08/04/99 - Tie ends `Whirl till you Hurl'

Date: 08/04/1999
Publication: Illawarra Mercury
Page: 6
The two remaining passengers on board a $20,000 roller-coaster endurance test agreed to split the prize money and call it quits yesterday after five weeks on the ride.

Steve Fletcher and Rosa Vacarro ended their 40-day ride yesterday morning by calling a stalemate to the competition and collecting $10,000 each.

The two spent more than five weeks on the Bush Beast roller-coaster at the Wonderland amusement park, near Sydney, as part of Triple M radio station's Whirl Til You Hurl competition.

The challenge was to endure 14 hours a day of continuous motion.