The Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship returns to Keith in South Australia for the penultimate round of the 2023/24 season, a round which will prove pivotal in the title fight with three of the four titles likely to be sealed ahead of Cabarita’s final in early May.

Nine-time Australian Champion Phonsy Mullan is just one win away from an unprecedented tenth Australian crown having already claimed three of the four round wins to date, a return victory at Keith will put the title out of reach, and with the Victorian undefeated in his last four visits to Spitwater Arena, you can expect his rivals to do everything they can to push the decider into Cabarita’s final round. To do that though, Mullan would need to finish worse than sixth in the next two rounds (with either Hutton or Finch needing to win both Keith and Cabarita) – historically, that’s proven unlikely, but as they say in the classics, anything can happen..

400-Class is where the bulk of the attention will be, with reigning World Champion Ollie Silverton having finally broken his duck to claim a maiden Penrite Series round win last time out at Griffith – in the process – putting himself clearly above the Australian teams in the points race, his consistency a vital element in what could prove a huge upset for the local teams.

Reigning Australian Champion Brendan Doyle and AUS#2 Jody Ely have both taken round wins this season, as has reigning AUS#3 Danny Knappick, but the Australian teams have suffered a litany of issues and been inconsistent, Silverton though has proven that whilst rarely fastest (Griffith proving the exception), he has finished no worse than second in any final so far, and with a clear lead in the points needs only to maintain that consistency.

With the risk of an Australian Championship trophy residing in New Zealand for the next 12 months, the Australian teams are rallying to do what they can to change the dynamic, with the Keith round a vital element in the title race.. Watching the 400-Class unfold will be worth the admission price all on its own..!

In LS-Class all eyes will be on the Mullan brothers as they return to the sport after Nate’s dramatic exit during round five at Griffith, an exit which resulted in a fire which engulfed and ultimately destroyed the second-generation ‘RIPSHIFT’ machine. Some long hours at ‘GM Motorsport’ have seen the team resurrect one of their father’s former hulls, whilst they’ve also salvaged the engine block from the fire and rebuilt it ahead of their Keith return.

With the LS-Class title also likely to be resolved at Keith, it will be down to whether the brothers can finish on the podium, Bastian needing to finish no worse than seventh to claim the title, whilst Nate would need to win. Should that happen the battle would carry on till the final round, and whilst an unlikely proposition, with the ‘new’ package coming together in a matter of weeks, there are a whole lot of things that could go wrong, prompting their rivals to have to dig deep and push the Mullan crew harder than they have all season.

The big news ahead of Keith is the return of a couple of former Champions to the sport – 3-time 400-Class Champion Tony Ellis, and two-time 400-Class Champion Ken Kesper, two drivers who have been out of the Series for more than a decade, but two drivers who have more than made their presence felt in the past.

Both though will be facing an initiation of fire, not the least because of the current form of reigning World Champion Phonsy Mullan, but also due to the fact that the pace of the Unlimited regulars has elevated to a point where they are amongst the best teams in the world.

Whilst not likely to be contending for the outright win on their returns, they will add to an already impressive lineup that features drivers with 12 Championship wins between them..

For Phonsy Mullan, he will have his hands full at Keith as he not only sets his sights on an historical tenth Australian title, but he will also be managing the efforts of his two sons as they fight to retain the #1 and #2 LS-Class Australian titles, whilst he will also be heavily involved in Jody Ely’s bid to claim a first Australian title in 400-Class. It will be no simple feat, but something the experienced ‘RAMJET’ team has faced before, although in all of that, Mullan will be looking to advance his testing with his own package as the 2025 World Series looms early next year.

With all of that on his plate, you can expect Mullan’s rivals to look at Keith as their best chance yet to claim maximum points. Tyler Finch managed the feat at Temora, breaking Mullan’s ongoing winning streak on a layout that suited the performance of his twin-turbo powerplant.

Keith is notoriously fast, and with a flowing rotation for round six, we may just see the twin-turbo powered boats of Finch, Daryl Hutton and Scott Krause work themselves back into contention.

For Mullan, he knows only too well that this may be a scenario he will face in New Zealand as he defends his World crown, so expect him to rise above the challenge and find a way to combat the horsepower and punch of the twin-turbo packages providing the fans with another great on track battle between forced induction and naturally aspirated machines.

