After a dramatic start to the 2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship presented by Penrite, teams head to Temora in the New South Wales Riverina for the first of a trio of day-night events, the Lake Centenary facility returning to action for the first time in 18-months thanks to the ongoing effects of Covid.

A late decision was made to continue with the event after ongoing rainfall cut the Temora township off from access roads in most directions just days out from the event, but with temperatures in the mid 20s and sunshine predicted for race day, the green light has been given for what is expected to be another fantastic day of action.

As always, the impressive Unlimited Superboat field will lead the charge with the biggest field of the season set for action led by reigning Australian and World Champion Phonsy Mullan. He will again face former Champion Daryl Hutton in local hero Slade Stanley’s former ‘Hazardous’ mount, and New Zealander Rob Coley who was shown impressive pace since the arrival of his new twin-turbo Nissan powered machine.

Throw in the returning Tyler Finch, Glenn ‘Spider’ Roberts, Chris Edmonds in the popular ‘Yippee Ki-Yay’, Sam Everingham, who is debuting one of the most famous boats to have ever raced at Temora – Excalibur’ – and rookie Simon Doyle in ‘The Girlfriend’, and you have a great recipe for a big night of on track action.

Sadly 400-Class will be without reigning champion Justin Roylance and 2019 title-holder Paul Kelly, Roylance unable to repair his ‘Outlaw’ machine after the second of two big accidents this season at Keith last time out, whilst work commitments have kept Kelly from his Temora return.

For points leader Jody Ely – a two-time winner at Temora – he will be looking to make amends for his loss last time out to Brendan Doyle, and his experience on the Lake Centenary circuit will certainly play into his hands, especially into the finals as twilight gives way to spotlight.

LS-Class will again lead the way on entry numbers, with the battle between reigning Champion Bastian Mullan, 2019 Champion Kyle Elphinstone and Keith’s Matt Malthouse again expected to keep the fans entertained, but keep an eye on the younger of the two Mullan brothers Nate, who has been sitting just off the tail of the leading trio in recent rounds – he too has a mixed relationship with Temora, but is just as likely to feature on the podium on Saturday night.

And with three Junior Development drivers set for action, the younger fans will have plenty to cheer about, especially with Connor Smith finally running with maximum power this weekend in an effort to try and take the fight to reigning Champion Koby Bourke.

The first Temora round of each season also brings with it the opportunity to compete for the perpetual ‘Colin Parish Memorial’. Named in honour of one of the early pioneers of the sport, Parish had a big impact on the success and the growth of the sport prior to his passing in 2016, and is remembered with an award that is presented to the most consistent team across the finals at this event.

Despite being a Wangaratta (Victoria) local, Temora in the end was Parish’s ‘home’ venue, a venue at which he saw much success as an engine builder, most notably for Phil and Brooke Dixon, so it is perhaps fitting that local driver Scott Krause has been the recipient of the award on three occasions, and this weekend, his consistency sees him start as a likely contender for a fourth title..

After dominating the opening three rounds of the 2022 season you wouldn’t expect to see points leader Phonsy Mullan coming to an event in which he hasn’t figured on the top step of the podium in more than four years, but that is the scenario coming into the first Temora event of the season, his last win coming at Lake Centenary in September 2018, on that occasion he defeated Scott Krause and Daryl Hutton for the win.

In reality, Mullan’s pace this year has been so strong that he starts favourite for the win, although you can be sure that both Hutton – again behind the wheel of ‘Hazardous’ with ongoing engine part delays for his primary ride – and Rob Coley will be in the mix, although both are expected to fade as the light follows suit, but qualifying could be a different matter.

And that’s where experience will come to play, so keep a close eye on local hero Scott Krause, the co-2018 Champion has been a winner at home in the past, but like his rivals, has had to play second-fiddle to Slade Stanley in past years, the Wagga local having won every event at Temora since 2018, Krause on the podium for three of those four races and he knows every inch of the Lake Centenary venue intimately, so will be pushing hard to be there at the end.

