With the biggest field of the season in front of thousands of passionate fans, the 2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship presented by Penrite final closed the book on another incredible year, in the process officially crowning the 2022 Champions and paving the way for what promises to be a pivotal season ahead for the future of this emerging sport.
As the tenth and final Keith Diesel & Dirt Derby, a popular event on the annual calendar for the region, the population of the small country town situated two thirds of the way between Melbourne and Adelaide grew more than tenfold, accommodation and camping booked out for more than 100 kilometres in any direction promising for an epic day of competition.
In what has been a challenging 18-months, the weather gods too played nice, providing the perfect conditions to close out the 2022 Championship program.
With the Unlimited Superboat and LS-Class titles settled last time out at Griffith, newly crowned champions Phonsy Mullan and Bastian Mullan were looking to add to their tally of wins, both facing bigger fields of competition than they had done all season, whilst in 400-Class and Junior Development, the champions would not be crowned until the completion of the finals.
In the hotly contested 400-Class title fight between great mates Jody Ely and Brendan Doyle, the pair started the day even on points putting all the emphasis on the driver that placed higher in the finals, Doyle ultimately pushing Ely a step too far to claim his fourth win of the year and with it, his maiden V8 Superboats title, whilst in Junior Development a stunning final lap delivered 12-year old Connor Smith his third consecutive win and his first Australian title.
Despite the fact the 2022 Unlimited Superboat title had been decided last time out, handing reigning Champion Phonsy Mullan his ninth Australian title, the biggest field of Unlimited boats all season descended on Keith for the final round promising for some outstanding racing.
Qualifying started with former Champion Scott Krause setting the pace after a rare navigational error by Mullan, but the advantage was short lived, Mullan smashing out a 37.7, then a 36.9 to be comfortably clear of the field before New Zealander Rob Coley turned in a stunning 37.2 in the fourth and final qualifier to close to within a quarter of a second of the reigning World Champion.
Daryl Hutton too continued his season long battle with Mullan to qualify third ahead of team-mate Chris Edmonds and the returning Tyler Finch, with Tremayne Jukes and Scott Krause within a second of the top four promising for some tightly contested finals.
Typically, with such an impressive pace there would be setbacks, Krause and Griffith runner-up Sam Everingham amongst those to find the bank, whilst for West Australians Darrin Jones and Shane Hammer, they suffered a water leak, but not one from outside the boat, the cooling system coming apart dosing Jones in boiling water forcing the ‘Yoda’ team to beach the boat with Jones extracting himself quickly to jump into the channel and cool off.
Sadly though they found additional issues and were forced to retire the boat from their maiden event on the east coast, joining Simon Doyle – who had suffered his own setbacks ahead of the round – into an early retirement.
Frustratingly too for Glenn Roberts, who was again on the cusp of claiming third in the overall Championship, despite setting his quickest time of the day, the popular Victorian was unable to improve on eighth position in the opening elimination final, joining Tremayne Jukes in retirement, Jukes lamenting the return of the mighty ‘MANIAC’ with an intermittent miss, leaving him unable to extract the maximum from the 1400-horsepower he had available.
Ultimately it was Rob Coley who stole the spotlight in the Top 12 final, the New Zealander throwing down the gauntlet with a second lap in the low-37s, his 37.320 improving Phonsy Mullan’s 37.324 by four one thousandths of a second!
Third fastest was Hutton with a 37.694, splitting the top three by just 37 one hundredths of a second.. It was tight at the top!
Chris Edmonds was fourth fastest from Tyler Finch, with Scott Krause just sneaking into the final six despite his quickest run of the day.
For Chris Edmonds, who was locked in a great battle for third in the Championship with Glenn Roberts and Scott Krause, his lap lasted only a matter of seconds, the ‘Hazardous’ boat cutting out not long after the start, fortunately allowing Edmonds to stop the boat without issue on the bank, although it did force some worried looks from the trailer as the team tried to determine what went wrong.