Like Tyler Finch, Daryl Hutton has been closing down the margin to Mullan and he will be hoping that trend continues at Keith, as like his rivals, he too has been working tirelessly to unlock some more performance from the ‘American Automotive’ machine.

Scott Krause is one of the most consistent drivers in the field, and whilst without the pace of Mullan, is always a threat to be on the podium, any slip from his rivals providing him the perfect opening to creep up the order. The fact that he holds down third in the Championship just a solitary point behind Hutton is testament to the fact that you can never discount him, a third placed finish last time we were at Keith also playing into the equation.

For Glenn ‘Spider’ Roberts, Keith may be his last appearance this season, an opportunity to go after a Guinness World Record pending for the V8 Superboat veteran, although it sadly won’t be in his ‘Blown Budget’ Unlimited machine – the Victorian instead working on an alternate plan that will include some nods to V8 Superboats as he endeavours to become the fastest blind [blindfolded] man in the world on water in the coming months.

As a former 400-Class Champion (2005/2006) Ken Kesper knows his way around a V8 Superboat, although he hasn’t competed in the past at Keith. That said he was also instrumental in assisting his brother Darrin Kesper during his campaign across past seasons in the ‘OzPebble’ machine, but it is Ken’s former ‘The Mexican’ that will make its return to the sport with a rumoured twin-turbo package powering the updated machine.

For fellow former Champion Tony Ellis (400-Class Champion 1997/1998/1999) he will start with a competitive package, campaigning the former race-winning ‘Excalibur’ of Tony Giustozzi and Mick Carroll – and more recently, Sam Everingham. Like Kesper, Ellis will face a baptism of fire, although with past experiences to draw on, could be expected to turn on a great show for the fans.

400-CLASS (International Group A)
Ollie Silverton’s victory last time out at Keith came as somewhat of a surprise for the Australian teams who perhaps felt to that point, they had him covered, but the Kiwi isn’t the reigning World and New Zealand Champion by accident..W

inning on debut at Griffith was a big statement from the PSP Racing Team, a statement which told the Australians that they need to lift their game if they want to keep the New Zealander from claiming all the world’s major titles (World/NZ/Australia).

Unlike the Unlimited and LS-Class titles, 400-Class is still wide open and will come down to the wire, with both Brendan Doyle and Jody Ely in mathematical contention for the title, but they will need to add more wins to their tally in order to achieve that.

Doyle has perhaps the best chance on adjusted points to defend his #1 plate. Should he win both Keith and Cabarita, he would claim the title, even with Silverton finishing second on both accounts. Likewise, Ely is in a similar position, however if the Victorian wins the next two rounds and Silverton retains second, the pair will finish with a tie. The two Australians – whilst great mates – could also trip over each other and cost themselves valuable points, so both will be working overtime on the calculators to ensure the title stays in Australia.

For Silverton, the exercise of coming to Australia has been the perfect tonic in his preparations to defend his World Title in New Zealand early next year. Seeing the Australians up close and watching how they react to the pressure, will be valuable experience ahead of the two-race title fight for the most coveted trophy in the sport. Likewise, the Australians have been on a strong development push to enable them to take the fight to the team that will likely prove the benchmark next January, giving them an idea of just what they need to do to bring the 400-Class (Group A) title back to Australia, where it belongs!

Doyle and Ely won’t be the only ones in the outright mix, former Australian #1 Justin Roylance is also keen to make his presence felt and has shown signs already this season that his new ‘PULSE/JRE’ package has what it takes to apply pressure at the top of the timesheets, but whilst likely to be a podium contender at Keith, he also understands what it takes to win a Championship, and will likely consider that as they head into the finals.

On paper Doyle starts favourite having won two of the last three finals at Keith. He also finished second last time out [ahead of Silverton] before a post-run penalty for an error with timing transponders, the key though was that he was in his brother’s boat, and not the #1 ‘PULSE’ machine.

Jody Ely was the round winner back in October, defeating Silverton in the final by a jaw-dropping 1.5-seconds in just his first full race in his new ‘PULSE’, although it took a set of props from Doyle’s boat in order for that to happen. Since then Ely has been working overtime to match Doyle’s performance, whilst for Silverton, he comes in with the knowledge that he won the World Series round at Keith back in late 2018, comfortably defeating the Australians. The fact that since he was last at Keith in October he’s competed in five rounds of the New Zealand Championship and racked up back-to-back Group A titles will also play in his favour, so whilst Doyle might start with a slight edge, it’s unlikely to mean much come finals time!

