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2014 Race Results

Devils Apprentice has won the 2014 Billycart Classic in the Pro Class, with a time of 6:08, driven by Luke Cantrell and Paul Kucera. Phillip “Sav” Saville and Michael “Fish” Cole came second with their time of 7:29, in SAVISH.

The Open Class was won by Tony Madden and Jenny’s cart Bessie (8:38), with second going to Rod Bird and Cameron Pharoh in Rusty (9:54).

The  Hard Luck Trophy this year went to Russell and Matt in Hastings Diesel, after a wheel fell off half way down the mountain!

Spectators also had quite a laugh watching a display of motorised esky racing, which was won convincingly by “Marilyn Monroe”!

    2014 Race Date

    Organisers of the Beechwood Billycart Classic have announced the date for the next race:

    Sunday, 16th Nov 2014

    Fun starts from 9am
    Road Closed 11:00am to 12:30pm
    Kids race starts just after 11:00am followed by the main race.

    Note it in your calendar now as it’s a day not to be missed! Further information such as Rules and Entry Forms will be posted here soon.

    As the Billycart Classic is a major fund raising event for the local community – proceeds go to the Beechwood Recreation Reserve Trust – it relies on volunteers, and we need a few more to help out!

    WANTED

    Organising Committee Volunteers

    Please contact:

    Jeff Rogers
    President/Treasurer
    Beechwood Recreation Reserve Trust
    PO Box 510 WAUCHOPE NSW 2446
    jrogers AT midcoast DOT com DOT au
    0412 030 032

      2013 Race Date

      Organisers of the Beechwood Billycart Classic have announced the date for the next race:

      Sunday, 17th Nov 2013

      Fun starts from 9am
      Road Closed 11:00am to 12:30pm
      Kids race starts just after 11:00am followed by the main race.

      Note it in your calendar now as it’s a day not to be missed! Further information such as Rules and Entry Forms will be posted here soon.

      As the Billycart Classic is a major fund raising event for the local community – proceeds go to the Beechwood Recreation Reserve Trust – it relies on volunteers, and we need a few more to help out!

      WANTED

      Organising Committee Volunteers

      Please contact:

      Jeff Rogers
      President/Treasurer
      Beechwood Recreation Reserve Trust
      PO Box 510 WAUCHOPE NSW 2446
      jrogers AT midcoast DOT com DOT au
      0412 030 032

        2012 Race Results

        Dark Horse has won the 2012 Billycart Classic in the Pro Class, with a new Race Record time of 5:39. Stephen and Robert Johnson beat the previous Record of 5:48, which they themselves set in 2010, by 9 seconds.

        Hot on their heels, Nathan Madden and Todd Miller in their new cart Devil’s Apprentice claimed second place, with last year’s winner What Tha, driven by Paul Kucera and James Lynch, grabbing third.

        In the 4 Wheeler Class, Justin Bartlett and Michael Hodges in their beautifully prepared cart Wild Billy took the honours, followed by David Miante and Ian Wright’s Pomante.

        BDMs has again won the Open Class, driven by Ben Moylan and Robert Horne, with Matt Bird and Tom Sherd’s Rusty taking second, followed by Ballistic driven by Michael Ebbs and Stephen Cook.

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          200x(?) Beechwood Billycart Classic

