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AUSSIE TITLES COMPLETED

NEWS Sunday 14th January 2007, 8:00pm

by Dick Barrie

Ex-Monarchs Rory Schlein and Cam Woodward have finished 4th and 11th respectively in the 5-round Aussie Championship series.

Second week brought much better racing at Mildura and (especially) Gillman.

Mt Gambier is a great setting, albeit a car track. I'd love to have the whole place parachuted into Scotland, and put on speedway!

Fifty feet wide, banked all around, and about the size and shape of Belle Vue (Hyde Road).

Cam Woodward had a couple of good rides there, but was not ever likely to trouble to podium-fillers.

Rory was excellent -- could/should have been third, although that's not to decry Johnno, who never stopped in any race, not ran any lasts. Something Jason, Leigh and Rooboy all did.

After 108 races, two to go, and nothing was decided. Johnno beat Rory in B Final, Crump beat Leigh in A -- a perfect climax.

FINAL RESULTS

1 Jason Crump 20 20 18 18 20 = 96

2 Leigh Adams 15 18 20 20 18 = 91

3 Steve Johnston 18 16 14 13 14 = 75

4 Rory Schlein 16 17 11 16 13 = 73

5 Simon Stead 11 9 16 15 17 = 68

6 Scott Nicholls 17 12 12 11 15 = 67

7 Chris Holder 14 15 2 17 16 = 64

8 Jason Doyle 10 11 15 14 10 = 60

9 Mark Lemon 12 14 13 10 4 = 53

10 Travis McGowan 9 4 17 12 9 = 51

11 Cameron Woodward 6 10 9 6 11 = 42

12 Troy Batchelor 7 6 7 9 12 = 41

13 Cory Gathercole 4 13 10 7 3 = 37

14 Tom Hedley 13 7 3 4 6 = 33

15 Trevor Harding 3 2 4 3 7 = 19

16 Tyron Proctor 2 3 6 2 2 = 15