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Cox leads Gundy Day 1
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Saturday, 17 August 2019
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The Albins ARB Goondiwindi 400 day one did not disappoint with a cracker field of 91 competitors taking to the 8km prologue track for their qualifying run.

Backing up their 2018 prologue results, Talbot Cox and Craig King #16 clocked in a 6:56.595 to top the time sheets heading into the Goondiwindi Tyres Service Top Ten Shoot Out ahead of 2018 prologue second place getter Troy Duff and Kevy Nott. Duff’s time of 07:04.195 just enough to put him ahead of Victorians Aaron James and Peter Luckraft #93.

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The New Zealand contingent of John Morgan and Grendon Midgley #54 were just 1.6 seconds off the pace of James to finish in fourth place with Clayton Chapman just 0.605seconds behind to round out the Albins ARB Goondiwindi 400 prologue top five.

As the Goondiwindi Tyre Service Top Ten Shootout results came in Talbot Cox #16 maintained pole position with Aaron James #93 moving up into second place with Troy Duff #124 dropping a position into third. John Morgan stayed in fourth while Aaron and Liz Haby chopped 9.724 seconds off their prologue time to finish in fifth place.

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Clayton Chapman #15 slotted into sixth place with Michael Collins #12 in seventh, Bryce Chapman #58 in eighth, Jason Richards #119 in ninth and Brent Martin #1 relegated to tenth after failing to start the Goondiwindi Tyre Service Top Ten Shootout with power steering issues.

Following the Goondiwindi Tyre Service Top Ten Shootout the field of 90 remaining teams headed out in Malapunyah Station and the surrounding 13 farms on the 80km loop track; well know and feared for the infamous melon holes, Bear Run and Malapunyah Run.

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Given the conditions, it was good to see 76 of the starters return to cross the finish line. While Cox and King #16 had a seemless run though the Queensland countryside, James #93 and Duff #124 were not as fortunate; torque converter issues and the lack of a rear wheel respectively ending both the front runners weekend.

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Michael Marson and Chris Colborne #32 put in a stellar run to move from 11th to finish in second ahead of Jason and Kristy Richards #119. Just 4 seconds off the pace of Richards was Bryce Chapman and Mitch Warren #58 with Michael and Jae Collins #12 rounding out the Albins ARB Goondiwindi 400 day one top five.

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