31st October 2009

Around the tracks…30 October 2009

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Hayden is kart champ
Hayden McBride is the 2009 Australian CIK Karting champion after finishing runner-up at the final round in Queensland last weekend. Scheduled to be contested at the Ipswich circuit, the final day of competition was moved to Toowoomba after the track was deemed unsafe.

Loeb does it again
A last-race win gave Sebastien Loeb his sixth World Rally Championship title. Loeb started the Rally of Great Britain a point behind Mikko Hirvonen, but a start-to-finish win gave Loeb and his Citroen co-driver, Daniel Elenas, their seventh rally win for the year and a one-point advantage in the championship. Loeb said: “It’s never easy to compare one title with another, but I think this is the best one in terms of the sporting battle we had.”

Ambrose’s tums pain
Fading brakes and a tangle with Matt Kenseth ended Marcos Ambrose’s hopes of a strong result in the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on Monday. Ambrose finished 27th in the the 500-lap race on the smaller half-mile oval. It was an up and down weekend for the former V8 Supercar racer. He was eighth fastest in the sole practice session, but qualified a lowly 34th. Ambrose is 17th in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points with four races to go.

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