Harrison’s cup

A HUGE holiday crowd witnessed Glenmaggie Cup winner Grant Harrison of Melton reaching speeds of 170 mph on his runs down the straight in his boat GP1 in perfect conditions at Lake Glenmaggie on Sunday.

Harrison won the cup for the third year in a row, winning the feature event from Bud Light, driven by former cup winner Paul Eade, with Dragula, driven by Natasha Heffernan, finishing in third place.

Visitors from all over the state flocked to Lake Glenmaggie in family groups, taking full advantage of the viewing spots on the well grassed lawns and enjoying the 31 race program, with drivers in all classes giving spectators a thrill.

Event publicity officer Peter Lee said he was thrilled with the crowd and the support from Wellington Shire Council and local business, who help stage such an outstanding sporting event.

Villian, driven by Mike Wall from Wallan, won the Daryl Hamilton Memorial from All Fired Up, driven by Russell Jones and Nova, driven by Nigel Deveney.

Deveney, who was close to the leaders in the feature events, broke through for a win in the Alan Hore Memorial, winning from Melody, driven by Nigel Fitzpatrick and Bite Me, driven by Dean Gleeson.

Eade won the open outboard event from Kris Oakley and Brad Holland, driving Sparken.

Jim Beaty, driving Raider, won the five litre class from Longford driver Wayne Smit, driving Victory, with Fitzpatrick in third place.