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NIKOLAS KARANOVIC race to the finish line. “In the second round it was the same sort of thing; really all of the racing over the weekend was really close and competitive. Coming into the final I had to chase my opponent Steve all the way to the finish line, it was a good race! “Alice Springs is always a great track and it was awesome all weekend, I can’t fault the track or the running of the event, it was amazing. My thanks goes to all of the great people, volunteers, ANDRA and everyone who puts in their time and effort to make the event what it is. “I also have to thank my mum and dad, my sister Carmine, Gawler Mechanical, Wayne Cleaning Systems, Fresh Fruit For You, Michael Jennings, Mike Braun from The Coffee Barun, all of the people we travelled with and also all of the racers for making the event what it was.” ADAM MUNDY MODIFIED WINNER, DESERT NATIONALS “The Desert Nationals was a fantastic weekend. The car was on-song all weekend and I managed to pull some very good lights too – some double zeros and a triple- zero in the last round of qualifying too,” Mundy enthused. “In the first round I had a bye with a last minute withdrawal by Dave Hutchen, and then I was up against Jess Voigt and we both broke out – but luckily I broke out less! ADAM MUNDY “The track was getting better and better all day, I was even able to up my launch as the track was that sticky I didn’t get any wheelspin. “In the final it was side by side over the line and neither Simon (Barlow) or I knew who won. When I found out it was me, I was over the moon as this is my first ANDRA Christmas Tree. MARK TATTINGHAM “I have to say a big thank you to my crew, my dad and crew chief Des Mundy, John Boundey, Leon and Lisa Davies for all of their help and Steve and Leanne Braggs for an awesome car and all of their assistance over the last 12 months. “Finally I have to say a big well done to ANDRA and everyone at Alice Springs Dragway, what an awesome weekend! I am still floating!” THEO KARAMANIDIS For full results from Nitro Up North and the Desert Nationals, please click here. I mage credits (Mundy and Karanovic): Image credits (Voigt, Tattingham and Karamanidis): HighRPM JESS VOIGT