Stayupright Supermoto Qld Championships round 2 at Mareeba

August 6 & 7 marks Round 2 of the Stay Upright Queensland Supermoto Titles held at Mareeba’s Mako Track. The Far North Queensland Road Racing Club will host the round on a extended dirt section built for this round,The mako track is 1305m  track and a 275m dirt section,the dirt section was designed by local rider Justin Schuberg and Townsville rider Ross Taylor.

The is a great event for the FNQ Road Racing Club with some of the best Supermoto riders in the country competing,including  Ross Taylor,Pete Smith Tom Gardiner who are in the top three in the Australian championships in there class.This will be a awesome event with supermoto flourishing in the region.

For those unaware super moto is a mixture motor x and road racing alternating between dirt and road

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Fnq Road Racing Johnny Moses Memorial One hour

Sunday was Far Norths Road Racing clubs Johnny Moses memorial one hour enduro race.

Each team must have a rider change no more than forty minutes but no less than twenty.

Dave Penna forma 250 Queensland champion took an early lead in the first session,but due to a safety vehicle after a coming together with new boy Doug King and Brad wright,had other riders catch up.

Some good riding by Dean edmonds saw him and NIc Niks take the title.

Fastest lap by Dave Penna with a lap time of  108.122

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Leukaemia Foundation Cairns IGA Race Day

 

Saturday was the Leukaemia Foundation Cairns race day at Cannon Park.

Was a great day of racing but more importantly was a awesome day of fundraising, Bernie McKean did a awesome job organising and running the event.

Stu Allen photography was there to cover the event as well as  running a portaight statiion for revellers.

In the Auction there were some amazing pieces a signed Colingwood jersey from the Grand final raised $10000 signed Eric Clapton signed guitar,Mark Webber signed shirt  to name but a few.

In total the foundation raised just over $73000 great Job everyone involved A huge thank you to IGA for there supporting this event.

Bernie giving a great speech.

Winner of “fashion on the field” Ally Blanco

 

How close was that.

 

The winner by two lengths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tas 7`s Rugby tournament.

The second annual TAS Northern Sevens Rugby Tournament was held on Friday 15 April at Barlow Park.  Sixteen teams competed from seven schools, including two teams from Nhulunbuy High School in the Northern Territory, two teams from Townsville and another from Port Douglas.

In the finals, Port Douglas defeated TAS for the Mark Peters Lawyers U12 Shield.   St Augustine’s narrowly beat William Ross SHS for the Forty Winks Cairns U14 Shield.  In the U16 division, St Augustine’s defeated Nhulunbuy High School for the U16 Cairns Old Crocs Shield.  In the U18 round games TAS had lost only one game, having beaten both St Augustine’s College and Woree SHS.  TAS went on to beat St Augustine’s in a spectacular semi-final clash, only to be beaten in the grand final by a very polished team from Nhulunbuy High School, East Arnhem Land.

 

 

 

 

Making of a 500 f4 lens

The making of a 500 F4.

Here’s an interesting three-part series that shows the creation of a Canon 500mm f/4.0L IS lens. It’s a neat look at the guts of glass, and an opportunity to see how exactly the various components of a lens are created and put together.

You get to see the entire process, starting with raw materials and ending with the finished, $8,000-$9000 lens.

Seeing how fine-tuned many of the steps in the process have to be, it’s no wonder these lenses can end up costing as much as a car.

 

 

 

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Far North Road Racing round 1

Road racing  back at the Mako track in Mareeba on sunday with round one of the FNQ road racing series.

Weather was scorching,was good to see some new faces,and some great racing.

Retiree Greg Jentikoff had a great showing in formula 3 with three seconds and a third, While  Allain King took all the wins! as he did in the Formula rr and new Boy Billy Smith took all the seconds in Formula rr and a win in 250 production.

Great start Billy!!! Other New boys Damien Caelli and Doug King both showed a lot of Potential in the 250`s

Billy showing some good form on his first outing.

 

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World Greatest Shave 2011

Last Weekend was The start of the Leukaemia Foundation Worlds Greatest Shave Stu Allen photography is a proud supporter of  Leukaemia Foundation in Cairns.

World’s Greatest Shave is a fantastic event that has been running since 1999.

It is something fun to be involved in, but it is a great cause  to help the 2,000 Queenslanders diagnosed annually with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder.

There were heart warming stories and some great people who had put t there heart and soul in fundraising for Leukaemia Foundation in Cairns.

Katy Hoffmeister 13 from St Andrews Catholic Collage in Redlynch raised as of Saturday morning $2800.00

Stefan Salons flew her brother up from Brisbane to shave her to make it a family affair, and Dad shaved his head and his mow off.

 

 

 

 

 

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World Super Bikes,Philip Island

The 2011 World Super bike season kicked off in great fashion for Ducati and Carlos Checa with a double win

has dominated the opening two races of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island.

The Spaniard rode his Ducati to perfection, kicking off the 2011 season in dominant fashion.

In Race 1, Checa took the lead from Eugene Laverty (Yamaha) on Lap 3 and steadily pulled out to an unchallenged four second lead over reigning champ Max Biaggi.

The podium was completed by Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad) who held off both Yamaha World Superbike Team riders Laverty and Marco Melandri.

Laverty continually came off second best during his race long scrap with his team-mate, before brilliantly beating the MotoGP refugee off the final corner to steal the final podium place.

Race 2’s one-two result was the same as Race 1, with Checa leading home Biaggi.

While Checa cleared off, Biaggi held off an eager effort from Melandri, who after the race was visibly delighted with his first weekend as a World Superbike rider.

Jonathan Rea (Castrol Honda) emerged from a battering and bruising weekend with a fourth place in Race 2, after falling back with a big mistake at Honda Corner in Race 1.

Rea finished ahead of the two Leons, Haslam (BMW Motorrad) and Camier (Aprilia Alitalia).

It was a tough day for the Aussies. Troy Corser finished with the best race result, finishing 10th in Race 1. The former World Champion ran in the top three early in Race 2, but ran down the escape road at Honda Corner

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Reds beat Crusaders at Barlow Park,Cairns

A festeval of rugby covered by Stu Allen photography in Cairns.

Opening game was School boy game game Tas V st Augustines with Tas just getting over the line,

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Queensland Floods

What a devastating time in south east queensland with the aim of raising some much needed cash for the queensland fund.

Stu Allen photography is offering Shoots limited numbers available all net profit will go to the fund.

Stay safe in SE QLD and NSW borders our hearts and preyers go out to all affected.

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