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Four Albany Soapbox Club drivers reach finals at Ross Burton Championships in Perth

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Albany drivers Jasmine Cobain, Saleem McNaught, Jacob Cobain, Christopher Oborne and Jacob Oborne.
Camera IconAlbany drivers Jasmine Cobain, Saleem McNaught, Jacob Cobain, Christopher Oborne and Jacob Oborne. Credit: Albany Soapbox Club

Drivers from the Albany Soapbox Club returned with strong results from the 2022 Ross Burton Championships in Perth on Sunday, September 25.

Five competitors made the trip to Perth and four reached the finals in a pleasing result.

Albany’s youngest competitor Jasmine Cobain was second in her group of the heats but was knocked out during the elimination round after making the final nine.

It was her second year competing in the championships.

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Jacob Cobain breezed through to finish in first place in his group of the heats.

He raced well throughout the elimination round to qualify for the final four.

Brothers Christopher and Jacob Oborne battled it out in group one of the juniors, with Christopher finished second behind his brother Jacob.

Both made it through the elimination round to qualify for the final four.

Jacob Oborne claimed the most points to win the WA Soapbox Association Junior trophy for 2022.

The first time a junior from Albany has claimed the outright honours since 2006.

The final four junior drivers were really evenly matched.

The podium ultimately went to young Perth driver Colt Burrows, followed by Jacob Oborne, Christopher Oborne and Jacob Cobain in that order.

Albany’s only senior member to make the trip this year was Saleem McNaught.

He started the day strongly taking out third place in group one of the seniors.

With a fair bit of competition from the Perth crew, McNaught finished third in the finals, behind Aiden Hoffman and Estelle Hoffman, with Thomas Barron rounding out the final four.

Albany Soapbox Club’s next meeting will be on Sunday, October 16 and spectators are welcome.

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