As for the returning Tyler Finch, he believes that he has found some extra performance over his 2021 season return, but the setback of the jet unit failure whilst testing on the Murray ahead of the start of this season will likely see him a little rusty, but keep an eye on ‘Loose Cannon’ as they present a variable in the outright equation that could have an impact on the podium.

As for Chris Edmonds – whilst he is scheduled to make a return in the crowd-pleasing ‘Yippee Ki-Yay’ floodwaters in northern New South Wales might prevent the big supercharged 440ci machine from appearing, forcing Edmonds to look at joining Hutton in ‘Hazardous’ – time will tell – but for the fans, they might be robbed of one iconic boat, but rewarded with the appearance of another, the legendary ‘Excalibur’..

Shared in the past by Tony Giustozzi and Mick Carroll, ‘Excalibur’ is one of the most notorious boats in the history of the sport, and a big part of that reputation comes from its time in Temora, the boat famously exiting the Lake Centenary circuit at speed to hurdle the boundary fence and end up in a nearby paddock – not once, but twice, something that did little to dispel the legend of Mick Carroll, but this time around, Sam Everingham will be looking to avoid that reputation..

A big fan of the boat over time, Everingham was only too ready to take on the 510ci naturally aspirated ‘Sprintec’ after Carroll decided to call time on his racing, the Queenslander adopting his ‘new’ hull while he continues to work on his other Unlimited machine, the Mercedes-AMG powered ‘Thirsty Merc’. Everingham was convinced he could entice former championship navigator Vanessa Stanley to join him on his Championship return, however the Wagga local wasn’t quite so sure she’d be in the navigator’s seat, so stay tuned on that front!

For Glenn ‘Spider’ Roberts, his return to Temora comes with mixed emotions. Two podium finishes to start off the year have been great motivation for the Series veteran, but like many of his rivals, he’s not as comfortable in the darker conditions, so looking to maximise his chances during the earlier sessions and set himself up for a run into the final three.

Whilst the experienced campaigners will provide plenty of entertainment, Brendan Doyle’s former ‘The Girlfriend’ mount will make it’s return to the Unlimited class with an all new team, although it’s a team that will ensure the boat is kept well within the ‘PULSE/JRE’ family, Brendan’s brother Simon taking over the wheel in his V8 Superboats debut.

Cautious to make any predictions about his first run in his new boat, Simon Doyle will be running with limited performance as a ‘rookie’, the methanol powered 400-Class machine though more than capable of mixing it with the more powerful Unlimited machines, as Tremayne Jukes showed earlier in the season.

Sadly we will be without two of the most successful teams of the last few years, drivers who share four wins between them at Temora across the last four years – reigning Champion Justin Roylance, and 2019 Champion Paul Kelly – however championship points leader Jody Ely is consistently the most successful of the trio at Temora, and he too shares two wins at Lake Centenary, and after his loss last time out he’ll be hoping to extend that streak this weekend.

Round two winner Brendan Doyle though has now had a taste of victory, and that might be enough to keep his momentum rolling, a scenario which saw Justin Roylance claim his maiden 400-Class win at Temora to close out the 2019 season, before running undefeated for the next four races. Should Doyle achieve a similar feat, he would put himself in a solid position to challenge for the 2022 title, something which few expected after Ely’s dominance at the opening two rounds at Cabarita..

As part of the successful GM Motorsport operation of Phonsy Mullan though, Ely has plenty of experience in his corner from which to return fire at the ‘PULSE’ driver, whilst Temora’s challenging day-night event often provides greater advantage to those drivers with experience under their belts, and whilst Doyle has proven up to the task so far this year, watch for Ely to apply pressure as the night winds on.

Whilst the fight for victory is likely to see a repeat performance from Keith, the fight over the third step of the podium – and ultimately a higher position should either of the favourites strike trouble – will be a hotly contested battle between veteran Greg Harriman and V8 Superboats sophomore Danny Knappick.