After claiming the AUS#3 title last season, Danny Knappick surprised everyone at Temora during the opening round of the new season to claim the outright win, defeating the World Champion in the process. Knappick admitted he did it with relative ease, throwing his name into the title race, but whilst expected to present a challenge at Keith last October, food poisoning and subsequent issues with fuel starvation have kept the #45 ‘Tuff’n’Up’ crew from their best. With some time to resolve the issue in recent weeks, Knappick is confident he will be able to return to his round one form and push to return to the podium.

Hugh Gilchrist too will present a big unknown, especially off the back of his Griffith performance where he carded one of the best results of his career with fourth in the new ‘MATTRIX’ ‘PULSE’. With coaching from the experienced Tremayne Jukes, Gilchrist grew in confidence across the day to be just a couple of seconds shy of the podium, but best of the chasing pack.

Keith is a circuit he likes, and with a fast flowing rotation, could work well in his favour in what is the latest spec ‘PULSE/JRE’ package on the water, although he won’t be without his own challengers, Simon Doyle in the boat that paved the way for the development of the ‘PULSE’ project – ‘The Girlfriend’ (now ‘The Mistress’) right in the mix. Like Gilchrist, Doyle has also been finding form over recent rounds, notably finishing fourth at Temora just six weeks ago, the more forgiving Keith layout presenting a chance to push his performance another step further forward making him another driver to keep a close eye on.

The big news in the LS-Class category is the return of the Mullan brothers after the dramatic incident at Griffith that destroyed their title winning ‘Stinger’.

Confirmation of just what will become the third-generation ‘RIPSHIFT’ boat will come as the team arrives at Keith, but rumours suggest that the reigning champions may well campaign one of their father’s former ‘Jetspeed’ hulls with their original engine rebuilt after the fire.

Whatever happens, the team will be on a push to claim their third driver’s championship, Bastian needing to finish no worse than seventh at Keith to claim the title provided Nate also finishes down the points, but on past history, that would seem unlikely, and should Bastian continue what is now a 12-race winning streak, he will effectively lock away his third consecutive title ahead of Cabarita.

For Nate Mullan, he has shown impressive pace across the last 12-months, the move to a ‘new’ hull at Griffith last year giving the younger of the brothers more confidence in the boat, so much so that he’s often been able to get to within mere tenths of Bastian, his result at Keith last October evidence of just how much he’s closed down the margin, the deficit in the final, just 18 one hundredths of a second!

That however was before the firey incident which destroyed the boat last time out at Griffith, a situation which put their title chances in jeopardy, so there may be some team orders with respect to just how hard they push each other at Keith – the Championship aside – the team are also looking for valuable data to prepare for the 2025 World Series where they had been expected to start favourites, especially with 12-months of development under their belts. Starting with a whole new package at Keith means they are very much back to square one with determining just how to get the best out of the boat, so finishing and collecting data will be the likely priorities.

The setback for the Mullans could also present an opportunity for their rivals to strike, with both the ‘Nood Nutz’ pairing of Matt and Mitch Malthouse, and former Champion Kyle Elphinstone in the mix to improve upon their own podium finishes this season.

At home the Malthouse team are always a threat, even with a damaged boat they’re capable of making the podium, and like their rivals, they’re hungry for a return to the top steps of the podium, so keep a close eye on the bright orange ‘Stinger’ – likewise Kyle Elphinstone – he too has been on a development curve with the ‘Blackout Racing’ ‘Sprintec’ and is more than capable of taking the fight to the local team, making for an enticing battle for the final three.

New Zealander Matt Hareb too will be looking to make an impression off the back of his 400-Class Championship fight at home over recent weeks, the ‘No Limits’ driver making the podium during their season finale at Wanganui. With Jade Atchison sidelined for the Keith round, Hareb will be looking to take the fight to the locals and is a strong threat for a podium finish, but he won’t be without his own challengers.

Tyler O’Day has endured a horror year alongside father Ron in the ‘Agro-Vation’ machine, ongoing electrical issues keeping the second generation driver from his best, a best which saw him as a podium threat for the bulk of the 2022/23 season. The team have been working tirelessly to resolve the problem, and should they have succeeded, keep an eye on O’Day, he is always exciting, but so too is the new kid on the block, Juzzi Calvert.

Best known as the animated navigator for Luke Walters, Calvert slipped across to the ‘B-driver’ role at Griffith last time out and blew everybody’s minds..

Quick from the get-go, he eliminated both boat owner Walters and team-mate Mike Hessell through the finals to make the Top 6 on debut.. and at Griffith! It was an epic performance, especially on one of the toughest tracks in the world, and for Keith, he’ll have driving duties all to himself with Walters absent for the round. Like O’Day, he is an exciting driver to watch, and lives very much by the mantra, ‘win it, or bin it..!’

Jodie Cottam is another driver who has continued to improve across her debut season, and after missing Griffith, returns to Keith looking for more improvement and a position inside the Championship top ten, whilst for Lance Edmonds, he too is looking to make up for lost ground after being sidelined in recent rounds due to mechanical work on the ‘Solid Gold’ machine.

With Ron O’Day and Rodney Norton completing the entry, you have a condensed but very competitive LS-Class field all itching for the opportunity to make an impression on the Championship points, the end result of which, is bound to provide plenty of action for the fans.

Junior Development
Back in October, the Keith round saw the season debut of the Junior Development category, with 2021 Champion Koby Bourke joined by V8 Superboats rookie, 12-year old Victorian Harry Jay. This weekend another rookie will join the field, a rookie with a fantastic heritage in the sport, 13-year old Deklan Jukes, son of multiple race winner Tremayne Jukes.B

ourke is already locked in as the 2023/24 Champion by virtue of the fact that he has contested every round to date, and despite narrowly missing the outright win last time out at Griffith, has amassed enough points to claim his second title, the Keith round his second to last race in the Junior boat before progressing to the LS-Class next season.

At Griffith he faced the Casey brothers who were elevated to the ‘outright’ key very quickly across the event giving them the performance to take the fight to the experienced Bourke, Jock Casey narrowly defeating the former champion in the final. This weekend, Harry Jay – who made his debut at Keith last October – will also be elevated to the outright key and could well take the fight to the experienced Queenslander, and with his father TJ in his corner, Deklan Jukes may also be on the cards to threaten for the top spot making the Junior category another one to keep the fans entertained.

As always, the Keith round will be a daytime event, running from 9:00am Saturday morning (practice) through till around 5:30pm. For those that can’t be at Spitwater Arena, the action will be streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube (the link will be posted on and Facebook from approximately midday (South Australian time), whilst a post-produced highlights package will be released on 7mate, and then 7+ immediately following (search V8 Superboats on 7+ at any stage for replays of the 2023 and 2022 seasons).


Rnd#6 2023/24 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship
Spitwater Arena, Keith, South Australia
23 March, 2024

1. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stewart (RAMJET)
28A. Daryl Hutton/Mick Parry (American Automotive)
32. Tyler Finch/Jarrod Ballard (Loose Cannon)
37. Scott Krause/James Parsons (KAOS)
40. Ken Kesper/Kate Kesper (The Mexican)
41. Tony Ellis/Chris Downes (Excalibur)
888. Glenn Roberts/Narelle Pellow-Djukic (Blown Budget)

1. Brendan Doyle/Holly Small (PULSE)
2. Jody Ely/Brooke Tanner (Rampage)
31NZ. Ollie Silverton/Jess Sit (PSP Racing)
45. Danny Knappick/Cliff Bamford (Tuff’N’Up)
67. Justin Roylance/Tracey Little (Outlaw)
214. Simon Doyle/Cael White (The Girlfriend)
863. Hugh Gilchrist/Nikeyla Nisbet (Mattrix)

1A. Bastian Mullan/Tahleah Mullan (RIPSHIFT)
1B. Nate Mullan/Lisa Dellar (RIPSHIFT)
2A. Kyle Elphinstone/Jacob Bellamy (Blackout Racing)
22ANZ. Matt Hareb/Matt Nairn (Moist Az)
29A. Ron O’Day/Paris O’Day (Agro-Vation)
29B. Tyler O’Day/Todd McDowell (Agro-Vation)
69A. Matt Malthouse/Leighton Collins (Nood Nutz Racing)
69B. Mitch Malthouse/Harrison Collins (Nood Nutz Racing)
199. Jodie Cottam/Will Cartwright (Steady Eddie)
212. Lance Edmonds/Peter Sendy (Solid Gold)
267. Rodney Norton/Pam Moran (Hot Shot)
300. Juzzi Calvert/Tommy Moroney (The Spartan)