Ultimately the issue was traced to the MSD ignition box, the very same issue that sidelined Slade Stanley exactly 12 months earlier, the team though carrying a spare allowing them to fit the unit ahead of Daryl Hutton’s Top 6 run.
Scott Krause was next out, the former Keith winner turning in his best of the day to set the bar at a 39.668, his result enough to claim third in the Championship race, but not enough to make the final after Tyler Finch found half a second to grab the third fastest time of the session behind Phonsy Mullan (37.670) and Daryl Hutton (38.074).
Sadly for Rob Coley, despite a stunning effort, the Kiwi was sidelined within sight of the flag after an impressive run, the mighty twin-turbo Nissan powerplant suffering a catastrophic failure with a conrod punching through the engine block and the bottom of the boat to end what may have been an epic final showdown, Coley’s run of hard luck in Australia continuing, although in good news for fans, he committed to a full Australian program next season!
After missing the bulk of the season thanks in part to the flooding around his native Mildura late last year and into early 2023, Tyler Finch was relieved to finally make a return to the Unlimited field, the ‘Loose Cannon’ team having put in some more development work on the package, Finch admitting he was getting closer to where he wanted to be, a return to the podium a strong tonic for the team’s full-time return in season 2023/24.
Finch’s 39.967 was eight tenths down on his T6 best, but it set the bar for Hutton and Mullan to follow.
With a new MSD ignition box fitted to the iconic blue and black ‘Hazardous’ machine, Daryl Hutton knew he had one final chance this season to unseat long-time rival Phonsy Mullan from the top step of the podium, his 37.334 his fastest lap of the weekend, but despite finding three tenths on his previous best, Mullan capped off the season with his seventh win, improving his qualifying benchmark by half a second to card a 36.488 and put the result out of question.
400-CLASS (GROUP A)
The big story for the V8 Superboat final at Keith was the battle between 400-Class title rivals Brendan Doyle and Jody Ely, the pair effectively even on adjusted points heading back to Spitwater Arena where Doyle had claimed his maiden victory in the category last October. Championship victory would go to the driver that claimed the highest position in the elimination finals, but whilst the pair had shared the six prior round victories evenly between them, Keith brought the addition of 2019 LS-Class Champion Kyle Elphinstone, interestingly in Danny Knappick’s new ‘Sprintec’ purchased only recently from Ely.
Elphinstone wasn’t the only addition to the 400-Class field either, Andrew Medlicott making his return for the first time since round three, whilst for Noel Verning – who had sunk his LS-Class machine in dramatic fashion in Griffith – he transplanted the 400-Class engine from his other ex-Brett Thornton boat into the ‘Quiet Time’ machine for his class debut, a round ahead of his proposed 400-Class debut next season.
Not surprisingly the qualifiers were dominated by Ely and Doyle, Ely setting the early pace before Doyle found his rhythm in Q2, shadowing his rival by just a tenth of a second through the final three sessions, Ely top qualifying with a best of 40.413 to Doyle’s 40.522. By contrast the next fastest qualifier was Kyle Elphinstone who set his best of 42.972 in the third session to finish qualifying as third fastest, a second and a half up on ‘Tuff’n’Up’ team boss Danny Knappick, with Hugh Gilchrist fifth ahead of Noel Vening, Darrin Kesper and Andrew Medlicott.
Sadly for Medlicott dramas with his ‘Gone Nutz’ machine sidelined him after the opening qualifier, whilst for Verning, he found the limit of his new 400-Class machine during the second qualifier to finish on the bank, aside from that it was a relatively straightforward run through the four qualifiers and into the elimination finals where Temora podium finishers Hugh Gilchrist and Darrin Kesper committed the cardinal sin of making navigational errors to end their seasons prematurely.
Out front though Brendan Doyle knew he needed to try and break his rival early, throwing down a 39.8 second lap, some seven tenths faster than his qualifying efforts, Ely unable to break the 40-second barrier, carding a 40.346, but comfortably clear of Elphinstone (42.946), Knappick (44.105) and Verning (47.409).
Danny Knappick led the field away in the second elimination final falling just short of his best, Brendan Doyle backing up his Top 12 run with another blistering sub-40-second lap, his 39.920 now the benchmark.
