5 /92 The Strand, TownsvilleA PENTHOUSE in a prime position on The Strand has fetched $1.4 million as high-end buyers start to return to the market. Janice Gallagher from Janice Gallagher Real Estate sold 5/92 The Strand, North Ward (pictured) last month to a local who plans to live in the apartment.The penthouse, which spans the entire top floor of the complex, has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a three-car garage.It offers stunning sea views of The Strand and ocean breezes.Ms Gallagher said more buyers in search of luxury properties were starting to pop up in Townsville.“I’ve got a couple of big buyers around at the moment,” she said.“It seems like there is a little bit happening now in Townsville.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The last apartment to sell for such a high price was a penthouse at the Solarus complex at 69 Palmer St, South Townsville, which was bought by a southern buyer for $2 million. Then in September Ms Gallagher sold another penthouse, this time at 1601/122 Walker St, which featured a private pool, for $1.2 million.Ms Gallagher said the penthouse’s position sold it to the buyers.“The location is absolutely magnificent and they just loved the position,” she said.“It has everything you would expect in a luxury property.“The Strand is always really popular because people want to be able to walk to the cafes and restaurants and exercise there.”The Strand penthouse is bigger than many houses, with 395sq m of space.It has been renovated to an exceptional standard and has 3m ceilings, an outdoor spa and generous outdoor living areas.
Setting the stage for a history-making night, Justin Kay won Tuesday’s Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature for IMCA Modifieds at West Liberty Raceway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (June 13) – A driver best known for his IMCA Late Model prowess continued his run of success in a sanctioned Modified Tuesday night.Justin Kay held off challenges from Cayden Carter and Joel Rust in winning the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour main event at West Liberty Raceway. The victory paid $1,000 and came just before he completed the unique sweep by winning the Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model nightcap.Carter, another two-division star, finished as the runner-up while Rust was third. Kurt Kile and new tour point leader Kelly Shryock completed the top five.“There’s no replacement for being out there and having a lot of laps. A lot of it is knowing what line to run and track conditions,” said Kay, who became a seven-time Deery winner at West Liberty in final race of the night. “The Modified guys were right behind me. Running, and winning two features wasn’t something I could have done without my crew guys. They were awesome.”Kay was pursued early first by Marshalltown tour winner Todd Shute and then by Richie Gustin. Carter closed to third before back-to-back cautions on laps nine and 10.Carter was up to second before the 30-lapper reached midway and within a carlength of the leader not long after. A slide job put Carter ahead briefly on lap 18 before Kay went low to get the front spot back on the same set of turnsThe last yellow of the night waved with six laps left as the frontrunners navigated traffic. Gustin fell off the pace but neither Carter nor Rust could shake Kay from the lead before the checkers.The win was the HDT career third for Kay, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Hancock County Speedway’s Tuesday, June 27 Salute to Veterans special is next on the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour schedule. The main event at Britt pays $3,000 to win.Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 3. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 4. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Larry Herring, Lone Tree; 7. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 8. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 9. Colby Springsteen, Wapello; 10. David Brown, Kellogg; 11. Derek Walker, Riverside; 12. Eric Barnes, Colona, Ill.; 13. Brett Moffitt, Mooresville, N.C.; 14. Jerry Luloff, Independence; 15. Jordan Walker, Cedar Rapids; 16. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 17. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 18. Steve Stewart, Burlington; 19. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 20. Matt Bodman, Muscatine; 21. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 22. Dan Brockert, Grandview; 23. Dan Helm, Sherrard, Ill.; 24. Chris Zogg, New Liberty.1st heat – 1. Carter; 2. Shute; 3. Derrick Stewart; 4. Herring; 5. Bodman; 6. Walker; 7. Luloff; 8. Zogg.2nd heat – 1. Barnes; 2. Shryock; 3. Rust; 4. Gustin; 5. Kyle Brown; 6. David Brown; 7. Sobbing; 8. Moffitt.3rd heat – 1. Kile; 2. Murray; 3. Springsteen; 4. Kay; 5. Brockert; 6. Steve Stewart; 7. Walker; 8. Helm.