Junior Development
97A. Deklan Jukes (Lil Psycho)
97B. Harry Jay (Lil Psycho)
97C. Koby Bourke (Lil Psycho)


RND#6 – Saturday, 23 March;
9:00am – practice laps commence
10:00am – Qualifying #1 (60-minutes)
11:00am – Qualifying #2 (60-minutes)
12:00pm – Qualifying #3 (60-minutes)
1:00pm – Lunch Break (30-minutes)
1:30pm – Qualifying #4 (60-minutes)
2:30pm – Qualifying #5 (60-minutes)
3:30pm – Jnr. Dev FINAL + Top 12 Finals (LS-Class/400-Class/Unlimited)
4:30pm – Top 6 Final (LS-Class/400-Class/Unlimited)
5:10pm – FINALS (LS-Class/400-Class/Unlimited)
5:30pm – Racing Concludes


History; V8 Superboats and Keith

Rnd#2 2023/24 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship
14 October, 2023

Unlimited Superboat

1. 1. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stuart (RAMJET) – 44.461
2. 28. Daryl Hutton/Mick Parry (Victorian American Imports) – 46.353
3. 37. Scott Krause/James Parsons (KAOS) – 47.510

400-Class (Group A)
1. 33. Jody Ely/Brooke Tanner (Rampage) – 47.397
2. 31. Ollie Silverton/Jess Sitt (PSP Racing) – 48.885
3. 99B. Brendan Doyle/Holly Small (The Mistress) – 48.687**
** time not allowed (wrong transponder)

1. 1A. Bastian Mullan/Tahleah Mullan (RIPSHIFT) – 47.697
2. 1B. Nate Mullan/Jade Diblasi (RIPSHIFT) – 47.878
3. 69B. Mitch Malthouse/Harrison Collins (NoodNutz Racing) – 49.119

Junior Development*
1. 97A. Koby Bourke (Lil Pyscho) – 50.968
2. 97B. Harry Jay (Lil Pyscho) – 64.607
* different circuit rotation to other classes (fastest lap time from heats)


Rnd#7 2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship presented by Penrite
Spitwater Arena, Keith, South Australia
25 March, 2023

Unlimited Superboat

1. 1. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stuart (RAMJET) – 36.488
2. 28A. Daryl Hutton/Harry Berry (Phoenix Lubricants) – 37.334
3. 32. Tyler Finch/Jarrod Ballard (Loose Cannon) – 39.967

400-Class (Group A)
1. 4. Brendan Doyle/Rory Doyle (PULSE) – 40.909
2. 45A. Danny Knappick/Darren Tickell (Tuff’n Up) – 44.598
3. 45B. Kyle Elphinstone/Jacob Bellamy (Tuff’n Up) – 46.948

1. 1A. Bastian Mullan/Tahleah Mullan (RIPSHIFT) – 39.239
2. 1B. Nate Mullan/Cain Wallace (RIPSHIFT) – 39.841
3. 69A. Mitch Malthouse/Harrison Collins (Nood Nutz) – 40.688

Junior Development*
1. 97B. Connor Smith (Lil Pyscho) – 39.962
2. 97A. Koby Bourke (Lil Pyscho) – 40.611
3. 97C. Eliza Roylance (Lil Pyscho) – DNF
*different circuit rotation to other classes


Rnd#3 2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship presented by Penrite
08 October, 2022
Unlimited Superboat

1. 23. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stuart (RAMJET) – 48.374
2. 28. Daryl Hutton/Mick Parry (Hazardous) – 50.525
3. 888. Glenn Roberts/Daniel Kelly (Blown Budget) – 1:14.533

400-Class (Group A)
1. 4. Brendan Doyle/Rory Doyle (PULSE) – 53.552
2. 33. Jody Ely/Jessica Webb (Rampage) – 54.680
3. 45. Danny Knappick/Darren Tickell (Tuff’n Up) – 59.397

1. 1A. Bastian Mullan/Tahleah James (RIPSHIFT) – 52.779
2. 26. Daniel Salter/Mitchell Hade (The Hustler) – 54.600
3. 219. Kyle Elphinstone/Jacob Bellamy (Blackout Racing) – 1:40.835

