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    ALTHOUGH it’s mathematically possible for her to be beaten, Sheree Tomlinson will head into tonight’s final round with what appears to be an unassailable... Championship title all but decided
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    ALTHOUGH it’s mathematically possible for her to be beaten, Sheree Tomlinson will head into tonight’s final round with what appears to be an unassailable lead.

    Representing New Zealand’s South Island, Tomlinson sits comfortably at the top of the points table in her quest to claim the Australasian Young Drivers’ Championship.

    After two rounds – comprising six heats – Tomlinson has accrued 75 points, with her Kiwi team mate, Alicia Harrison, the closest threat on 43.

    Tomlinson’s tally was made possible via three wins, a second and a third.

    Only a disaster will prevent Tomlinson from securing the title at Albion Park.

    “It’s been an exciting couple of days,” Tomlinson said. “I feel so fortunate to be in the position I am in.

    “Anything can happen in racing and everyone still has a chance of winning the Championship.

    “There are a few with some nice drives tonight, such as Nathan Dawson (Queensland), so I will have to hope for the best.”

    Having enjoyed no luck so far, another New Zealander – Ben Butcher – is a chance of registering a win in the opening heat.

    Butcher will partner Days End from barrier three, with trainer Melanie Elder stating earlier in the week the son of Dawn Ofa New Day will benefit from the drop in class.

    Should Butcher emerge triumphant it will all but guarantee Tomlinson victory.

    “I can just hope for the best,” Tomlinson said. “Overall it has been a wonderful experience with a great bunch of people.

    “Racing Queensland has done a really good job for us and we can’t thank the trainers enough for their support as they have made sure we’ve had full fields so no one has missed a drive in any of the heats.”

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