Kapi-Mana News : February 5th 2013
53 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 5, 2013 SPORT Speed racer: Rianna O'Meara-Hunt puts the pedal down during her final at Kaitoke on January 27. Photo: PETE McDONALD She's flying By KRIS DANDO Rianna O'Meara-Hunt is flying the flag for the girls in her kart- racing class. The Whitby 11-year-old is in her first season of the junior restricted 100cc Yamaha class, after 18 months in the cadet ranks. She has a way to go, dad Martin says, but can only improve after a ninth-place finish in the final of the CIK Trophy event at Kaitoke last month. She was nervous at the begin- ning of the weekend [January 26-27] but by the end you could see Rianna had found a lot more confidence,'' he said. Through each of the races she was always further forward on the grid.'' O'Meara-Hunt had two qualify- ing sessions and three heats on the Saturday before a pre-final and final on the Sunday. It is all great experience in the kart, against older drivers, Martin says. They wanted a top-10 finish and that's what O'Meara-Hunt achieved, and she absolutely loves'' beating the boys. This year her focus will be on the nationals at the end of March, and the North Island champs in October. Both are in Kaitoke, a fantastic venue for this region's kart-racers, Martin says. In other classes, Takapu Valley sisters Maddy and Ashleigh Stewart came 13th and 19th respectively in the junior 100cc Yamaha final, while Brent Melhop from Tawa was ninth in the 125cc Rotax Max Light final. The meet attracted more than 100 entries across all classes and highlights will be shown on TV3 on March 31 and April 28 at 3pm. Sevens style on display Portuguese power play: Nuno Guedes impressed at a Portugal versus New Zealand Sevens training match at Porirua Park last Wednesday. Crowd favourite: All Black Sevens star Lote Raikabula showed what he's madeofata training match against Portugal at Porirua Park last Wednesday. Porirua got a touch of sevens magic last Wednesday, with the All Blacks playing Portugal in a training match at Porirua Park. About 50 fans turned up to the morning match, watching the teams face off and getting auto- graphs. New Zealand comfortably beat Portugal five tries to three, with favourite Lote Raikabula showing good form and newly selected Rocky Khan commanding plenty of play. Khan and fellow new cap Gillies Kaka joined a squad hoping to secure a third successive title at the Westpac Stadium over the weekend, but ran into a white hot Kenyan side in the semifinal, losing 19-14. The Kenyans faced England in the final and lost 24-19. It was England's second Wellington title. New Zealand still holds a com- fortable lead in the World Sevens standings, on 77 points, ahead of Kenya (56), Samoa (54) and Fiji, France and South Africa (51). 472 HIGH STREET, LOWER HUTT www.maxmotors.co.nz 04 569 4488 MAX 0274 486-198 OUTSIDE WGTN: 0800 MAXCARS 0800 629 227 Payment based on 48 months & $500 Deposit. Lending Criteria Apply. All cars come with 30 days' complete cover IT'S BETTER BY FAR TO BUY A MAX MOTORS CAR $8,980 ONLY 2001 Honda Stream 1700cc, Auto, 7 Seater, ABS, Airbags $67pw $9,980 ONLY $59pw 2002 Nissan Sunny 1500cc, Auto, A/C, Airbags, BE QUICK!! $6,980 ONLY $99pw ONLY $14,980 2006 Mazda 6 Sport 2300cc, Auto, Leather, Alloys, BE QUICK!! $79pw $11,980 ONLY $13,980 2007 Holden Commodore VE 3600cc, Alloys, ABS, Airbags, BE QUICK From $80pw ONLY 2005 Mazda Axela Auto, ABS, Airbag. A/C $9,980 ONLY $5,980 ONLY $67pw $40pw $10,980 $74pw ONLY 2005 Mitsubishi Gradis Sport 2400cc, Alloys,Camera Assist,Bodykit. SIMPLY SPECTACULAR!! $74pw $10,980 ONLY $67pw $8,980 2004 Nissan Pulsar Hatch 1800CC, NZ NEW, ABS, AIRBAGS, A/C, CHECK THIS ONLY $7,980 Finance Available 1998 Mazda MX-5 1800cc, Auto, Alloys, ABS, Airbags. SPECTACULAR!! ONLY $52pw $7,980 L 2004 Ford Falcon XT Alloys, ABS, Airbags, A/C, Cruize Control, CD. SPETACULAR!! $59pw ONLY $79pw $11,980 ONLY 2001 Toyota Rav4 Manual, NZ New, A/C, Alloys, ABS, Airbags. WOW!! $126pw ONLY$18,980 ONLY $9,980 2001 Toyota Estima Aeras 8 Seater, Alloys, Bodykit, ABS, Airbags. EXCEPTIONAL!! $67pw $14,980 ONLY $99pw $45pw 2000 Mazda Bounty D/cab 2500cc, Diesel Turbo, Manual, Alloys. SPECTACULAR PRICE!! $8,980 2003 Holden Commodore Auto, Alloys, Spoiler, ABS, Airbags. AMAZING!! 2006 Suzuki Swift 1300cc, Auto, ABS, Airbags, CHECK THIS OUT 2004 Ford Falcon XR6 Alloys, Spoiler, ABS, Airbags, CHECK THIS OUT! 2003 Holden Commodore SS Manual, 5700cc, Alloys, Spoiler, ABS, DON'T MISS THIS 2000 Ford Festiva 5 Door, Auto, Only 30,000kms, 1 Owner, Amazing 5149150AA 2003 Volkswagon Cabriolet Convertable 2000cc, Auto, Alloys. BEAUTIFUL!!
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