Sixteen year-old Nick Broms (US) truly tamed the Taipan, winning both the Opens and Juniors events on Sunday. In an unusual twist, the final featured Masters winner Kyle Martin (CA), at 35 more than twice Nick's age.
The consolation final was cut short due to a serious crash at the entrance to "kitty litter" corner, where Josh Evans (AU) clipped the wheels of Mitch Thompson (AU) in front of him, sending them both hard into the hay, with Andy Atchison (US) close behind unable to escape the carnage and cannoning into them.
(Video courtesy of Jackson Shapiera)
2018's World Luge Champion Kolby Parks (CA) had an epic battle with Graham Brittain (AU). Graham out-paddled him off the start line, yet Kolby somehow managed to pass him on the short, narrow Taipan track.
Emily Pross (US) continued her uninterrupted winning streak in the Womens, with Lea Richard (FR) taking second.
Tame the Taipan was a slickly-run event. The track is genuinely challenging, and is set amidst the semi-tropical beauty of the Australian Gold Coast's hinterland.