Knappick sits third in the Championship having carded a pair of podium finishes this year, but he will face a rejuvenated Harriman who has plenty of experience at the Temora circuit, and the ‘Apache’ driver was within reach of a podium last time out at Keith, so he will be hungry to press that advantage again this weekend.

The pair though will have to keep a close eye on Darrin Kesper, Danny Knappick and Hugh Gilchrist who will return with ‘MATTRIX’ for his second run in his new boat.

Debuting last time out, teething issues kept him from perfecting the rotation which saw him miss the cut for a chance at a podium, but the experienced campaigner has shown himself capable of matching the pace of former team-mate Greg Harriman, and with former race winner Tremayne Jukes in his corner this weekend, you could expect to see Gilchrist feature in the results.

There seems to be no stopping the continuing success of LS-Class, with another 17 teams entered for the fourth round, amongst them a couple of rookies, but it’s the outright contenders that are likely to turn on a show, reigning Champion Bastian Mullan, 2019 title-holder Kyle Elphinstone and Matt Malthouse looking to push each other hard all weekend, but should they falter, there will be no shortage of teams looking for a podium result.

For Bastian Mullan he returns to the scene of his V8 Superboats debut during the abandoned 2020 season, a venue at which he saw victory in 2021, although without a boat to celebrate with the chequered flag after brother Nate suffered a huge off during his final, an event which curtailed what had been a dramatic start to his career as a driver.

For many of the LS-Class teams, they will be pioneers when it comes dealing with the challenges of fading sunlight and the change to bright spot lights, with just a single event contested since early 2020, a period which was prior to many of the current LS-Class drivers starting their competitive V8 Superboat careers.

For Kyle Elphinstone, the 2019 Champion comes back to Temora as not just a former race winner at the venue, but also as the most experienced LS-Class driver in the field having launched his career in the class back in 2019, the ‘Blackout Racing’ driver finally starting to find form with his multiple-Championship winning ‘Sprintec’ to be within striking distance of points leader Bastian Mullan. Whilst he hasn’t cracked that first victory over the teenager yet, the challenges of racing under lights might just provide him the edge he’s looking for..

Of their rivals, there will be no shortage of competition right through the field, from the more experienced drivers right down to the rookies, with both James Machan and Mitch Malthouse making their debuts this weekend, Malthouse joined by Harrison Collins in what they feel might well be a younger and faster alternative to the Nood Nutz ‘A-team’ of their fathers Matt Malthouse and Leighton Collins, whilst Machan joins the ‘Twisted’ team as B-driver to Jade Atchison.

For some competitors like Lawrie Howlett – who is looking to advance on the fourth placed finish he enjoyed in round two – and Noel Verning, who impressed to be inside the top ten in just his second event, they might struggle to come south from Queensland with all the floodwater that separates them and the venue, although both are keen to be a part of the action.

With Jim Beaman and Paul Hill looking to build on their past experiences and Nate Mullan pushing to become a regular feature at the top of the timesheets, there will be plenty to follow, but throw in emerging drivers Mike Hessell, Jade Atchison, Luke Walters, Rob Johnston and Lance Edmonds and you have a race on your hands, as for the internal battle between father and son Ron and Tyler O’Day, that’s a whole competition within itself worth watching unfold.

And for the younger fans of the sport, we will also have Koby Bourke back in his impressive Junior Development boat ‘Lil Psycho’ promoting an entry level to V8 Superboats for drivers in their early teens. Bourke will be back in the saddle after missing the Keith round due to a conflict in events, whilst his 2022 title rival Connor Smith will face his first round off the starter-key, a parameter the Rotax jetski engine uses to allow it to run with lower power, making it ideal for beginners.

Three rounds in, Smith is desperate to have all the power unleashed to press his advantage as the current points leader (thanks to Bourke’s absence at the most recent round), although the pair will need to be mindful that if floodwaters around Forbes ease in coming days, that round three winner Eliza Roylance will be out for her second win of the year.. stay tuned!

