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Dunedin man Guy Wilson holds the King of the Hill trophy he won during Sunday's third Black Gold...
Dunedin man Guy Wilson holds the King of the Hill trophy he won during Sunday's third Black Gold Off Your Trolley Derby in Kaitangata. On his left is Mike Jensen, also of Dunedin, who recorded the day's fastest speed of 67kmh.
Whites Rd was a battleground on Sunday, as competitors from Dunedin and all over Clutha contested the third Kaitangata Black Gold Off Your Trolley Derby.

Showing plenty of mettle, and proving their mechanical skills, twenty-four competitors aged between 4 and 56 years tore down the City Forests road in home-made trolleys in the quest to be named King of the Hill.

Spokeswoman for the event Michelle Ramsay said competitors and spectators attended an awesome day.

"The few downpours we had made the track more interesting, adding the slide factor and mud," Ms Ramsay said.

Guy Wilson, of Dunedin, was named King of the Hill.

He broke the record set in April by four seconds, clearing the 1.2km course in 1min 25sec.

Bob Scott Memorial Hill Climb champion Duncan McCrostie and Clutha deputy mayor Hamish Anderson had the difficult task of choosing awards for the most original and best presented trolley and driver.

Cody Murdoch won the most original trolley.

Camden Jacobs won best presented driver and trolley.

Fastest speed of the day, of 67kmh, was recorded by Mike Jensen.

Results: Nippers (2 to 7 years) Kori McDonald; Zoomers (8 to 12 years) Logan Morrell; Sprinters (13 to 15 years) Callum Deans; Rockets (16 years plus) Guy Wilson.


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