Junior Development*
1. 97C. Eliza Roylance (Lil Pyscho) – 1:51.508
2. 97B. Connor Smith (Lil Pyscho) – ww
*different circuit rotation to other classes


2021 Australian V8 Superboats Championship – Rnd#5 [FINAL]
26 March, 2022
Unlimited Superboat

1. 23. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stuart (RAMJET) – 42.790
2. 28. Daryl Hutton/Mick Parry (Phoenix Lubricants) – 44.541
3. 32. Tyler Finch/Jarrod Ballard (Loose Cannon) – 45.810

400-Class (Group A)
1. 67. Justin Roylance/Tracey Little (Outlaw67) – 45.925
2. 4. Tremayne Jukes/Kimberley Holmes (PULSE) – 46.434
3. 95. Mark Garlick/Hugh Gilchrist (Grumpy On Edge) – 48.914

1. 24. Bastian Mullan/Ellen Arnold (RIPSHIFT) – 46.179
2. 26. Daniel Salter/Mitchell Hade (The Hustler) – 46.193
3. 219. Kyle Elphinstone/Jacob Bellamy (Blackout Racing) – 47.707

Junior Development
1. 97. Koby Bourke (Lil Pyscho) – 42.900*
*different circuit rotation to other classes


2023/24 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship – Series Points
Unlimited Superboat
(after round five of seven)
1. Phonsy Mullan (RAMJET) – 141-points, 2. Daryl Hutton (Victorian American Imports) – 122, 3. Scott Krause (KAOS) – 121, 4. Tyler Finch (Loose Cannon) – 118, 5. Glenn Roberts (Blown Budget) – 102, 6. Rob Coley (Poison Ivy) – 48, 7. Chris Edmonds (Hazardous) – 26, 8. Sam Everingham (Excalibur) – 24, 8. Peter Monger (Mongrel) – 24

400-Class (Group A) (after round five of seven)
1. Ollie Silverton (PSP Racing) – 135-points, 2. Jody Ely (Rampage) – 126, 3. Brendan Doyle (The Girlfriend) – 123, 4. Danny Knappick (Tuff’n’Up) – 116, 5. Simon Doyle (The Mistress) – 98, 6. Noel Verning (Quiet Time) – 94, 7. Hugh Gilchrist (Mattrix) – 76, 8. Justin Roylance (The Outlaw) 68, 9. Andrew Medlicott (Gone Nutz) – 20

LS-Class (after round five of seven)
1. Bastian Mullan (Ripshift) – 144-points, 2. Nate Mullan (Ripshift) – 129, 3. Matt Malthouse (NoodNutz Racing) – 107, 4. Kyle Elphinstone (Blackout Racing) – 102, 5. Jade Atchison (Twisted) – 82, 6. Mitch Malthouse (NoodNutz Racing) – 74, 7. Matt Hareb (No Limits) – 72, 8. Luke Walters (Borrowed Time) – 60, 9. Mike Hessell (Borrowed Time) – 58, 9. Darren Pollard (Disturbed) – 58, 11. Lawrie Howlett (Drop Bear) – 48, 12. Tyler O’Day (Agro-Vation) – 40, 13. Jodie Cottam (Steady Eddie) – 36, 14. James Machan (Twisted) – 34, 15. Lance Edmonds (Solid Gold) – 30, 16. Juzzi Calvert (The Spartan) – 26, 16. Ron O’Day (Agro-Vation) – 26, 18. Adam Sulcs (Steady Eddie) – 20, 18. Rodney Norton (Crackers) – 20, 20. Karen Howlett (Drop Bear) – 8, 21. John Verry (Blackout Racing) – 0

Junior Development (after round three of five)
1. Koby Bourke (Lil Psycho) – 108-points, 2. Harry Jay (Lil Psycho) – 0, 2. Jock Casey (0), 2. Tom Casey (0)


2023/24 Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship
Rnd#1 – Temora, NSW – 09 September, 2023
Rnd#2 – Keith, SA – 14 October, 2023
Rnd#3 – Tweed Coast, NSW – 05 November, 2023
Rnd#4 – Temora, NSW – 03 February, 2024 (Colin Parish Memorial)
Rnd#5 – Griffith, NSW – 24 February, 2024
Rnd#6 – Keith, SA – 23 March, 2024
Rnd#7 [FINAL] – Tweed Coast, NSW – 04-05 May, 2024

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