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Rosenberg Machinery Group Holdings
has partnered with two-time World
Series sprintcar champion James
McFadden and local charge Brad Keller
as it strives for success in the upcoming
Commencing on December 26 at
Speedway City in Virginia, the World Series
sprintcar season spans 13 rounds across five
states before concluding in late February.
Last season RMGH, run by Nathan
Rosenberg and his father James, partnered
with Strathalbyn driver Daniel Pestka, who
finished ninth overall.
However, Pestka has opted to race only
in the local Victorian series this summer,
meaning the group needed another team to
McFadden, who placed third in the
World Series last season, seemed like the
"He's very, very experienced; he's a
two-time Australian champion -- he's well
credentialled," RMGH marketing manager
Nathan Rosenberg said.
"We wanted to continue to run World
Series sprint cars and, obviously, James had
that same thought process...it's just been a
really good professional fit at the end of the
"A lot of young kids can drive, there's
no doubt about that, but what James
does out of the car with his professionalism
is second to none."
Outside of the business, James Rosenberg
has a long and successful background in
motor racing, both as a driver, most notably
in the South Australian sports sedan circuit,
and also a team owner.
He is currently a licence-holder of the V8
supercar that Nick Percat piloted to a third-
placed finish at this year's Bathurst 1000,
and in recent years has supported fellow
supercar driver Tim Slade.
For the World Series the Rosenberg's
will also have the services of Gawler's Brad
Keller, who will be racing his number 19
car against McFadden's iconic number 25,
despite both drivers sporting the RMGH
"We're basically competitors on the track,
but will be running the same signage; the
cars are quite different looking," Keller said.
"But it's nice to see him up the front for
James (Rosenberg) as well."
The 27-year-old, who finished 17th
overall in the World Series and fourth
(behind third-placed McFadden) in the
annual Speek Week mini-series, will be out
to improve on last season's finish.
"We'd like to finish in the top three at
Speed Week and try and win a round,"
"We had a second and a fourth last year
but never won one."
With RMGH in support, Keller remains
optimistic about the racing ahead.
"I really enjoy the World Series stuff,"
"I like the format of the racing and to
have their company on board, it's exciting
times for us."
Page 8 "THE BUNYIP" GAWLER, SPORT, Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Sprinting for success
Swim club supreme
THE Gawler Amateur Swimming
Club reined supreme in its first
carnival for the 2014/15 season,
finishing the clear winner over
nine other participating clubs on
Ninety swimmers from the
Gawler, Barossa, Riverland and
Adelaide's outer southern suburbs
flocked to the club, in near perfect
conditions, to compete.
Gawler dominated the pool to
finish with 994 points for the day, a
massive 424 points ahead of second-
placed Clare Amateur Swimming
The occasion started on a sombre
note, with the club holding a min-
ute's silence for the late cricketer Phil
Gawler swimmers Shannon Wil-
lis and Makayla Docherty placed a
cricket bat, cap and Australian flag at
the podium as a mark of respect for
the fallen sportsman, which remained
in place for the rest of the day.
A highlight of the day was Gawl-
er's medley relay team of Megan
Dawes, Tiffani Graham, Eliot Long
and Nicholas Cash winning the
fabled Bunyip Shield, which was pre-
sented by GASC patron Dr Bruce
The team finished the 200m
medley in a time of 2.17.36, sev-
en seconds ahead of Onkaparinga
Swimming Club with STARplex a
further four seconds away third.
OVERALL RESULTS: Gawler 994,
Clare Amateur Swimming Club
570, STARplex 421, Onkaparinga
Swimming Club 376, LeFevre Portside
117, Playford Aquatic Club 107,
Murray Bridge Swimming Club 105,
Clovercrest 45, Mountain Pool 38,
Norwood Swimming Club 28.
JOCKEY Shayne Cahill excelled
at the Gawler racecourse last
Wednesday, landing back-to-back
winners on a day where only one
race favourite was successful.
Cahill had to wait until race seven
to score a win, guiding the David
Jolly-trained Tequila Red to victory in
the 1111m class one handicap.
