Saturday the 28th February turned out to be a very wet day and unfortunately the South Canterbury Finance 2009 Trolley Derby was cancelled.
96 drivers had registered to compete in 78 trolleys.
2009 Kids Design Challenge Winners
Nippers: Louis Rowell Williams with his design for a Submarine trolley.
Zoomers: Cassandra Cotton with Barelnator
Sprinters: Corbin Blackbourn with his design for The Inferno Dragon Racer.
After all the efforts of the drivers and supporters to get their trolleys ready for Derby Day, a replacement day of racing was organised in Marsden Valley on Sunday 5 April 2009. At 30 second intervals a single trolley made a run down Marsden Valley Road and raced gainst the clock to reach the finish line approximately 1.6km from the top.
Time Trial Results:
|1st||00:57||Tim Bayley||Redrak Racer III|
|2nd||00:58||Sam Laidlaw||Blue Bullet|
|3rd||00:59||Turhan Djemal||Berry Fast|
|4th||1:01||Gordon Dacombe||Spirit of Burt Monro|
|5th =||1:04||Liam King-Turner||RedRak Racer II|
|5th =||1:04||Gene Kennedy/Karl Mead||Gravity Sux|
|7th||1:08||Gary "The Stig" Mead||SCF - Tasman|
|8th =||1:09||Campbell Rollo||RBR|
|8th =||1:09||Mark "The Munter" Kerr||Tasman Bay Motors|
|10th=||1:10||Niko/Dave White||Phat 1|
|10th=||1:10||Random "The Bullet" Bush||Mike Pero|
|13th=||1:16||Jared "JJ" Williams||JJ Racer|
|13th=||1:16||Zack/Selena Coombes||Phat 2|
|13th=||1:16||Karli Djemal Whitfield||Flying Bandana|
|16th||1:21||Denis Gay||Ramset Rocket|
|17th||1:23||Mathew Rollo||Black Rod|
|18th||1:27||Nick "The Juice Man" Beard||Tasman Bay Ford Group|
|19th=||1:28||Al "The Slayer" Bowers||Hamish Fletcher Lawyers|
|19th=||1:28||Morgan Williams||Lightning Racer I|
|22nd||1:32||Morgan Frost||KCB Special|
|23rd||1:49||Greg "The Wharfie" Dyer||Port Nelson|
|24th||1:54||Ronan Stilwell||RJ Stilwell Racer|
SCF Cororate Challenge:
Thanks to those firms that joined in the fun with each business contributing $500 to The Child Cancer Foundation for use in the Nelson region.
|1st||1:08||Gary "The Stig" Mead||SCF - Tasman|
|2nd||1:09||Mark "The Munter" Kerr||Tasman Bay Motors|
|3rd||1:10||Random "The Bullet" Bush||SCF - Canterbury|
|4th||1:27||Nick "The Juice Man" Beard||Tasman Bay Food Group|
|5th||1:28||Al "The Slayer" Bowers||Hamish Fletcher Lawyers|
|6th||1:49||Greg "The Wharfie" Dyer||Port Nelson Limited|