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2012 Easter Sales Yard

Saturday 7th April saw the annual running of the Saleyards Dash by the Bendigo Car Club. This year the club was lucky to have a number of sponsors come on board for the event, these being Innes Motors Honda and Subaru, Auto Addiction Bendigo, Krutop Media Productions and Castrol Oils. As a result the event was largely advertised with an advertising budget available with advertising both on television, as well as local papers and flyers distributed to various business houses in the Bendigo Area. This saw a record number of entries as word quickly spread with a field of just over 70.
There were a total of 7 tests in all on the day, these being demonstrated to all the competitors before each run by the course car, a new Subaru XV supplied by Innes Motors. Racing was close all day with the specials setting the best times but the sedans occassionally sneaking in a quick time and taking the best run for that course. At the end of the day, the specials had managed to hold their own and take out the top places. A trophy presentation followed immediately after the event with awards being presented as follows:

1st Outright and Class D - Michael Exell, Honda Special
2nd Outright - Aaron Wuillemin, W-003 Special
3rd Ouright - Blair Jones, Toyota Special

1st Bendigo Car Club member - John Hardiman, WRX
1st Class A and 1st Lady - Marlene Nixon, Nissan March
1st Class B - Damien Wilson, Datsun 180B
1st Class C - Duncan Sides, Datsun 260Z
1st Junior - Kian Heagney, Hyundai Excel

A very popular award amongst the officials of the meeting and decided by the organising committee was the "Official of the meet" - Michael Elvey. Mick went above and beyond with his help during this event and it was much appreciated by the Club.
The Club and the Organising Committee would like to thank all the Competitors and Officials for making the event such as success. We will be back again next year and hope to make the event bigger and better next time around and look forward to seeing you all at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange next Easter. A very big thanks again to our sponsors.