New dad Beadman sizzles
IAN Beadman may have stormed to victory in Saturday's hillclimb but it might not have been the highpoint of his weekend.
Leading up to the weekend, it was uncertain whether Beadman would make it to the starting line as he and wife Lisa expected the birth of their first child.
Baby Thomas' arrival on Friday night meant Beadman could head out to Mountain View for the hillclimb, making trips to and from the maternity ward between his races.
Whether it was the adrenaline rush from the new arrival or he simply found an extra gear, Beadman stormed home in a sizzling time of 51.55 seconds to win his stage.
The time was only just good enough to edge out Kallam Laskaj, who finished just 0.06 seconds behind. James Follett finished third.
That was just one race from a weekend that featured 60 competitors in front of a "good-sized" crowd.
Daryl Watt claimed outright honours from the day, guiding his Force PC to a time of 46.56 seconds.
His claim to the title was uncontested, as Tyone Bauer's Subaru WRX came in second in 48.05 seconds, ahead of Dave Morrow in third.
Most drivers posted reasonable times in their efforts, with some coming close to chalking up new personal best times.
The next round will be held on May 5.