In front of a packed house at Sunline Speedway Paul ‘Cyclone’ Solomon took out his second feature win for the season.
Solomon’s V7 kicked off RD9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award then backed it up winning his Heat and the Vortex Pole Shoot Out and finishing the night off with the A Main victory. Solomon was dominate and led the 30 laps flag to flag SA69 Cody Atkins who qualified as high points lined up beside Paul Solomon on the front row of the main, SA96 Guerin and V29 Tancredi lined up on the second row.
The race didn’t get away smoothly with Guerin and Tancredi tangling on the first lap. Unfortunately Tancredi had to sit the race out on the infield, Guerin changed a tire and restarted from the rear. As a result SA95 Jarman Dalitz and the travelling West Australian WA30 Jamie Landrigan moved up a row as they lined up for the restart..
Atkins was fast on the tail of Solomon in second until front end failure sent him into the wall in Turn 2 three quarter way thru. Dalitz and Lovegrove were then running second and third with Landrigan fourth. With only a few laps left Dalitz spun in turn 4 but managed to keep going and recoup and finish in third place. Caruso moved on Landrigan at the same time and finished fourth and fifth respectively in what was an exciting finish to the race.
SA42 Jamie Hendry’s night didn’t start the way he wished discovering a vibration in the rear end in during hot laps. The team went back into the pits for repair and unfortunately missed time trials which relegated him to the rear of his heats.
“We have to thank the Sunline Speedway management for the great job they did on the night and the improvements they have made over the past 12 months. All the teams had good things to say about the track. Their advertising obviously paid off because they had a fantastic crowd and are talking about next season already.” Searle said.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Paul Solomon – 14.307 A Main results: 1st V7 Paul Solomon, 2nd SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th SA33 Mark Caruso, 5th WA30 Jamie Landrigan, 6th SA16 Jack Gartner, 7th V16 James Wren, 8th V83 Chris Solomon, 9th SA77 Dan Evans, 10th V4 Phil Lock, 11th SA11 Scott Enderl, 12th SA98 Cheian Perrett, 13th SA69 Cody Atkins -DNF, 14th SA96 Brendan Guerin - DNF, 15th SA42 Jamie Hendry- DNF, 16th V29 Michael Tancredi - DNF
Heat winners: V7 Paul Solomon, SA33 Mark Caruso, V29 Michael Tancredi, SA69 Cody Atkins
Contingency Winners IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Lovegrove - $100 cash B&B Retaining Walls Lucky 10’s – Phil Lock – drum of methanol Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Chris Solomon Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Dan Evans All Star Hot Arse Award – Jarman Dalitz - Fire Extinguisher Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Paul Solomon – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Cheian Perrett