Ellenbrook’s Stefani Ameduri has won an action packed Round 4 of the JSRA Country Super Series supported by Hamon Tyre and Exhaust Centre at Quit Bunbury Speedway last night, as did Bryden Southwell in the New Star division.
With close to 40 Juniors sedans across both divisions, the night promised to be an entertaining one and that it was. From the first green flag, the New Star juniors were all out looking for a successful night. Bryden Southwell, Luke Malcolm and Jhy Pack were very quick, as Montana Pack and Bunbury’s Matthew Thomson gained speed with each race.
Bryden Southwell, Luke Malcolm and Montana Pack would share wins in each of the qualifying heats, though it was clear the 15 lap feature race would go down to the wire to decide the winner.
Luke Malcolm and Bryden Southwell made the best of the start in the feature race for the night and ran side by side for a number of laps. Montana Pack moved her way through the field passed her brother Jhy and Matthew Thomson. Bryden Southwell soon moved clearly into the lead, with the rest of the field chasing hard and fighting it out for the minor places.
With the laps winding down, Luke Malcolm, Montana Pack and Matthew Thomson fought hard for second through to fourth position, as Jhy Pack and Kalgoorlie’s Lachlan Dellar raced behind. Bryden Southwell would prove too strong yet again this season to record his third round victory of the 2016/2017 JSRA Country Super Series. Luke Malcolm would finish second, with Matthew Thomson getting ahead of Montana Pack on the last lap.
New Star Junior Sedan Final: 1. W63 Bryden Southwell, 2. W22 Luke Malcolm, 3. W15 Matthew Thomson, 4. W78 Montana Pack, 5. W98 Jhy Pack, 6. W95 Lachlan Dellar, 7. W8 Brody Day, 8. W66 Possum Lawrence, 9. W122 Dean Schofield
With three qualifying heats per round, the racing in the Top Stars was set at a high pace, with many drivers racing two, three and even four wide on a number of occasions. Izak Davies’ night would come to a premature end in his first heat of the night, getting on two wheels before rolling onto Rahni Musarra’s car. Dylan Parkes, Jake Avins and Stefani Ameduri would win the first three heats, while Peter Katona would prove too strong in heat four of the night.
Avins and Stefani Ameduri would record their second heat victories of the night, before Jayke Malcolm and Izzac Delaporte added their names to the winners list. Jake Avins would win his last heat of the night, going through undefeated and earning himself a pole position start for the 20 lap feature.
A constellation race was held for the drivers that did not qualify in the top 20, with Tylar Main proving too strong for Daniel Erceg and Geraldton’s Mitchell Baker.
With 20 laps ahead of the 20 car feature field, the angry pack headed into into turns 1 and 2, with many drivers racing two and three wide. Stefani Ameduri would take the lead in the early proceedings, with Jake Avins, Jacob Potts and Jayke Malcolm racing in close proximity for many laps. Further back in the field Jorj Park started to make his charge through the field, as many drivers raced hard for the minor positions.
The yellow lights would soon come on with Alex Fraser facing the wrong way in turn 4. At this point Jayke Malcolm would be relegated 2 positions for jumping the start. When the green flag flew again, the race was again held at a quick pace with Jake Avins and Jacob Potts racing side by side chasing down the leader in Ameduri.
Trouble would soon hit, when Jacob Potts would have one of the biggest Junior Sedans rollovers seen in quite some time, ending his night. Jacob was able to walk away with some bruising and a minor cut, while his car was left all but destroyed. Jayke Malcolm would be forced to retire also sustaining damage while avoiding a rolling Potts.
After a small delay to clear the damaged car, the field got back underway, with Ameduri continuing to lead from Jake Avins and Jorj Park. Kalgoorlie’s Dylan Parkes started to make his way through the field, as Jaymee Park retired from the event along with Corey Ameduri.
In the concluding stages of the race, Jake Avins started to chase down Stefani Ameduri, as Jorj Park applied the pressure to Avins, with Dylan Parkes racing hard also. Alex Fraser would find himself facing the wrong way in turn 2, which would see the yellow lights come on. Fraser would retire from the event at this point also.
Jake Avins would make a great restart and looked for a pass on Stefani Ameduri, as Jorj Park, Dylan Parkes and Izzac Delaporte raced hard for the minor places. The top five drivers raced hard on the final lap of the race, though Stefani Ameduri proved too strong in her new Hyundai Excel finishing ahead of Jorj Park, Jake Avins and Izzac Delaporte.
Top Star Junior Sedan Final: 1. W83 Stefani Ameduri, 2. W74 Jorj Park, 3. W11 Jake Avins, 4. W88 Izzac Delaporte, 5. W3 Dylan Parkes, 6. W108 Blake Webb, 7. W06 Peter Katona, 8. W10 Ashley Baker, 9. W71 Zac Minshull, 10. W37 Brooke Watson, 11. W7 Alex Swift, 12. W13 Blake Fletcher, 13. W17 Jhye Kent, 14. W67 Nikita Donohoe, 15. W4 Tyler Fraser DNF: W81 Jacob Potts, W23 Jayke Malcolm, W77 Jaymee Park, W183 Corey Ameduri, W2 Alex Fraser
A big thank you to the team at Hamon Tyre and Exhaust Centre for their support of this round of the JSRA Country Super Series.
The JSRA will fire into action for one final time in 2016 on Friday night, December 16, for Round 3 of the JSRA Metropolitan Series at the Perth Motorplex. The JSRA will then have a break over the Christmas and New Year period where the National, Victorian, South Australian and West Australian Junior Sedan Titles will be decided.
The JSRA must thank our valued sponsors of the 2016/2017 Season for their support of Junior Sedan Racing in WA:
Hamon Tyre and Exhaust Centre (HTEC)
Callcott and Downey
True Value Hardware, Moora
Ultra Tune Malaga
Sean McManus Web Development