A Stockinbingal farmer who drives race cars for a hobby came sixth in a new Sandown event.

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Updated September 24 2019 - 4:30pm, first published 3:00pm
Tim Berryman came sixth in the inaugural Sandown S5000 V8 open wheeler category. The 30-lap race was cut short because of a massive accident involving team mate Alex Davison, but there were no serious injuries. Picture: James Smith
Tim Berryman came sixth in the inaugural Sandown S5000 V8 open wheeler category. The 30-lap race was cut short because of a massive accident involving team mate Alex Davison, but there were no serious injuries. Picture: James Smith

With almost no chance to practice in Australia's fastest category of race car Stockinbingal farmer Tim Berryman came sixth in the new S5000 championships at Sandown Internaional Raceway last Sunday, averaging speeds over 280kmh.

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Tom Gosling

Journalist, Cootamundra Herald

I've had a long career in journalism and corporate communications, starting with country newspapers, radio and TV in northern NSW and including ABC News Sydney and the Melbourne Herald. I edited The University of Sydney News for 10 years, and was Media Officer for CSIRO in Canberra and BHP Steelworks in Port Kembla.