Nine Albany Soapbox Club competitiors impressive at Ross Burton championships

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Blake Condren, left, finished fourth in the junior competition.
Camera IconBlake Condren, left, finished fourth in the junior competition.

A total of nine Albany Soapbox Club competitors took part in the Ross Burton Perth Championships on Sunday and produced strong results.

In the top 12 shootout, seven of the nine drivers were eliminated leaving only brother and sister duo Tayissa and Blake Condren to represent Albany in the top four.

Tayissa and Blake finished a respectable fourth place in the senior and junior division respectively, with Blake being the youngest in the top four at the age of nine.

Tayissa had a load of fun and carnage on the final corner, blowing an extraordinary nine tyres throughout the day and having several crashes but she was able to set the fastest time of the day with 43.34sec.

She finished equal third on points but was relegated to fourth for senior championship on a countback.

Tayissa Condren, left, finished fourth in the senior competition.
Camera IconTayissa Condren, left, finished fourth in the senior competition.

In the senior division, Samantha Grixti finished in 12th but was able to beat her personal best for the Perth track.

Fiona Grixti was knocked out of the final six by Tayissa Condren and Aiden Hoffman while Chelsea Norton missed out by just 0.3sec.

Kobi Berger and Jacob Oborne made it through to the top nine in the junior division while Saleem McNaught was eliminated in the top nine by Blake Condren and Isaac Scarey by one second.

Christopher Oborne was eliminated in the top after being the surprise for the day, being one of the youngest to make the final six.

Albany Soapbox Club will be holding their champs on October 31.

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