtained rebates through the Energy Grants Credit Scheme (EGCS).

Under the scheme, rebates are available to subsidise the cost of diesel fuel used in the running of a business.

The dairy farmer employed Murray to take care of his bookkeeping, which included making claims under the EGCS through the Australian Tax Office.

With the dairy farmer busy operating the farm, he handed Murray access to his bank accounts and ATO information.

The court heard that without the farmer’s knowledge, Murray changed the destination for these payments to her own personal bank account.

The dairy farmer did not pick up on the redirected payments as he had handed all administrative control to Murray.

During the 16-month period Murray claimed rebates for amounts of fuel significantly over and above the amounts actually used by the dairy farmer, the court was told.

Mr Arendt said an adjustment to the EGCS meant paper claims no longer had to be lodged, and they could instead be claimed using a telephone service.

He said the scheme depended on trust and honesty and no steps were taken to check accuracy, other than the fact claimants are expected to file five years of documentation in the case of an audit.

An ATO audit into the business began in February 2008.

The court heard that during the audit when Murray was interviewed by ATO investigators in December 2009, she failed to provide documentation to justify fuel claims she had made.

Mr Arendt said upon inspection of Murray’s bank accounts, there was no evidence of a gambling problem, but that the money had seemingly been used for personal expenses.

He said the Commonwealth has not received any repayments.

Natalie Everett, for Murray, argued her client had been given permission from the dairy farmer to redirect the payment to her own account.

However, she did not dispute the amounts claimed by Murray were inaccurate.

Justice Evans acknowledged the chaotic financial position experienced by the farm, but said it could not justify the crimes committed.

Murray will be eligible for release after serving two years of the sentence.

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南京夜网 21/02/2019

High-profile women to do battle in Montgomery

CANDIDACY ANNOUNCED: Liberal leader Will Hodgman with Legislative Council Liberal candidate for Montgomery Leonie Hiscutt yesterday. Picture: Tony Cross.TWO of the Central Coast’s highest-profile women will do battle for the Legislative Council seat of Montgomery, following the announcement of Leonie Hiscutt’s candidacy yesterday.
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Mrs Hiscutt was announced by Liberal leader Will Hodgman as the party’s candidate for the upper house seat.

The news comes just days after Central Coast Deputy Mayor Cheryl Fuller confirmed she would run as an independent candidate in Montgomery following Sue Smith’s retirement from politics after 16 years in the Legislative Council.

Mrs Hiscutt said she and Cr Fuller had had a good relationship for a number of years, but it was strictly down to business when it came to the campaign.

“She’s a nice lady and good luck to her, but I hope I win,” she said.

The election will take place in May.

Mrs Hiscutt, of Howth, said she would take a pro-development and pro-jobs campaign approach .

“We need to make some legislative changes to get businesses going, to encourage both large and small businesses,” she said.

Mr Hodgman endorsed the candidacy of Mrs Hiscutt, who is a farmer, businesswoman and the president of the Central Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“She is a well-known local, she lives in this community and understands the needs of this community,” he said.

“She knows this area intimately.”

Mr Hodgman said with an unemployment rate of 9.2 per cent on the North-West Coast, the area needed a representative who would focus on growth, development and jobs.

Mr Hodgman did not rule out the party nominating more candidates for other upper house seats, saying this would be judged on a case-by-case basis.

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南京夜网 21/01/2019

Ballarat Miners announce coaches for new SEABL season

BALLARAT Miners have called on two South East Australian Basketball League legends to lead the club to new heights.
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Bendigo Braves great David Flint has been appointed to the vacant head coach role, with Miners champion Eric Hayes locked in as his assistant.

The Miners had been on the hunt for a replacement for Guy Molloy, who resigned from the top job in December last year. Flint is their man.

“It’s a privilege that (the Miners) have the faith in me to get things done, and I have no question that things can get done around here,” Flint said after meeting the players at training last night.

“It’s great to get back with a club that has so much rich history, and they are, to me, throughout the years SEABL has been going, by far the most successful club.”