Knowing full well that this would be the critical moment of the season, Jody Ely charged out the gate and was making great inroads, covering the split on target to match Doyle’s best, but within sight of the flag he ran wide on the exit of the bottom corner and beached the ‘Rampage’ ‘Jetspeed’ on an island, the body language of the driver displaying to everyone the gravity of the moment.. His Championship was over.
From there it was a foregone conclusion, Noel Verning eliminated from the final three, allowing team-mates Danny Knappick and Kyle Elphinstone into the final alongside Champion-elect Brendan Doyle.
First out in the final, Danny Knappick showed the wealth of having Kyle Elphinstone alongside to provide some valuable data and experience with his new ‘Sprintec’ hull to record a 44.598 second lap.
With the Championship in the bag, Brendan Doyle put in a solid effort to stop the clock with a 40.909, over a second down on his best but good enough for his fourth win of the season, whilst Kyle Elphinstone rounded out the final with a strong opening sector before dropping back to a 46.948 at the flag to claim third.
Whilst there were commiserations from across the paddock for Ely’s loss, teams were also quick to appreciate Brendan Doyle’s efforts to close out his maiden season in the new ‘PULSE’ package as Champion, Doyle’s win alongside that of Phonsy Mullan rewarding boat-builder Daniel James with two Championship titles in his debut year, a result which not surprisingly has spawned a number of new teams adopting the Australian-made hull for the 2023/24 season, Ely included.
With the title decided thanks to his ongoing domination of the class, Bastian Mullan was looking to round out the season with a full collection of round wins, much like his father, and much like the Unlimited category, Keith saw the biggest field of LS-Class entries all season, in fact the biggest field of LS-Class boats in the history of the sport despite the fact that two regulars had graduated to 400-Class.
Not surprisingly it was the newly crowned Champion who led the way in qualifying, Bastian Mullan’s pace at times more than two seconds quicker than his rivals, but as expected, by the close of the four qualifying sessions it was local driver Matt Malthouse who closed the margin, the ‘Nood Nutz’ driver closing the gap down to a second in the final session, Mullan top with a stunning 39.617, Malthouse P2 with a 40.649.
The big focus though was on the battle for third in the Championship where Malthouse was facing Nate Mullan and Tyler O’Day for a place in the final three, and it was that position for the round that was most hotly contested, Mitch Malthouse and Queenslander Paul Hill throwing their hats into the ring as contenders for the final round podium.
Ultimately it was Mitch Malthouse who would join his father and Bastian Mullan as the fastest into the elimination finals, with Nate Mullan, Tyler O’Day, Paul Hill, Mike Hessell, Jim Beaman, Luke Walters and Lawrie Howlett completing the ten, Jade Atchison and Lance Edmonds completing the top qualifiers to progress through to the finals.
Sadly a field of 18 entries meant that six would fail to progress past the qualifiers, Rob Johnston (Almost There) missing the cut by a mere six tenths of a second, whilst the returning Darren Pollard (Twisted) was also mere tenths from making the cut. For Ron O’Day (Agro-Vation) who was returning from injury, he had a chance to manage son Tyler’s fight to finish on the Championship podium, although he’d join fellow returnee Rodney Norton (Hot Shot), Karen Howlett (Drop Bear) and new Disturbed Racing recruit James Machan (Toxicity) in retirement.
With a number of drivers in the field rookies at Keith there were the inevitable off-track excursions, Paul Hill, Luke Walters, Lawrie Howlett, Darren Pollard, Ron O’Day and Matt Malthouse amongst those teams forced to be towed back to their trailers, however all were able to continue, such is the forgiving nature of the Spitwater Arena venue.
Consistently in the mid 39s, Bastian Mullan carried his pace into the opening final, carding a 39.448 to comfortably set the fastest time, Matt Malthouse (40.936) just three tenths clear of Nate Mullan, the two ‘RIPSHIFT’ drivers joined by the two ‘Nood Nutz’ drivers after Mitch Malthouse claimed the fourth fastest time just a tenth slower than Nate Mullan.
