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.