Round four of the 2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship presented by Penrite will be contested at the Kennards Hire Park at Temora’s Lake Centenary on Saturday 05 November, with opening qualifying at 1:55pm ahead of the finals which will begin under lights from 8:15pm. Meanwhile round two of the season will feature free-to-air on 7mate on Saturday 05 November at 2:00pm on the east coast (check guides for details).

The circuit is located at Lake Centenary, 3.0-kilometres north of Temora on Barmedman Road – diagonally opposite Temora Airport. Tickets are available at the gate (EFTPOS available on-site).

For those of you unable to make the event, this weekend a live stream, and a range of interviews and videos will be made available via where results and updates will also be posted, but if you live in the area, do yourself a big favour, and drop down to Lake Centenary in Temora to take in some of the action live, you certainly won’t be disappointed!


Rnd#4 2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship presented by Penrite
Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW
05 November, 2022

1. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stewart (RAMJET)
28. Daryl Hutton/Mick Parry (Phoenix Lubricants/Hazardous)
32. Tyler Finch/Jarrod Ballard (Loose Cannon)
37. Scott Parsons/Rachel Parsons (KAOS)
41. Sam Everingham/Vanessa Stanley (Excalibur)
111. Rob Coley/Scott Munro [NZ] (Poison Ivy)
169. Chris Edmonds/Jamie Maroney (Yippee Ki-Yay)
214. Simon Doyle/Xander Doyle (The Girlfriend)
888. Glenn Roberts/James Parsons (Blown Budget)

2. Jody Ely/Jessica Webb (Rampage)
4. Brendan Doyle/Rory Doyle (PULSE)
43. Ken Kesper/Kayla Foote (Let’s Boogie)
45. Danny Knappick/Darren Tickell (Tuff N Up)
81. Daniel Warburton/Ryan Loft (Team Attitude)
360. Greg Harriman/Wendy Wheelhouse (Apache)
863. Hugh Gilchrist/Narelle Pellow-Djukic (Mattrix)

1A. Bastian Mullan/Tahleah James (RIPSHIFT)
1B. Nate Mullan/Cain Wallace (RIPSHIFT)
14. Lawrie Howlett/Karen Howlett (Drop Bear)
29A. Ron O’Day/Paris O’Day (Agro-Vation)
29B. Tyler O’Day/Xavier Jackson (Agro-Vation)
46. Jim Beaman/Erin Collins (JB Racing)
69A. Matt Malthouse/Leighton Collins (Nood Nutz Racing)
69B. Mitch Malthouse/Harrison Collins (Nood Nutz Racing)
114. Rob Johnston/Grant Dodd (Almost There)
212. Lance Edmonds/Peter Sendy (Solid Gold)
219. Kyle Elphinstone/Jacob Bellamy (Blackout Racing)
269. Noel Verning/Nathan Garrett (Quiet Time)
300. Luke Walters/Juzzi Calvert (The Spartan)
370. Mike Hessell/Ruairi Crilly (Borrowed Time)
512. Paul Hill/ Alex Singleton (Slicer)
777A. Jade Atchison/Erin Kearney (Twisted)
777B. James Machan/Louis Borg (Twisted)

Junior Development

97A. Koby Bourke (Lil Psycho)
97B. Connor Smith (Lil Psycho)
97C. Eliza Roylance (Lil Pyscho)*
* on ‘starter’ key


Saturday, 05 November, 2022;
12:30pm – Gates Open (practice laps commence)
1:55pm – Qualifying #1 (70-minutes)
3:05pm – Qualifying #2 (70-minutes)
4:15pm – Qualifying #3 (70-minutes)
5:25pm – Qualifying #4 (70-minutes)
6:35pm – Qualifying #5 (70-minutes)
7:45pm – Dinner break (sunset – 30-minutes)
8:15pm – Junior Development FINAL
8:15pm – Top 12 Finals (LS-Class/400-Class/Unlimited)
9:15pm – Top 6 Final (LS-Class/400-Class/Unlimited)
10:00pm – FINALS (LS-Class/400-Class/Unlimited)
10:20pm – Track Closed