Flint said it was a huge plus to have Hayes on board.

“I love the way he played and I know he and I can work very closely together,” he said.

The 50-year-old arrives in Ballarat boasting an outstanding career as a coach and player with the Miners’ arch-rival. He is Bendigo’s all-time leader in games played, rebounds, blocks, assists and steals, and led the Braves to their first championship in 1988 as a playing coach.

Flint’s impact on the SEABL is just as great, having been selected in the Team of the Decade for 1980-89 as a player and 1990-99 as the head coach. Flint has six years’ coaching experience at the Australian Junior National Championships, including three as head coach of the under-18 men’s team, in which several Miners have played.

Hayes’ name is synonymous with Ballarat basketball.

He is the all-time leader for SEABL games played, and holds the same record at the Miners, where he is a leader for points, assists and steals.

Hayes sits in the SEABL top 10 for points, assists, rebounds and steals, and was inducted into the 2000s Team of the Decade.

“There is no doubt I have a desire to coach the Miners at some stage, however right now the timing is not right for me or my family,” Hayes said.

“When David asked me to be involved as an assistant I jumped at it, as I have so much respect for what he has achieved and thought what better way for me to further my coaching career with this great club.

“I will fully support him where I can.”

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Ballarat Miners new assistant coach Eric Hayes and new head coach David Flint.

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南京夜网 21/01/2019

Broadmeadow may be end of line

SYDNEY trains may be terminated at Broadmeadow rather than Wickham under state government plans to cut the Newcastle rail line.
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When Planning Minister Brad Hazzard announced the Wickham terminus plan in December, it was generally assumed that all trains currently running to Newcastle would then end at Wickham.

But speculation about the Sydney service has been triggered by government artwork showing the Wickham interchange as more suited to four-car trains than the eight cars usually used on the Sydney service.

And reports to the government have said the extra rail traffic generated by a Wickham interchange would probably require the permanent closure of the level crossing at Beaumont Street, Hamilton.

The extra rail traffic would come from empty trains, which are presently kept on the Newcastle line, having to go back to Broadmeadow for stabling.

One way to avoid this traffic would be to end the Sydney services at Broadmeadow.

But while this would ease pressure on the Beaumont Street gates it would force Maitland line passengers to catch another train, between Hamilton and Broadmeadow, to reach the Sydney service.

Concerns about such issues led the Newcastle Herald to contact the Premier, Barry O’Farrell, and the Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, last week, to ask about rumours that the Sydney trains would terminate at Broadmeadow.

They passed the questions to Planning Minister Brad Hazzard, who sent them to the Hunter Development Corporation.

Corporation chief executive Bob Hawes acknowledged the reports raising concerns about Beaumont Street – and the even closer Railway Street, Wickham, level crossing – but said final decisions would be made once planning for the Wickham terminus was under way.

The same applied to whether the Sydney service would start and finish from Broadmeadow.

‘‘Such matters are operational detail which will be resolved through the scoping study phase in consultation with Transport for NSW,’’ Mr Hawes said.

He said a ‘‘multi-agency steering group’’ would be put together in the coming weeks to implement the decision announced by Mr Hazzard in December.

‘‘I can honestly say I haven’t seen anything to indicate a departure from the starting point of the announcement, which is services terminating at Wickham,’’ Mr Hawes said.

‘‘But that’s a general planning position and from here on in there will be an interesting and complicated matrix of issues to be worked through.

‘‘It’s a bit like the Hunter Highway. An announcement was made and a line drawn on a map but the eventual outcome was somewhat different.”

What the change could mean:

MAITLAND-SYDNEY: Change trains at Hamilton for Broadmeadow, change at Broadmeadow for Sydney.

MAITLAND-NEWCASTLE: Terminate at Wickham.

NEWCASTLE-SYDNEY: Start at Wickham, change at Broadmeadow for Sydney.

