New blood on Grafton Power Boat races podium

Formula Power Boat media manager Mike Cleary said three first-time winners in their classes had turned the usual order of things on their heads.

BRETT ATKINSON: TEAM BAR #7 Sponsors: Signform, Southern Fasteners, Blakes Marine, F&B; Design Consultants Hull Manufacturer: Gran Prix Home Town: Oyster Bay, NSW Occupation: Construction Team Website: Facebook: Brett Atkinson Racing - Team BAR is competing in the Formula One Power Boat GP Round 4 series held at Corcoran Park on the Clarence River at Grafton over the weekend. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
BRETT ATKINSON: TEAM BAR #7 Sponsors: Signform, Southern Fasteners, Blakes Marine, F&B; Design Consultants Hull Manufacturer: Gran Prix Home Town: Oyster Bay, NSW Occupation: Construction Team Website: Facebook: Brett Atkinson Racing - Team BAR is competing in the Formula One Power Boat GP Round 4 series held at Corcoran Park on the Clarence River at Grafton over the weekend. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

Tasmanian Todd Leary broke his duck in the Formula 2 class, Victoria's Jason Heaney won a race in the Formula Optimax and Brock Choen, at just 18-years-old, was a popular winner in the Formula 3 racing.

"The usual suspects didn't turn up," Mr Cleary said of the two days of racing.

"Instead, we had three new winners on the podiums, something that normally never happens.

"Because of the volatility of the racing, the championships in each class cannot be decided until the final race."

Mr Cleary said Grafton had surprised him with its support for the weekend of racing.

"Over the two days I think we had 1000 people here, which given we didn't have much promotion, was pretty amazing."

 Full results from the weekend will be in tomorrow's paper.



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