The event which was proudly supported by Rick and Sara Musarra at CraneCorp Australia, attracted big numbers in both divisions as the series returned back to Geraldton.
The new stars provided some fast-passed racing from the get-go with Kayne Dellar starting his night in the best possible form by storming to a heat 1 victory, Kayne also went undefeated in all 3 heats of the night. Local driver Bradley chant would also record 2 heat wins across the night and another local driver Travis Strelley being the other driver to record a heat race victory.
Kayne Dellar and Bradley Chant would share the front row for the 15-lap feature race, with Kayne Dellar taking victory followed by Bradley Chant and Jhy Pack rounding out the podium. Other drivers to impress on the night were Jasmine Arnold who shows improvement week in week out.
It was clear from heat 1 the top stars meant business, on lap 2 of heat number 1 Joshua Ahearn became the first casualty of the night after slight contact with another car he would find himself upside down, he was ok and returned back to the track for his next heat. Dylan Parkes recorded his first victory of the night, as did local driver Bradley short in round 1 of the heats.
Blake Webb would record his first victory of the night in the second round of the heats as would Blake Fletcher. Brock Reid found himself on his side during the second round of the heats and somehow managed to save the car from rolling to safely land back on his wheels, this, however, would end his night. Nikita Donohoe would also find herself in trouble and had a nasty roll which would see her being taken to the hospital to get checked over. Luke Malcolm would also record a heat win in the final heats as Blake Webb picked up his second win for the evening.
Blake Webb and Luke Malcolm would start the 20-lap feature race from the front row, with cars going 3 and 4 wide into the first corner, with many positions changing as they completed their first lap. The only caution for the race would occur a few laps in when contact was made with a few drivers resulting in Bradley Short spinning to the infield.
The final 5 laps of the race where set to be a cracker with everyone on the edge of their seats as the leading groups came into heavy lapped traffic with Blake Webb racing under Dylan Parkes to take the lead with the pair of them trading places manoeuvring through the lapped cars, as Luke Malcolm, Blake Fletcher and Bryden Southwell would be having their own battle for the minor positions.
In the end Dylan Parkes would narrowly take the win over Blake Webb, as Luke Malcolm rounded out the podium, with Bryden Southwell and Blake Fletcher coming home closely in 4th and 5th.
1. W95 Kayne Dellar, 2. W52 Bradley Chant, 3. W96 Jhy Pack, 4. W17 Travis Strelley, 5. W78 Montana Pack, 6. W16 Alicia Short, 7. W26 Jasmine Arnold, 8. W4 Emma Ahearn, 9 W85 Michelle Martin
1. W23, Dylan Parkes, 2. W108 Blake Webb, 3. W22 Luke Malcolm, 4. W63 Bryden Southwell, 5. W13 Blake Fletcher, 6. W19 Bradley Short, 7. W27 Jackson Derrick, 8. W26 Rory Elsum-Beaumont, 9. W21 Jack Dalton, 10. W195 Lachie Dellar, 11. W9 Mitchell Baker, 12. W343 Tanika Webb, 13. W42 Nui Andrews, 14. W86 Ahryn Curtain, 15. W47 Rohan Thomas, 16. W88 Izzac Delaporte, 17. W119 Joshua Ahearn. DNS W67 Nikita Donohoe, W48 Brock Reid.
Attention now turns to Round 3 of the Metropolitan Series on the 13th of January at the Perth Motorplex. Drivers are reminded to nominate directly to the Motorplex website.
We would like to take this time to thank everyone for a brilliant year so far and on behalf of the JSRA and all its members, we wish everyone a safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.
**Details courtesy of Travis Southwell**