南京夜网 21/01/2019

Braves legend to coach Ballarat Miners

BENDIGO Braves legend David Flint is the new coach of arch-rival the Ballarat Miners.
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Flint spent more than 15 years with the Braves, where he helped develop arguably the most fierce rivalry in the SEABL.

Last night, Flint, who coached the Braves to their first SEABL title in 1988, donned a Miners polo top for the first time.

“It was a hard decision, but it just feels right for me to get back into coaching at SEABL level,’’ Flint said last night after he put his new team through his first training session.

“I love the Bendigo Braves… the club was such a big part of my life for a long time.

“I’ll always have a place in my heart for the Braves and I want the club to be successful.

“But right now I have a new challenge and I’m very comfortable with my decision.”

From the late 1980s until the end of the 2002 season, Flint was the face of the Bendigo Braves.

He was named the Braves’ greatest player by the Bendigo Advertiser at the club’s 25-year anniversary in 2010.

Flint holds club records in games played (318), rebounds, assists, steals and blocked shots.

Overall, he coached the Braves 343 times with an imposing winning percentage of 63 per cent.

In the past decade Flint has coached Braves junior squads and was the head coach of Victoria Country under-18 squads.

He will continue to work with the Bendigo YMCA and will commute to Ballarat.

“I love my role with the YMCA and if I didn’t think I could do both jobs justice, I wouldn’t be coaching,’’ he said.

Flint signed a two-year deal with Ballarat where he will have the services of former Miners star Eric Hayes as his assistant.

The Braves and Miners clash on April 3 in Ballarat and an inaugural Anzac Day game in Bendigo on April 25.

Braves coach Ben Harvey welcomed Flint’s signing with the Miners.

“I wish Dave all the best with Ballarat,’’ Harvey, who played under Flint in 2001 and 2002, said.

“It’s great to see him coaching in the SEABL again.”

Eric Hayes and David Flint.

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南京夜网 21/01/2019

Stockton dunes stay off limits

STORM damage to Stockton’s famous sand dunes is worse than first thought, with authorities now moving to install expensive sand fencing in northern parts of the bight to encourage the repair of severely eroded banks.
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The news is a blow to the park’s managers who had hoped to soon reopen sections of the dunes to campers and four-wheel-drive enthusiasts.

Users of the park have grown increasingly frustrated with restrictions on access and camping in the area, but it now seems certain that those areas will remain off limits for some time.

That frustration was displayed at a rally held last weekend which attracted an estimated 5000 four-wheel-drive enthusiasts who called for an end to access restrictions in the region’s national parks, and in particular Stockton sand dunes.

See the Herald’s coverage of Saturday’s Unlock Australia rally here, includinga picture gallery, news report and video.

National Parks and Wildlife Service yesterday confirmed that an anticipated natural recovery of the storm-damaged dunes was either not happening, or happening much slower than expected.

NPWS ranger Tony Demamiel said sand fencing would be installed in some northern sections of the bight. Such fencing involves the laying of timber and other biodegradable materials in areas where high seas have breached the frontal dunes and flooded camping areas and four-wheel-drive tracks behind. While water has mostly drained from those areas, the danger of high seas re-entering remains, he said.

The material, erected in a mesh pattern, is designed to catch blowing sand and gradually rebuild the dunes.

‘‘We’ll have to trial the fencing in small sections and monitor the dune recovery,’’ Mr Demamiel said.

‘‘It won’t further restrict public access, but existing restrictions will have to remain in place.’’

The initial breaches in the dunes were caused by vehicles travelling from the beach and into camping areas behind, he said. Those breaches were worsened by recent high seas.

Four-wheel-drive clubs and recreational users of the dunes have flooded the Newcastle Herald with complaints about the restrictions in recent weeks.

NPWS said most of the fencing and gates referred to by park users had been erected by or for private landholders.

Worimi Land Council and Boral own several large slices of the bight which are used for commercial purposes or fenced to protect important Aboriginal sites.

Draft plan gathers pace as stakeholders squabble

A DRAFT plan of management for Stockton sand dunes is likely to be hastened following increased tensions between park managers and recreational park users.

