Pictured from left: Grant Bluett, Matt Crane, Grace Crane
During a season when the venues used for the ACT League races have been physically demanding and favouring the men, Grace Crane has been the standout female competitor as was proven on Sunday when she finished third behind Grant Bluett and her husband Matt, in race 8 at Collector Hill NSW, which is steep, rocky, and covered with fallen timber.
The top five points on corrected time in event 8 were
|Grant Bluett||0.8500||7 min 16.52 sec|
|Matthew Crane||0.9400||7 min 23.23 sec|
|Grace Crane||0.7680||7 min 52.95 sec|
|Tomas Krajca||1.0000||7 min 58.37 sec|
|Ryan Stocks||1.0000||8 min 38.04 sec|
Grant and Matt are locked at the top of the standings on 670 points from their best five scores from eight events, 16 points ahead of David Stocks. Grace is currently fourth in the overall standings on 644 points, but with venues with less demanding terrain to come on the program and two bonus-point events to end the series, she could move into the top three.
ACT League event 9 will be at Picaree Hill on 1 August 2021.