Tyler O’Day continued his strong run in ‘Agro-Vation’ to be fifth, just six tenths further back but only two tenths up on Paul Hill in ‘Slicer’, the Queenslander finally starting to find the pace that made him a regular podium finisher in season 2021 to lock himself into a starting position for the second final.
For Mike Hessell, now in the ex-Justin Roylance Championship winning ‘Jetspeed’ the ‘Borrowed Time’ driver completed a strong finish to the season with seventh having missed the cut by three quarters of a second, the expat Kiwi delighted with the performance of the new boat and already plotting an assault on the top teams for the coming season, the fact that he’d defeated long-time mate Luke Walters arguably his biggest win of the season!
For Walters (Spartan), after a solid run at Griffith, he was again forced to concede a position to Jim Beaman (JB Racing), but also to Jade Atchison (Twisted) who turned in her best run of the season to split two drivers who had comfortably qualified for the top six last time out, signalling a real threat for the 2023/24 season as part of a three-boat ‘Disturbed Racing’ assault on the Championship.
For Lance Edmonds, he too finished the season strongly, the ‘Solid Gold’ driver rewarded with 11th after falling just shy of Walters in his final rotation, whilst for Lawrie Howlett, he was forced into an early retirement after ongoing electrical issues slowed his progress, a big off-season investigating the cause of the problem on the cards after he showed during the early rounds that he’d be a real threat for a position inside the final six.
With a position in the final up for grabs in the Top 6, teams left nothing on the table, and whilst Paul Hill’s impressive form got him into the final six, it wasn’t enough to break back onto the podium in what could be his final race for the foreseeable future, his consistent 42.6 handing him sixth overall. For Tyler O’Day he was a mathematical chance to finish on the Championship podium, but he needed his best run of the season. Sadly, despite improving, so did title rivals Nate Mullan and Matt Malthouse, his 41.781 classifying him fifth for the round and fifth for the season after some entertaining laps, the second-generation racer proving himself to be one of the drivers to watch and a potential future contender.
For Matt Malthouse, his efforts to take the fight to former Champion Kyle Elphinstone and the Mullan brothers had been one of the highlights of the season, and embroiled in a great battle again with the ‘RIPSHIFT’ team it looked like they would be the contenders for the final podium of the year, but whilst the bright orange ‘Nood Nutz’ boat was in position for a podium finish, it was Mitch Malthouse that would join the Mullans in the final and not his father..
In just his third race in the boat, Mitch had been methodically working his way forward all day, and with orders to ‘have at it’ in the finals now that the season was coming to a close, he did just that in the Top 6, carding a 40.382 to Matt’s 40.629 to join Nate Mullan (40.044) and Bastian Mullan (39.541) in the final having found a full second on his previous best.
To say the result was met with some trepidation would be an understatement, Matt Malthouse suggesting that the result would seal Mitch’s fate with respect to living arrangements, the younger of the two Malthouse’s now looking for somewhere new to live..!
With the full quota of round wins for the 2022 season on the line, no-one was surprised to see Bastian Mullan claim his seventh consecutive win, his final lap typically his quickest (39.239), but it was the performance of younger brother Nate that perhaps stood out most, his 39.841 giving the team their second consecutive 1-2 finish, with Mitch Malthouse showing his Top 6 run was no fluke, carding a 40.688 to conclude what had been an impressive season of LS-Class competition.
Like 400-Class, the Junior Development category arrived at Keith with the title well and truly on the line.
Having missed the October Keith round, reigning Champion Koby Bourke was down a round in the Championship race leaving Connor Smith some flexibility in the dropped round point scoring system. Ultimately the Championship would be settled by the result of the final.
With Eliza Roylance back in the field – the winner of the October round at Keith – anything was possible for the outright result, but heading into the final it was Bourke with the advantage, his Q4 best of 40.037 more than two seconds up on Smith’s Q2 best of 42.350, Roylance again taking a conservative approach to be third.