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            2012 Draw

            Grid Position Driver / Co-Driver Cart Name / Sponsor Class
            1 Justin Bartlett
            Michael Hodges
            Wild Billy
            Wildfire Tattoo
            B
            2 Ben Moylan
            Robert Horne
            BDMs
            BDM Heavy Vehicles Repairs
            A
            3 Michael Ebbs
            Stephen Cook
            Ballistic A
            4 Matt Bird
            Tom Sherd
            Rusty
            Country Security Solutions
            A
            5 Bo McCudden
            Rebecca Phillpott
            B1 & B2 A
            6 David Reeves
            Rod Cant
            Eris
            Mark’s Gyprock Plastering
            A
            7 David Miante
            Ian ‘Pom’ Wright
            Pomante
            Ian Wright Excavations & A1 Chippy
            B
            8 Barrie Phillpott
            Wayne Walker
            On Fire
            Mark’s Gyprock Plastering
            A
            9 Mark Ennor
            Phil Baker
            Lowrider
            Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding & Sawcut
            C
            10 Tony Madden
            Luke Parkes
            Bessie
            Hastings Valley Sheds
            C
            11 Max Hugen
            Jamie Wall
            Mad Max
            JTS Automotive & Max Hugen
            C
            12 Robert Johnson
            Stephen Johnson
            Dark Horse
            Johnson Family Homes & Tidemaster Jetties Port Macquarie
            C
            13 Phillip Saville
            Simon Rogers
            Savish II
            Bago Real Estate
            C
            14 Paul Kucera
            James Lynch
            What Tha C
            15 Nathan Madden
            Todd Miller
            Devil’s Apprentice
            Bennet’s Steel, Abstract Plastics & Hastings Valley Sheds
            C
            16 Toby O’Brien
            Shane Gresham
            Good To Go
            Go Property Services
            C

              2012 Entry Form

              The Rules and Entry Form for the Beechwood Billycart Classic 2012 is now available here

                2011 Race Winner Video

                Paul Kucera and Luke Cantrell in their hot billycart What Tha won the 2011 Beechwood Billycart Classic in exactly 6 minutes.

                They captured their ride with an onboard video camera, as they careered down the mountain at speeds exceeding 100kph in one section.

                Enjoy!

                  Lowrider - A Hot Contender

                  After Bob & Steve Johnson blitzed the 2010 race in Dark Horse with a record time of 5:48, competition for the 2011 titles certainly hotted up! Whilst 2011 didn’t have the favourable winds like the year before – so no records broken – there were tremendous leaps forward by several teams. Second place, with a fantastic time of 6:17, was “Lowrider“, sponsored by Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding & Sawcut.

                  Sharing some of their experiences, driver Mark Ennor and co-driver Phil ‘Mudge’ Baker commented:

                  “Lowrider was purchased last year, stripped down and nearly completely rebuilt. We kept the nose shape, internal wheel arches and basic bottom skeleton.

                  “We lowered it and narrowed the overall width, fully enclosed it, and added a few other ‘secret’ enhancements!

                  “We had just one practice run, a standing start from the top of Fuzz’s Hill (Frazer’s Hill), then came race day…it was the very first time we ran it from the top.

                  “Mudge pushed us off down the hill, not really knowing how she was going to handle, Lowrider took the hairpin easily at 51kmph. That was it…Mark’s feet were kept far from the brakes and just let it roll, we hurtled through ‘Hell’s corner’ (just hanging on to it!) hitting the top of Fuzz’s hill at 81kmph, we then hit a top speed of 97.5kmph, and rolled over ‘Brombin Hill’ at 41 kmph (a point in the race where all but the top four carts have to get out and push!).

                  “The first time Mudge stepped out to push was at the end of ‘Heartbreak Hill’ near the church, where he did several skates, and we rolled to the finish line in 2nd place but with the 4th fastest time in the race’s 32 year history – 6 mins 17 secs…gotta be happy with that for a maiden run! Can’t wait for next year….”

                  [Ed: neither can we!]

                    2011 Race Results

                    What Tha
                    With some fierce competition in the Pro Class, Luke Cantrell and Paul Kucera repeated their 2008 performance by winning the 2011 Billycart Classic in What Tha, with a time of exactly 6 minutes.

                    Mark Ennor and Phil Baker in Lowrider claimed second place, just pipping last year’s winner, Robert and Stephen Johnson’s Dark Horse which came third.

                    BDM Heavy Vehicles, driven by Ben Moylan and Shane Gresham, won the Open Class, with Tom Sherd and Ashleigh Bird’s The Love Cart taking second, followed by On Fire driven by Barrie and Matthew Phillpott.

                    In the 4 Wheeler Class, Ian Wright and David Miante in Pom To The Max took the honours, followed by Colin and Craig Louwen’s M’Bah Express. The Ladies Winner went to Wii Not Fit, driven by Rhianon Rogers and Rachael Clarke.

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