Our National Championship slipped out of our firm grasp in the final race of the season being the 90 Mile Beach king of the cape. From the start we had trouble with the engine not starting the spinning a bush in the propeller putting us a good ten minutes behind the field from the start. Our problems only got worse with a total gear box failure 5km from the top causing the whole prop housing, propeller and shaft to exit out the rear of the boat at 80kph! There was the end our National championship but also the end to a great season of racing with some great mates.
National Placings for 2012
1st - Smuggler marine (170 points)
2nd - Incon (159 points)
3rd - Loaded ( 126points)
For full points table go to : http://www.thundercatracing.co.nz/index.php/ps_alias/nationals