Sadly her efforts to sneak up on her rivals and card a time for them to chase fell foul of contact with the bank during her final run, eliminating her from the top two steps leaving Bourke to set the pace, his 40.611 down on his best, but quicker than Smith had been all day.
With an Australian title on the line, Smith turned in arguably his best drive of the year to find well over two seconds on his previous best to record a 39.962 second lap and claim his third win of the year, and with it, the 12-year old claimed the coveted AUS#1 title, in the process acknowledging Bourke’s mentoring as the reason behind his success.
So that’s it for the 2022 season, with dates to be confirmed and revealed shortly for the 2023/24 Championship.
For fans of the Penrite Australian V8 Superboats Championship, they can catch all the action on 7mate (check local guides) and 7+ (On Demand). Updates will be posted on social media channels with respect to on air times. Episodes one to six are available free-to-air on 7+ to enjoy any time you like (search V8 Superboats).
Rnd#7 2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship presented by Penrite
Spitwater Arena, Keith, South Australia
25 March, 2023
TOP 3 FINAL
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
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
TOP 6 FINAL
1. 1. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stuart (RAMJET) – 37.670
2. 28A. Daryl Hutton/Harry Berry (Phoenix Lubricants) – 38.074
3. 32. Tyler Finch/Jarrod Ballard (Loose Cannon) – 39.177
4. 37. Scott Krause/Rachel Parsons (KAOS) – 39.668
5. 111. Rob Coley/Scott Munro (Poison Ivy) – DNF
6. 28B. Chris Edmonds/Ange Edmonds (Hazardous) – DNS
400-Class (Group A)
1. 4. Brendan Doyle/Rory Doyle (PULSE) – 39.920
2. 45B. Kyle Elphinstone/Jacob Bellamy (Tuff’n Up) – 42.661
3. 45A. Danny Knappick/Darren Tickell (Tuff’n Up) – 44.105
4. 269. Noel Verning/Nathan Garrett (Quiet Time) – 47.409
5. 33. Jody Ely/Brooke Tanner (Rampage) – DNF
6. 863. Hugh Gilchrist/Narelle Pellow-Djukic (MATTRIX) – DNS
1. 1A. Bastian Mullan/Tahleah Mullan (RIPSHIFT) – 39.541
2. 1B. Nate Mullan/Cain Wallace (RIPSHIFT) – 40.044
3. 69A. Mitch Malthouse/Harrison Collins (Nood Nutz) – 40.382
4. 69A. Matt Malthouse/Leighton Collins (Nood Nutz) – 40.629
5. 29B. Tyler O’Day/Xavier Jackson (Agro-Vation) – 41.781
6. 512. Paul Hill/Alex Singleton (Slicer) – 42.632
TOP 12 FINAL
1. 111. Rob Coley/Scott Munro (Poison Ivy) – 37.320
2. 1. Phonsy Mullan/Leigh Stuart (RAMJET) – 37.324
3. 28A. Daryl Hutton/Harry Berry (Phoenix Lubricants) – 37.694
4. 28B. Chris Edmonds/Ange Edmonds (Hazardous) – 38.828
5. 32. Tyler Finch/Jarrod Ballard (Loose Cannon) – 39.600
6. 37. Scott Krause/Rachel Parsons (KAOS) – 40.051
7. 15. Tremayne Jukes/Ella Simpson (MANIAC) – 40.412
8. 888. Glenn Roberts/James Parsons (Blown Budget) – 42.669
9. 41. Sam Everingham/Archie Watts (Excalibur) – DNF
1. 4. Brendan Doyle/Rory Doyle (PULSE) – 39.859
2. 33. Jody Ely/Brooke Tanner (Rampage) – 40.346
3. 45B. Kyle Elphinstone/Jacob Bellamy (Tuff’n Up) – 42.946
