Tag Archives: Finke

Finke’s fastest females

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Recipients of the Kay Wharton Fastest Female Category, honouring former race doctor and five-time Finke finisher Kay Wharton (from left) Danielle Foot, Bronwyn Aplin and Kellie Catanese, received their awards on Monday. FULL STORY »

Booze arrests but no ‘significant incidents’ at the Finke

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Police were dealing with alcohol offences but “despite the crowd number being in the thousands, police were not called to respond to any significant incidents,” writes Commander Bradley Currie (pictured). FULL STORY »

Finke story: The front and the back of the field

2642 Finke Toby Price SM2642 Finke Jack Rhodes 1 SM“You’ve got the pros and the people with budget, the guys out there who want to win it. And then you’ve got the guys who want to just finish it.” ERWIN CHLANDA speaks with the TV reporters who were fighting their own battles with the nation’s biggest desert race. At left: Toby Price during his record run south on Sunday. His truck broke down yesterday. At right: Jack Rhodes and David Pullino airborne in their race to victory.   FULL STORY »

Fickle Finke: Walsh wins, Price DNFs

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“Last year, 2018, a second. 2017, leading, broke down. 2016 third. 2015 in second place, broke down. 2014 second. 2013 axed myself. 2012 second outright. 2011 first in class, 11th outright.” But now … ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Proposal to make Finke track an official recreation area

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Two Members of Parliament are working on a concept to create certainty of tenure for the nation’s top off-road race, and for other areas around the NT where bush drivers and riders can do their stuff. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Shannon, Ian Rentsch in stunning 17 minute Finke victory

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Toby Price’s trophy truck breaks down to end his dream of becoming the dual King of the Desert. Shannon and Ian Rentsch (pictured) snatch their sixth victory, a staggering 17 minutes ahead David Fellows. But Price easily takes out the bikes race. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

First electric car in the Finke

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A female crew will race the first zero-emission car in the desert race starting Saturday. FULL STORY »

Firearms stolen from a police station

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They took the gun safe as well, say police. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

UPDATE September 1, 11:20am

 

The weapons have been recovered and three men and a boy have been charged, police say.

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Finke crowd (mostly) stay mates despite traffic jam

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The problem was south of Ilparpa Road, say police. ERWIN CHLANDA was in the crawl which most people seemed to accept as just one of those things after a brilliant weekend.

 

UPDATE 2:30pm June 15:

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Alice rider Daymon Stokie breaks 10 year Finke drought

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All Alice podium foiled as David Walsh’s bike breaks down. Daymon Stokie (left) is the 2017 King. Luke Hayes comes third (right). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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