Wairarapa News : September 28th 2011
12 WAIRARAPA NEWS, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 ART & ENTERTAINMENT PH 06 379 7887 239 HIGH ST NTH CARTERTON 4065943AA YZ450F YZ250F YZ250 WR450F 5.99% Fine Print: Finance is to approved purchase, fees, charges and conditions apply. *Weekly payments based on 25% deposit 60 month term. All offers while stocks last. RRP WR250F $13499, WR450F $14599, WR250R $12349, YZ250F $13279, YZ250 $11749, YZ125 $10279, YZ85/LWE $6949 Finance your Yamaha h YMF and save! Awesome Special Edition Black Kit $46.26 PER WEEK $51.80 PER WEEK $52.55 P $53.63 PER WEEK $56.50 PER WEEK WR25 50 0 with $51 80 $52 ER WEEK Sweeping the field: Masterton motorcross rider Mason Wilkie is one of the two top national riders sponsored by Sargent Motorcycles. Wairarapa is home to some fantastic motocross riders and Sargent Motorcycles in Car terton is a prime supporter of some of the best. Mason Wilkie and Adam Reeves have earned themselves enviable reputations in their respec tive arenas nationwide. Reeves has won the New Zealand Cross-Country Championship three years running on his Yamaha YZ450F. As a testament to the versatility of the bike, the YZ450F is also Mason Wilkie's motorcycle of choice, on which he won the New Zealand TT Championship. Mason recently ran in the 2011 Motocross Nationals and was running 6th going into the last race but unfortunatly had a big crash and was unable to finish so ended up finishing 8th overal. Nathan Sargent provides material support for these riders in the form of sponsorship, and as a qualified mechanic, he also supports Mason Wilkie when he races on the national circuit. At just 21, Wilkie has been racing in the top echelon of New Zealand motocross for several years. His success in the TT demonstrates the special skills he possesses. TT is a form of racing held on flat terrain with fast sweeping corners, and Wilkie excels in this environment. With three years of domination at the Cross- Country Nationals on his Yamaha, Reeves, of Pahiatua, certainly seems to have this discipline sewn up. This version of motocross is very popular and requires a different range of expertise. Nathan says it is great to be able to give these top riders the support they need to be able to mix it with the best, and further their careers. As a rider himself he knows what commitment it takes to succeed at the top level. We also get a great deal of satisfaction in helping the riders that just enjoy getting out to the local motocross and trail rides,making sure that not only the bikes suspension and set up is correct for the riders weight, height and riding style but also that they them self's have the correct safety gear needed so that they can get the maximum enjoyment out of this great sport that we are fortunate to be part off. Sargent Motorcycles also sponsors the sport locally. They are the major supporter of the annual Martinborough Motocross Club's competition, the Sargent Motocross Series. However, Sargent Motorcycles are not just about the motocross field. They are also service the rural sector and recreational motorcyclists. Sargent Motorcycles backs the best 4069563AA PUTTING ON EXTRA CLASSES FOR TERM 4 To save disappointment, reserve your space now as spaces are limited frst in frst served! Ph Lynn 377 3733 or Melissa 304 8969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org JOLLY ROGER SWIM SCHOOL ITS THAT SIMPLE QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS WARM & RELIABLE TEMPS Lively fair expected The sleepy hamlet of South Featherston will come alive next Saturday, October 8, when the local school's annual fair and lamb and calf day gets under way. Like last year, the proceeds of the fair, in South Featherston Rd from 9am till 2pm, will go towards buying the students new tech- nology. Plenty of fun is planned, including Lucky Elevens and the ever-popular Splat the Rat, as well as all the usual stalls, nachos, pony rides and fairground attractions. Looking their best: Greytown residents Julie Saunders, Pauline Davy and Anthea Crabtree are looking forward to the Melbourne Cup celebrations in their home team next Wednesday. They are pictured outside Bar Salute which will become ''Joe's Bar'' for next Wednesday. (Joe was Rising Fast's stable name). Step back and toast local Cup legend MELBOURNE CUP TOUR 11am: Official welcome from SWDC mayor Adrienne Staples. 11am --1pm: Display in the Greytown Town Centre, including the 2011 original Emirates Melbourne Cup; 1954 original Melbourne Cup and other cups won by Rising Fast; footage of the 1954 winning race; memorabilia. 1pm -- 3pm: Cup on display in the Working Men's Club (Main Street). By WALT DICKSON The start of daylight saving last weekend saw clocks put forward an hour, but in Greytown next Wednesday they will be wound back -- more than 50 years. The South Wairarapa town is hosting the Emirates Melbourne Cup for the day, October 5, with residents and businesses plan- ning to make a party out of the big occasion. The visit is to celebrate Greytown born and bred horse Rising Fast who won the great race'' in 1954. Businesses and residents are getting on board with shops to be decorated in 1950s theme and residents dressing up in period costume. The streets will also come alive with stalls, music and other entertainers. Bred in Greytown by the late Frank Robertson, Rising Fast is the only horse to complete the treble: Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup in the same year. He won the Caulfield Cup again in the following year but finished second on The Mel- bourne Cup. Legendary race caller John Russell, former Melbourne Cup winning jockeys and many race ambassadors from the famous Victoria Racing Club will be in Greytown for the event. Have your photo taken alongside the official 2011 Emirates Mel- bourne Cup, as well as the orig- inal 1954 Melbourne Cup Rising Fast won. There will also be memorabilia and the actual foot- age from the 1954 race. Special guest of honour will be Sue Robertson, 93, the widow of Frank, the breeder of Rising Fast in 1949 at Platform Farm in Greytown. With members of her family and the family of Rising Fast's owners, locals, international visitors and racing fans from all over will be joining in the fun.
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