In the pipeline for almost two years, the plan is being prepared by a board of management that comprises members of all stakeholder groups, including Worimi Land Council, four-wheel-drive clubs and commercial tour operators.

‘‘Everyone knows the park is in danger of being loved to death,’’ National Parks and Wildlife Service’s senior ranger Leanne Ellis said.

‘‘This plan will enable the park to be managed so that it can be protected, but also meet the demands of people who want to use it.’’

Ms Ellis said the recent spotlight on the area could speed up preparations of the draft plan.

‘‘We’re really pleased that so many people are interested in protecting and using the park,’’ she said.

OFF LIMITS: Wes Whitworth with his father Ken at a fenced-off section of the Stockton sand dunes. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

The public will be able to comment and make formal submissions when the draft plan goes on public exhibition.

南京夜网 21/01/2019

Egel wins thriller at Borderline Speedway

BORDERLINE Speedway was treated to a thrilling duel between South Australian Matt Egel and American Travis Rilat as the pair went head to head for race honours in the Lucas Oils Tyson Perez Memorial which was presented by GT Bobcat on Saturday night.
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Threatening dark cloud blanketed the sky as the 34 strong field prepared for the third running of the memorial event which coincided with the sixth round of the Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers All Stars Series.

Once again Borderline attracted some of the best 360ci drivers in Australia, including defending champion Egel, Rilat, Troy Little, Tim Van Ginneken and Matt Reed who stepped down from his regular 410ci ride to step into the #49 QP Lubricants Eagle, owned by Ken Hutchins.

Egel made his intentions clear from the outset, claiming the Oval Express Time Trials quicktime before blitzing the field in the opening heat of the night in his Tony Bartlett owned and prepared Bartlett Auto Care #75 Cool Chassis.

Not to be outdone, Rilat showed he had not only made the long journey to honour his late friend, but to also claim honours, charging through the field in his ESP #29 XXX machine to be hot on Egel’s tail.

Venturing over the border, Warrnambool regular Van Ginnekin won the second heat, while it was the Metro Holden #14 J&J of young gun Brendan Quinn which greeted the chequered flag in the third.

The clouds could only be held off for so long with light rain eventually falling just as the fourth heat arrived, throwing a spanner in the works for many teams as the racing surface changed for the remainder of the evening.

Officials worked to get the track back to a suitable condition, and it was South Australian Shane Hendry who guided his SA Kerbing #43 XXX home ahead of Reed.

Rain continued to fall which placed some rough patches in the track, forcing drivers to reassess their strategies around the oval circuit.

Shannon Barry took heat four from Egel, while Rilat claimed victory in the fifth heat.

Although a number of accidents marred the final round of heats, they eventually came to a close with Brad Foster claiming victory in the sixth and final heat.

With time ticking on, organisers had to cancel the shoot out which saw the B-Main conducted on a freshly prepared circuit.

Needing a top six finish to transfer into the feature race, it was Jack Lee leading home Mount Gambier’s Karl Enderl in his Western United Financial Services #11 Cool Chassis, followed by Tony Moule, Bill Fraser, Phil Lock and Mark Caruso.

Following their strong performances leading up to the 31 lap decider, Egel and Rilat occupied the front row for the main event, and they did not allow the rest of the field a chance at glory.

Egel led every lap of the race, holding off the advances of Rilat who made several attempts that almost paid off to snatch the lead.

In what was an emotional race for both drivers, Egel and Rilat finished first and second with Reed making a mammoth charge from 12th position to claim third.

Chad Ely, Sam Putland, Little, Chris Solomon, Moule, Hendry and Enderl rounded out the top 10.

SPECIAL WIN: Matt Egel claimed back-to-back victories in the sixth round of the Mainline Dynalog Dynamometers All Stars Series which coupled as the Lucas Oils Tyson Perez Memorial at Borderline Speedway on Saturday night

GOING THE DISTANCE: American Travis Rilat ventured to Australia to race in the memorial event that honours his late friend Tyson Perez, finishing second