V8 Superboats and Temora – HISTORY

Rnd#2 2021 Penrite V8 Superboat Championships
Kennards Hire Lake Centenary, Temora, NSW
01 May, 2021

Unlimited Superboat
1. 1. Slade Stanley/Vanessa Stanley (Hazardous) – 38.107
2. 23. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stuart (RAMJET) – 39.729
3. 37. Scott Krause/Rachel Parsons (KAOS) – 40.438

400-Class (Group A)
1. 67. Justin Roylance/Tracey Little (Outlaw67) – 42.287
2. 33. Jody Ely/Greg Blaz (Rampage) – 42.368
3. 214. Brendan Doyle/Rory Doyle (The Girlfriend) – 43.656

1. 22A. Bastian Mullan/Amelie Kallus (Ripshift) – 43.548
2. 69A. Matt Malthouse/Leighton Collins (NoodNutz Racing) – 43.750
3. 22B. Nate Mullan/Coda Kolak (Ripshift) – DNF

Junior Development
1. 97. Koby Bourke (Lil Pyscho) – 46.259


Rnd#1 2020 Penrite Australian V8 Superboat Championships
Saturday, 29 February, 2020;

Unlimited Superboat
1. 08. Slade Stanley/Vanessa Stanley (Hazardous) – 38.642
2. 37. Scott Krause/Rachel Parsons (KAOS) – 40.706
3. 28. Daryl Hutton/Mick Parry (Phoenix Lubricants) – 40.825

400-Class (Group A)
1. 67. Justin Roylance/Michelle Hodge (Outlaw67) – 43.061
2. 3. Sean Rice/Tracey Little (Cosa Nostra 2) – 43.095
3. 53. Brett Thornton/Lyn Thornton (Still Obsessed) – 44.865

1. 69B. Ben Hathaway/Lisa Oppes (NoodNutz Racing) – 42.888
2. 26. Daniel Salter/Mitchell Hade (The Hustler) – 44.262
3. 6B. Kyle Elphinstone/Rob Wells (Gone Nutz Again) – DNF


Rnd#6 2019 Penrite V8 Superboat Championships
Kennards Hire Park, Lake Centenary, Temora
19 October, 2019

Unlimited Superboat
1. 08. Slade Stanley/Vanessa Stanley (Hazardous) – 38.294
2. 01. Scott Krause/Rachel Parsons (KAOS) – 39.968
3. 1. Phonsy Mullan/Madeline Chorley (RAMJET) – 40.068

400-Class (Group A)
1. 40. Paul Kelly/Naomi Gow (4Zero Racing) – 42.266
2. 67. Justin Roylance/Michelle Hodge (Outlaw67) – 43.099
3. 2. Ben Hathaway/Lisa Oppes (Warren & Brown Tools Racing) – 43.123

1. 62. Andrew Medlicott/Phil Shead (Gone Nutz Again) – 46.888
2. 380. Dwayne Mezzadri/Mathew Wall (Unleashed) – 47.040
3. 17B. Kyle Reynolds/Brendon Young (Red Rum) – DNF


Rnd#2 2019 Penrite V8 Superboat Championships
4 May, 2019 (Colin Parish Memorial)

Unlimited Superboat
1. 08. Slade Stanley/Vanessa Stanley (Hazardous) – 37.687
2. 1. Phonsy Mullan/Madeline Chorley (RAMJET) – 42.073
3. 41. Mick Carroll/Daniel Kelly (Excalibur) – 45.724

400-Class (Group A)
1. 40. Paul Kelly/Naomi Gow (4Zero Racing) – 42.038
2. 2. Ben Hathaway/Lisa Oppes (Warren & Brown Tools Racing) – 42.459
3. 33. Jody Ely/Greg Blaz (Rampage) – 1:03.227

