Media Release – Mildura Ski Club, 26 February 2014
Mildura Ski Club has announced some exciting changes to the annual GTS Freight Management Mildura 100 Ski Race held over the Easter weekend. Already carrying the title of the world’s fastest Ski race it’s now going to occur side by side.
In what will be a spectacular change in format the expert classes on Sunday will all now start two at time from both the Mildura Ski Club site and Wicketts turn around point. Two Superclass teams will start every two minutes with the remaining expert class starting two away every minute. “Our competing teams have provided the drive for this change which will allow teams to further show their skills, and we also believe this will be a safer format” according to Mildura Ski Club President Geoff Thomson.
The Saturday afternoon Dash for Cash and Presidents Dash event will now be increased with a total of 40 teams competing for starting positions in the main race Sunday, previously only the “Superclass” was seeded. “Starting position for the Sunday expert event is crucial so spectators should expect competitive times from these teams” Mr Thomson said. Not only is a seeded position on offer, prize money has also been made available for the Presidents Dash.
Managing Director of major sponsor GTS Freight Management, Damien Matthews, who is also observer for reigning outright champion Hellrazor team, has welcomed the changes to the already popular event and believes that this will take the event to a new level of excitement for both spectators and competitors.
With huge entries at the Southern 80 and the Robinvale Euston 80 the Mildura Ski Club are expecting higher than normal entries. The event starts Good Friday with the Sandbar Show n Shine, Social Racing and the Dash for Cash on Saturday and the Expert classes on Sunday. Local participation in water ski racing is at unprecedented levels with at over 10 local teams expected to compete. Also appearing this year at the Mildura Ski Club site is the popular Ski Show.
Enquiries Geoff Thomson 0418 502618