The $4.40 shot charged home to se-
cure a long-neck win over trainer John
Hickmott's Ash Road ($12), with
Scavenger ($4.80) finishing third.
Cahill then notched his second
consecutive win by piloting
Strathalbyn trainer Scott Trenowden's
Cosmic Kheleyf to success in race
eight's 1111m class one handicap.
The $4.20 chance powered home
to beat the Ryan Balfour-trained
Ardere ($7.50), with Wild Run
($4.40) being a farther nose away
third for local trainer Gary Searle.
Jockey Jason Holder also notched
two wins for the meet, with his
first coming in race three's 1111m
maiden plate aboard Lloyd Kennewell's
The $7.20 outside favourite came
from the rear of the field to defeat
the John O'loughlin-prepared Jessie's
Own ($6.50), with Sparkling Vixen
($3.90) placing third.
Holder's second win came two races
later, when he guided trainer Mick
Huxtable's $3.20 favourite Not a
Zerprise to victory in the 2122m
Matthew Neilson rode the
Gordon Richards-trained Artful
Dodger ($4.40) to second, with the
top weight Ditched ($5.50) filling
Jockey Dom Tourneur's day started
well when he rode Alborbrown to a
two-and-a-quarter-length win in race
one's 2122m maiden plate.
Trained by John Hyam, Alborbrown
($6) came from the rear to overrun
the Marilyn Smith-trained Khazneh
($14), with Kennewell's $2 favourite
Montoyas coming in third.
John Hickmott's long shot Chosen
Friend came from last place to win
the 1511m maiden plate, much to the
dismay of punters.
Ridden by Jordan Frew,
Chosen Friend ($41) charged home to
record a short-half-head win over the
Balfour-prepared Sebring Magic
($6.50) with Tolago Man ($3.20)
filling the minor place.
In its first start Written Birch,
trained by Andrew Dillon, was too
good for his rivals when he scored a
half-length win in race four's 1111m
Piloted by Patterson, the $4.60 son
of Written Tycoon came from a bet-
ter-than-midfield position to beat the
Peter Moody-prepared Princess Costa
($15) with $1.50 favourite Innovative
Jill finishing a nose-away third.
Long-time racing identity, and Alice
Springs-based trainer, Norm Bracken
scored a rare Adelaide win when his
charge Harreb's Time scored a neck
win in race six's 1211m three-year-old
Ridden by Ben Hoppo, Harreb's
Time ($26) was on the pace and
beat Isles of Wonder ($6) for trainer
Daniel Clarken, with Trentpark ($9)
Morphettville trainer Peter Blanch,
and jockey Todd Pannell, brought a
good day of racing to a close when
Tidy Prophet was a neck winner of
the 1511m 0-58 handicap.
Coming off a last-start sixth, Tidy
Prophet ($6.50) came from well
back and beat Tony McEvoy's $4.20
favourite Hail Maher with Chester
Downs ($9) another two-lengths-
back to back
Gawler Amateur Swimming Club's Megan Dawes, Eliot Long, Ti ani Graham and Nick Cash stand atop the
podium, anked by the Onkaparinga (left) and STARplex (right) swimming clubs, after winning the Bunyip
Shield on Saturday. INSET: Gawler Amateur Swimming Club's Sydney Pick launches into the pool to begin the
mixed under-13 breaststroke handicap during Saturday's carnival.
PHOTOS: Alec Urquhart
Gawler's Laura Dawes swims
hard during the mixed 200m
freestyle event on Saturday.
Rosenberg Machinery Group Holdings' Nathan
Rosenberg (right) is excited to partner with local
sprintcar driver Brad Keller for the upcoming World
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
ABOVE: Rosenberg Machinery Group
Holdings has partnered with two-time
World Series sprintcar champion James
McFadden for the 2014/15 season.
PHOTO: Supplied by sportingscribe.com
BELOW: Sprintcar driver Brad Keller in
action earlier in the year.PHOTO: Supplied
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