1. 219. Kyle Elphinstone/Ryan Burke (Blackout Racing) – 47.656
2. 62. Andrew Medlicott/Phil Shead (Gone Nutz Again) – 49.565
3. 17. Graham Reynolds/Chloe Reynolds (Red Rum) – 51.212


Rnd#6 2018 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship
22 September, 2018
Unlimited Superboat

1. Phonsy Mullan (RAMJET) – 39.783
2. Scott Krause (KAOS) – 40.103
3. Daryl Hutton (American Automotive) – 40.993

400 Class (Group A)
1. Jody Ely (Rampage) – 43.147
2. Ben Hathaway (Team Outlaw) – 43.409
3. Mark Garlick (Grumpy) – 43.410


Rnd#3 2018 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship
28 April, 2018 (Colin Parish Memorial)
Unlimited Superboat

1. Scott Krause (KAOS) – 39.445
2. Ted Sygidus (Frankensztain) – 41.120
3. Darek Sygidus/Phonsy Mullan

400 Class (Group A)
1. Jody Ely (Rampage) – 42.598
2. Paul Kelly (4Zero Racing) – 43.151
3. Mark Garlick (Grumpy) – 43.613


2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championships presented by Penrite – Series Points
Unlimited Superboat (after round three of seven)
1. Phonsy Mullan (RAMJET) – 108-points, 2. Daryl Hutton (Phoenix Lubricants) – 87, 3. Rob Coley (Poison Ivy) – 85, 4. Glenn Roberts (Blown Budget) – 84, 5. Chris Edmonds (Non-Hazardous/Yippee Ki-Yay) – 72, 6. Scott Krause (KAOS) – 61, 7. Tremayne Jukes (The Girlfriend) – 54

400-Class (Group A) (after round three of seven)
1. Jody Ely (Rampage) – 105-points, 2. Brendan Doyle (PULSE) – 99, 3. Danny Knappick (Tuff’n Up) – 88, 4. Justin Roylance (Outlaw67) – 81, 5. Paul Kelly (4Zero) – 52, 6. Daniel Warburton (Team Attitude) – 48, 6. Darrin Kesper (Let’s Boogie) – 48, 8. Greg Harriman (Apache) – 28, 9. Brett Thornton (Still Obsessed) – 24, 10. Hugh Gilchrist (Mattrix) – 0

LS-Class (after round three of seven)
1. Bastian Mullan (Ripshift) – 108-points, 2. Kyle Elphinstone (Blackout Racing) – 96, 3. Matt Malthouse (NoodNutz Racing) – 89, 4. Nate Mullan (Ripshift) – 84, 5. Paul Hill (Slicer) – 72, 5. Tyler O’Day (Agro-Vation) – 72, 7. Lawrie Howlett (Drop Bear) – 64, 8. Mike Hessell (Borrowed Time) – 58, 9. Noel Verning (Quiet Time) – 48, 10. Ron O’Day (Agro-Vation) – 34, 11. Lance Edmonds (Solid Gold) – 28, 12. Jade Atchison (Twisted) – 20, 12. Luke Walters (The Spartan) – 20, 14. Matt Riley (Toe Cutter) – 18, 15. Darren Pollard (Disturbed) – 16, 15. Jim Beaman (JB Racing) – 16, 17. Rob Johnston (Almost There) – 14

Junior Development (after round three of seven)
1. Connor Smith (Lil Psycho) – 99-points, 2. Koby Bourke (Lil Psycho) – 72, 3. Eliza Roylance (Lil Pyscho) – 36


2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championships presented by Penrite
Rnd#1 – Tweed Coast, NSW – 23-24 July, 2022
Rnd#2 – Tweed Coast, NSW – 27-28 August, 2022
Rnd#3 – Keith, SA – 8 October, 2022
Rnd#4 – Temora, NSW – 5 November, 2022 (Colin Parish Memorial)
Rnd#5 – Temora, NSW – 3 December, 2022
Rnd#6 – Griffith, NSW – 11 February, 2023
Rnd#7 [FINAL] – Keith, SA – 25 March, 2023


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