LOOKING TO FUTURE: Water skiracer Brandon Disson competed in the Grafton Bridge to Bridge at the weekend. PHOTO: JOJO NEWBY
LOOKING TO FUTURE: Water skiracer Brandon Disson competed in the Grafton Bridge to Bridge at the weekend. PHOTO: JOJO NEWBY

All forgiven as 'lead foot' dad disqualifies team in classic

BRANDON Disson will be giving his dad a fair bit of cheek about his driving skills for the next few days.

Brandon and his dad Jason competed in the 60mph class at the Disco Marine Grafton Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic at the weekend.

The 60mph class is a speed limited class, so any team which "breaks out", or goes over the limit, is disqualified.

Each boat carries a GPS, and speeds are electronically sent to the judges' tower.

"Dad decided to be a bit of a lead foot and we broke out," Brandon said with a laugh.

"We ended up getting disqualified because we went over the speed limit, but we'll just have to cop that one on the chin," he said.

Brandon skied beside Latasha Gane, of Junction Hill, and Mike Gane, of Seelands, was in the observer's seat.

"We were the only fully local crew in this year's race... it was definitely cool to race with dad driving."

"We were side-by-side with another boat, so it was really good... it was a real racing situation."

Brandon said although his legs were a bit sore and his body a bit tender, he was happy with how his fitness served him for the race.

"I did a fair bit of training in the lead-up to the Bridge to Bridge, which helped."

Brandon said he was already looking forward to skiing in next year's event.

"Hopefully three's a charm and we'll come home as winners next year."



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