Round 2 of the JSRA Country Super Series has ended in dramatic fashion at Makit Hardware Narrogin Speedway last night, with the final events for both New and Top Stars having to be abandoned as the 11pm Junior driver curfew hit.
The night began with some extremely hard and fast racing from both divisions of Junior Sedans, which continued throughout the night. Bryden Southwell, Jhy Pack, Montana Pack and Brody Day fought hard in the New Star field, with Southwell taking the victory in each of the heat races. Narrogin local, Brody Day raced hard with the Pack siblings, while Isabella Freeland made her series debut and completed all races, getting quicker with each race, as did Bryce Fisher.
A field of twenty Top Star Junior Sedans converged on the Upper Great Southern Venue, with Jake Avins and Dylan Parkes making the best possible start to their night, winning their opening heat races in a dominant way. Throughout the fields, the Junior Sedans raced three and even four wide on some occasions, providing some top quality speedway action for the large number of spectators on hand.
Dylan Parkes and Peter Katona would win heats three and four of the night, with Parkes once again beating the field in a dominant fashion, it looked as if he would be the driver to beat throughout the night. Jacob Potts, Blake Webb and Jackson Derrick were having a solid night of racing, finishing towards the front of the field in each of their races.
The final heats of the night saw Kalgoorlie’s Dylan Parkes win his third heat of the night, while Jacob Potts would triumph in the final heat of the night. This wasn’t without its issues, which saw an incident occur on the opening lap resulting in Collie’s Jake Avins rolling numerous times in turn 2. The red lights came on and ambulance personal completed precautionary checks on the infield.
The race was able to be completed, before the ambulance was called to Jake Avins again. With complaints of neck and back pain, Avins was placed in the ambulance and transferred to the Narrogin Hospital for further scans. After a few hours, JSRA officials, drivers and families were glad to hear that no major injury had been sustained and Jake was free to head home. We hope to see Jake back on the track as soon as possible.
As we waited for an ambulance to return, the 11pm curfew for Junior competitors was reached, meaning no more racing was able to take place for the Junior Sedans. As a result, Round 2 of the JSRA Country Super Series was decided on heat race points meaning Bryden Southwell won the New Star Juniors from Montana Pack and Brody Day. Dylan Parkes would take out the Top Star Junior Sedans from Jacob Potts who finished second yet again, showing how consistent he has been in the early part of this season, while Jackson Derrick had a great night to finish third.
The JSRA must thank the Narrogin Speedway Club for their efforts in trying to run the full Junior Sedan program, the Narrogin Volunteer St John Ambulance Personal and everyone who made this event possible.
Attention will now turn to Round 2 of the JSRA Metropolitan Junior Sedan Series at Perth Motorplex on Friday November 25th, the beginning of a huge weekend of Junior Sedan action, with Round 3 of the JSRA Country Super Series the following night at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway on Saturday November 26th.
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