4. 45A. Danny Knappick/Darren Tickell (Tuff’n Up) – 43.911
5. 269. Noel Verning/Nathan Garrett (Quiet Time) – 46.830
6. 863. Hugh Gilchrist/Narelle Pellow-Djukic (MATTRIX) – DNF
7. 43. Darrin Kesper/Matt Foote (Let’s Boogie) – DNF
1. 1A. Bastian Mullan/Tahleah Mullan (RIPSHIFT) – 39.448
2. 69A. Matt Malthouse/Leighton Collins (Nood Nutz) – 40.936
3. 1B. Nate Mullan/Cain Wallace (RIPSHIFT) – 41.323
4. 69A. Mitch Malthouse/Harrison Collins (Nood Nutz) – 41.414
5. 29B. Tyler O’Day/Xavier Jackson (Agro-Vation) – 42.040
6. 512. Paul Hill/Alex Singleton (Slicer) – 42.282
7. 370. Mike Hessell/Laura Stevens (Borrowed Time) – 43.013
8. 46. Jim Beaman/Erin Collins (JB Racing) – 44.143
9. 777. Jade Atchison/Erin Kearney (Twisted) – 44.377
10. 300. Luke Walters/Juzzi Calvert (The Spartan) – 44.522
11. 212. Lance Edmonds/Peter Sendy (Solid Gold) – 45.982
12. 14. Lawrie Howlett/Karen Howlett (Drop Bear) – 55.929
2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championships presented by Penrite – Series Points
Unlimited Superboat (adjusted points after round seven of seven)
1. Phonsy Mullan (RAMJET) – 216-points, 2. Daryl Hutton (Phoenix Lubricants) – 192, 3. Scott Krause (KAOS) – 165, 4. Glenn Roberts (Blown Budget) – 162, 5. Chris Edmonds (Non-Hazardous) – 154, 6. Rob Coley (Poison Ivy) – 137, 7. Tremayne Jukes (MANIAC) – 76, 8. Simon Doyle (The Girlfriend) – 70, 9. Tyler Finch (Loose Cannon) – 60, 10. Sam Everingham (Excalibur) – 51
400-Class (Group A) (adjusted points after round seven of seven)
1. Brendan Doyle (PULSE) – 210-points, 2. Jody Ely (Rampage) – 200, 3. Danny Knappick (Tuff’n Up) – 181, 4. Darrin Kesper (Let’s Boogie) – 150, 5. Hugh Gilchrist (Mattrix) – 107, 6. Justin Roylance (Outlaw67) – 81, 7. Daniel Warburton (Team Attitude) – 76, 8. Greg Harriman (Apache) – 56, 9. Paul Kelly (4Zero) – 52, 10. Kyle Elphinstone (Tuff’n’Up) – 30, 11. Tremayne Jukes (Apache) – 28, 11. Noel Verning (Quiet Time) – 28, 13. Brett Thornton (Still Obsessed) – 24
LS-Class (adjusted points after round seven of seven)
1. Bastian Mullan (Ripshift) – 216-points, 2. Kyle Elphinstone (Blackout Racing) – 189, 3. Nate Mullan (Ripshift) – 180, 4. Matt Malthouse (NoodNutz Racing) – 166, 5. Tyler O’Day (Agro-Vation) – 156, 6. Paul Hill (Slicer) – 144, 7. Lawrie Howlett (Drop Bear) – 134, 8. Mike Hessell (Borrowed Time) – 114, 9. Jim Beaman (JB Racing) – 112, 10. Noel Verning (Quiet Time) – 90, 11. Luke Walters (The Spartan) – 68, 12. Ron O’Day (Agro-Vation) – 64, , 12. Jade Atchison (Twisted) – 64, 14. Rob Johnston (Almost There) – 60, 15. Lance Edmonds (Solid Gold) – 54, 16. Mitch Malthouse (NoodNutz Racing) – 46, 17. Darren Pollard (Disturbed) – 24, 18. Karen Howlett (Drop Bear) – 20, 19. Matt Riley (Toe Cutter) – 18, 20. James Machan (Twisted) – 4
Junior Development (adjusted points after round seven of seven)
1. Connor Smith (Lil Psycho) – 207-points, 2. Koby Bourke (Lil Psycho) – 204, 3. Eliza Roylance (Lil Pyscho) – 129
2022 Australian V8 Superboats Championship
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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