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Bumper Billy Cart action

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April 20, 2017

It was a hands in the air moment for Mitchell Minihan who was crowned champion in the 9 years and under category in the Australian Billy Cart Championships on Saturday. Photograph by Simon Ginns.

Corowa’s Beau Davis took out third place in the Australian Billy Cart Championships in the 9 years and under category. Photograph by Simon Ginns.

Sanger Street Billy Cart action.

Corowa’s Shaun Whitechurch who was the MC of the billy cart event delighted the crowd with his quirky one-liners. Photograph by Simon Ginns.

Corowa and District Historical Machinery Club once again offered their towing services to competitors in the Australian Billy Cart Championships. Photograph by Simon Ginns.

You couldn’t wipe the smile off competitors’ faces as they eagerly awaited their descent down Sanger Street. Photograph by Simon Ginns.

More than 5000 people lined Sanger Street to observe the racing action at the21st McDonald’s Australian Billy Cart Championships in Corowa on Easter Saturday. Photograph by Simon Ginns.

The Australian Billy Cart Champion in the 9 years and under category Mitchell Minihan gave the crowd a big thumbs up after accepting his trophy. Photograph by Simon Ginns.

Perfect racing conditions greeted competitors and spectators for the 21st McDonald’s Australian Billy Cart Championships in Corowa on Easter Saturday.
Forty-seven entrants travelled from Victoria and NSW to race in the exciting, uniquely-Australian event which offered excitement for all ages.
More than 5000 people lined Sanger Street eagerly to watch the races, perusing the Corowa Rotary Federation Markets, enjoying the children’s entertainment and the fine dining hospitality of many Sanger Street businesses.
Federation Council Team Leader of Community Development Amber Harvey said the day was a great success.
“Sanger Street was abuzz with locals and visitors who supported billy cart entrants as they raced towards the finish line,” she said.
“It is fantastic to see the event continue to grow each year and witness the smiling faces of the thousands who attend to support it.”
The Free Press spoke to the Libby Hamilton of Wallan who said she brings her family to Corowa every year to enjoy the racing action.
“The entire event is so well run and we all really enjoy coming over to Corowa during the Easter break and enjoying not only the racing on offer but different events held over the whole weekend,” she said.
“We always camp along the river with our friends and take out the boat, as well as take the kids to the Easter Egg Hunt at the RSL Park on Easter Sunday.
“The town offers so much and we will definitely be back again next year.”
The Australian Billy Cart Champions for 2017;
9 years and Under - 1st: Mitchell Minihan, 2nd: Koby Jones, 3rd: Beau Davis.
10-15 Years - 1st: Hunter, 2nd: Danae Davey- Milne, 3rd: Brock Millan.
Open Class 16 Years and Over - 1st: Graeme Smith, 2nd: Dean Colfs, 3rd: Peter Green.
All Schools Team Challenge Winner - Hazel Glen College driven by Mitchell Minihan.

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