18 Tuesday May 9 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES WORLD STAGE: Jacob Douglas (front) has raced his way to Italy after claiming a national title last month. ON TOP: Jacob was dominant in Invercargill finishing more than four seconds ahead of his nearest rival. PHOTOS: RICHARD DIMMOCK Young kart racer dreams of formula one • By Gordon Findlater LINCOLN’S JACOB Douglas will take on the world’s best in October as he takes the next step in his dream of driving in formula one. Jacob, 11, started racing just three years ago and has now secured his spot at the International Rok Cup finals in Italy by dominating at the Kartsport NZ National Sprint Championships in Invercargill last month. He won the Vortex Mini ROK class, winning his heat races before going onto win the final by more than four seconds. “The competition was pretty stiff down there with a lot of good drivers,” said Jacob. He previously raced motorcycles but after spending a day at the track with his father in 2014 he decided it was time to sell the bike after finding his passion on four wheels. “We were hopeful that we SPORTS would win, we knew we had a fair chance and we had trained for all scenarios. Jacob had broken the lap record at the track only weeks before so we also knew we were fast,” said Jacob’s father Craig Douglas. Trained by Matthew Hamilton of WKS Kartstore and Tiffany Chittenden, Douglas is a boy who wants to go places. He lives and breathes motor racing and is passionate about making his mark on a world stage. Jacob trains at the KartSport Canterbury track on the corner of Carrs and Wigram Rds up to four times a week. His dedication to chasing the formula one dream even involves occasionally taking time out of school. “I don’t think they particularly like that but they’re quite supportive of my racing,” said Jacob. In Italy he will drive for the OTK Kart Group, whose former drivers include seven-time formula one world champion Michael Schumacher. In a country that punches above its weight in motorsport, Jacob Douglas is a name to watch out for. Not only does he have the technical skill to succeed, but the mental strength required to get to the top. A gemstone IN ROLLESTON Whether you want a night off cooking, are a couple looking for a date night option, a group of friends meeting for a catch-up drink or a family looking for a comfortable restaurant to enjoy a family meal – then Quartz in Rolleston is for you. The early bird special entices families to come in early and enjoy $5 kids’ meals when ordered before 6pm, which then provides a more ambient setting later on for couples or friends catching up. If you want to try a more convivial way to eat then eat put the entrée/sharing plates in the middle ‘tapas style’ with just some of the many delectable choices including southern style chicken, pan seared scallops, arancini risotto balls or sticky pork ribs. Or try the Quartz platter, popular for those wanting to enjoy a taste of some of the sharing plate options, and making the perfect accompaniment to a few drinks from the extensive menu of wine and beer. The Favourites menu includes traditional fare such as fish and chips, burgers, schnitzel or creamy chicken & bacon fettuccine. Popular mains include fish of the day, creamy garlic chicken breast, lamb shanks or pork belly, and delicious steak options. Special diets are also catered for, particularly gluten free diners, with a menu that clearly shows dietary options (and even a gluten free dedicated fryer). Children are well looked after too. Select a platter, roast or pasta, or the ‘Kids Plate’ where children (and parents) can build the perfect meal choosing from a selection of ‘treat’ or healthier options. Excited to be Rolleston’s ‘pre-concert venue’, Quartz offers its customers a new service. Pay just $50 and receive a $40 beverage and food voucher as well as return transport to and from concerts in town. Quartz also offers its own live music, with the talented local singer Lee Martin performing on the first Saturday of each month. Transport is also available for diners on any given night with our comfortable courtesy van. Quartz combined with The Rock bar right next door is the perfect choice for a fun, local night out. Enjoy your meal in Quartz, then head through to the Rock to enjoy live sports on big screens, or on Saturday night’s have a dance to a live band or DJ. Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day to a lunch or dinner at Quartz but ensure you book so you don’t miss out. All mothers dining will enjoy a free glass of Lindauer with their meal and Lee Martin will be playing live from 12pm to 2pm as an extra special treat. To find out more visit quartzrolleston. co.nz or like their Facebook page to get regular updates on what’s happening at Quartz. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram 82 Rolleston Drive, Rolleston | Phone 347 4192 www.quartzrolleston.co.nz
SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday May 9 2017 19 OPTIONS: Broadfield’s Georgie Batton looks to evade the defence of Lauren Robb (left) and Vanessa Robinson. CATCH THIS: Lincoln’s Charlene Porima feeds the ball into the shooting circle. BATTLE: Leah Zygmont (left), Leesa Anderson (centre) and Brittany Brown jostle for position on the court. Hair raising stuff IN FLIGHT: Lincoln’s Tyler Rollo takes the ball on the hop and surveys her options. PHOTOS: KAREN CASEY LINCOLN ONCE again look like the team to beat in the Selwyn Netball Centre Premier competition. Last year’s champions continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 52-43 win over Broadfield on Saturday. The loss was the first of the season for Broadfield who will now look to put themselves back in the hunt when they play top undefeated Greenpark at the weekend. Selwyn Netball Centre Premier round two results: Lincoln 52-43 Broadfield, Burnham 52-35 Southbridge, SPORTS Greenpark 49-32 Halswell Rugby League. Standings: Greenpark 8pts, 1; Lincoln 8pts, 2; Broadfield 4pts, 3; Southbridge 4pts, 4; Haslwell RL 0pts, 5; Burnham 0pts, 6. MotheR’s Day FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE* RRP $ 44! We’re giving away 50 pairs of Swarovski Elements earrings every day until Mother’s Day! 8–14 MAY 2017 Simply spend $50 or more at any participating store and the first 50 customers per day will receive a pair of earrings! HORNBY 409 Main South Road | OVER 50 STORES dress-smart.co.nz | RECEIPTS ARE ONLY VALID FOR ONE FREE GIFT ON THE DAY THE RECEIPT IS DATED. SUBJECT TO AVAILABLITY. dress-smart.co.nz *Terms and conditions apply. See in-store for details.