Sport

Craig's saloon rescue mission

IT was a first-class rescue mission for saloon car racer Craig Campbell and his team at the Sandown in Victoria at round nine of the Shannon's National Championships over the weekend.

Things were looking positive for the Gympie racer after his first races on Friday, having placed fourth in qualifying, but Campbell's weekend of racing went downhill quickly after the gearbox in his Holden Commodore failed during a Friday afternoon practice run.

His team, including locals Snow and Shayne Hine and Kim Kempster, replaced the gearbox with a spare and while the replacement was a standard, it still managed to help Campbell to a fifth-place start for Saturday's main race.

He finished the race in seventh position but Campbell said Sunday's attempt was hindered by the state of the replacement gearbox.

Campbell finished the final round of the championships in 12th place and said, considering the issues encountered, the final result wasn't too bad.

"Sandown was a nice fast track, the way I like it."

He will now look to pursuing the 2013 Championships which should be in March.

"We'll be strong next season, we'll give it a good nudge," Campbell said.

Gympie Times



UPDATE: No injuries in Goomeri crash

Ambulance generic

PARAMEDICS attnded to a crash on the Burnett Highway at Goomeri

Cyclists, walkers face long magpie dive-bombing season

WATCH OUT: Magpie swooping season is here again. Photo: Scottie Simmonds/NewsMail

119 swoops already recorded this year in Queensland

Was that the last smack of winter?

Gympie temperatures plummeted over the weekend.

THE past two mornings proved winter is not going to leave us without making itself...

Latest deals and offers

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

That's a wrap: Gympie Muster celebrates 35 years in style

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at the Muster Club on Sunday August 28 at the Gympie Muster.

Country music festival blessed with great weather and bumper crowds

Julia and Sasha top The Block's leaderboard

Julia and Sasha in their winning master en-suite in a scene from The Block.

FIRST room reveals of the season deliver mixed results.

Muster fans disappointed after US comedian cuts show short

American country music comedian Rodney Carrington will play the Gympie Muster this weekend.

RODNEY Carrington performed about a third of his show last night.

What's on the small screen this week

Bella Frizza in a scene from the TV series Married At First Sight.

THE Block's $65,000 bathroom is revealed and strangers marry.

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa