Local off-road racers Nick Jackson and Lauren Johnson enjoyed a fantastic result at the Finke Desert Race, finishing third in their class and 20th overall.
The race, one of the toughest off-road multi-terrain races in the world, is run over the June long weekend in the Northern Territory. It’s a two-day event for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community.
Jackson and Johnson competed in the SXS Turbo class of the car category in their CAN-AM X3 Rotax 900cc. They finished third, just over two minutes behind the leader, in their class out of 48 competitors and 20th overall out of almost 150 racers.
Native fish are being found in “reasonable numbers” just below Weir 32 where millions of them perished in December and January, according to the Department of Fisheries.
The Regional Art Gallery will celebrate its 115th anniversary with a special event on July 6 that includes champagne at the door, a three-course meal and a discussion about the gallery’s conservation work from paintings conservator Emily Kelleher.
Two local soccer players, P’haige Hocking and Caitlin Lee, are hoping to go to Spain in November as part of the Christian Football Australia National Academy’s (CFANA) Women’s Soccer Team.