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PHUKET: A round-up of Phuket’s sporting action and players.

Young gun slinger

Phuket’s speed-merchant Dylan Young raced at the weekend’s JK Asia Racing Series in Singapore, for the Atlantic Racing Team.

The 22-year old had secured a place for the premier open wheeler support category to the Singtel Singapore Formula One event and managed to finish in 8th spot on the Saturday, just 4.072 seconds behind the race and eventual meet winner, A. Yazid.

Dylan managed to improve in round-12, held on the Sunday, gaining 6th place, though some seven and a half seconds off the pace. It should be noted that Young’s team mate C. Siebel, did not finish this round

Dylan has local Phuket luxury car dealer Auto Express to thank for his position on the grid and represents the Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

Irish Times race three

The Irish Times series took to the waters off Ao Chalong Yacht Club for race threewith five boats in the hunt for honors.

Good winds met the crews on a course which was set to take the fleet around Koh Dokmai Island. Multihull class competitors were quick off the mark and after initial problems, Roger Kingdon’s Moto Inzi took first place.

Chris Jongerius’ The Frog and Alan Carwardine’s Sidewinder finished second and third respectively.

Gone finishing

Rawai Beach Fishing Club held their 6th freshwater fishing competition of 2011 at AC’s Phuket Fishing Park in Thalang.

Colin Robertson won the event with his catch of a 12.2kg Mekong catfish. Jan Van Anderson caught the most fish with three Mekong catfish, two redtail catfish and one Siamese carp.

For information on fishing competitions contact Warren Crowe T: 081 270 4291

Honda racing at Saphan Hin

High octane fumes filled the nostrils of Phuket petrol heads with two days of Honda street car racing at Saphan Hin Park in Phuket Town.

The annual event is part of Honda’s nationwide racing circuit where over 60 Honda vehicles are seperated into five categories.

Pro Cup A,B was won by Singha Honda Total Team Thailand. Team Dixcel-Bridgestone @ Speed Sunoco Racing took the Civic One title. Team Club Racing Twin Cam were victorious in Club Race. Team Waxy Sunoco Jun placed first in Jazz One and Pro Cup C was won by team X-IR Cappra Skunk2 VTEC By Amm.

 

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