Jackson Derrick and Luke Malcolm have made the best possible start to a big weekend of Junior Sedan racing, claiming Round 4 of the JSRA Metropolitan Junior Sedan Series for Top and New Stars at the Perth Motorplex last night.
The Top Star field saw seven drivers nominated for the event, though only five would start the first heat, as Blake and Tanika Webb awaited the arrival of their cars. Jake Avins on board the Armstrong Motorsport Daihatsu Charade made the best possible start to the night, claiming the opening heat.
Jackson Derrick would work his way through the field in the second heat, downing a gallant Izak Davies and Jake Avins. Avins would return fire in the third heat, defeating a fast finishing Jackson Derrick and Mitchell Bosveld.
For the final event of the night, Avins and Derrick would start on the front row and raced hard for the initial phase of the race. Izak Davies, Mitchell Bosveld and Blake Webb would battle for the minor places, with Beau Doyle and Tanika Webb following behind.
Jackson Derrick would soon make his assault on the race lead, finding a way past Jake Avins to take the lead after a number of laps trying. From here, Derrick wouldn’t be headed and drove to the checkered flag to take the round victory ahead of a fast finishing Blake Webb and Jake Avins.
In the New Star division, Geraldton’s Luke Malcolm would have a night to remember, going through the night undefeated. His night wasn’t without its fair share of issues though, getting caught up in a couple of incidents that could have ultimately ended his night.
Bryden Southwell finished a gallant second in each of the races, having a number of close battles with Malcolm throughout the heat races and in the final. Lady racers, Tia Wormall and Jade McKeagg would jostle for the minor positions throughout the night, though Wormall would follow Malcolm and Southwell home for third in the final.
Attention will now turn to Round 5 of the JSRA Country Super Series at Moora Speedway from 6pm tonight, with two big fields of Junior Sedans nominated for the event. All the action will be brought to you by True Value Hardware Moora, with updates on the JSRA Facebook page and website throughout the night.
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
Torque Wear Australia
Sean McManus Web Development