New South Welshman Kaidon Brown continued his Queensland Domination in the recent Nexgen/RAW Metal Corp BNE 50 Lapper /Jim Holden Classic at Archerfield Speedway.
Following up from the feature event victory in Toowoomba at Easter Brown was all class hitting the lead in the 50 lap main show during lap 18 and never looked back as the rest of the field fought for the minors.
The Hunter Valley Hurricane would emerge the highest points scorer after the round of heats and drew marble “10” inverting him to P10 as the field chose who started beside them eventually working up to the exclusive P1 starting spot that was handed to Zac MacDonald in the 23Q Spike Hawk.
Newly crowned Queensland and Australian Champion in the Compact Speedcar division Bodie Smith in the 77Q Spike kicked the nights dash for cash festivities underway with a win in the Sidtec Sedan Set ups and Supplies heat race one Zac MacDonald brought the 23Q home in second as Darren Vine in the MVT 19Q rocket crossed in 3rd the rest of the field all battled the fast pace jostling and dancing all over the very hooky surface, Brock Dean in fourth lead home Rooke, Brown , Singleton, Doyle and Tom Clauss back from his last outing tear up rounded out the field.
Nathan Smee parked the GRD Eagle #14N car on the podium in the United Waste Services heat race number two ahead of the 78Q BOSS Chassis car of Rusty Whittaker and recovering from a hot lap session wall lick was “The Bandit” Brad Dawson in third, Adam Clarke, Scotty Farmer and Nathan Mathers the only recorded finishers in this 8 lapper as Cal Whatmore JNR would be done for evening with oil tank damage sustained in a bingle with Tim Farrell who was now parked on the grass along with what appeared to be an engine miss firing 69Q of Gary Hudson.
The Nexgen Hire heat race three saw Kaidon Brown begin to hit his strides in the 97V King Hawk with a hard fought win over another King hawk this time in the hands of Brock Dean as Mitchell Rooke bagged $25 for his third place, Singleton, Clauss, Smith, MacDonald and Vine rounded out the field as Scott Doyle’s night ended on lap 3 with what turned out to be an engine oil line fire under the hood.
Adam Clarke was another contender beginning to show just how strong he was going to be-come the big dance time winning the fourth and final Fword Speedshop heat race as Whittaker bagged another second ahead of a blistering Nathan Smee in third, Scotty Farmer brought home the remaining runners of Farrell, Dawson and Mathers.
MacDonald lead the field into turn one however seemed to drift up track arm wrestling with Bodie Smith from P2 he opened the door for the inside line of Singleton, Whittaker and Farmer to rocket through as Whittaker was the winner of that battle for the same real estate coming out of turn two in the lead and began to roll off the laps in clear air as Brown , Clarke and Smee were working the field moving forward , Scotty Farmer brought on the yellows and tagged onto the rear of the bus after a spin , Tim Farrell came to halt in turns one and two with a differential problem and would see him infield along with Tom Clauss who pulled up stumps after 6 laps and Bodie Smith out after one.
Brown hit the lead finally pulling off a clean move past Whittaker and never looked back at the 18th lap point as Whittaker had now fallen victim to not only a major head cold but now the cars of Smee and Clarke slotting the 78Q into fourth the remaining laps were all very text book and fast both Mathers and MacDonald headed infield with 48 on the board as did Dawson and Whittaker just one lap later.
Brown crossed the victor parking the King 97V in Victory Lane in front of the NSW clean sweep of Clarke and Smee in third.
The best of the Queenslanders and putting on superb steer was Mitchell Rooke in the 3Q keeping out of trouble and running some quick clean laps ahead of Farmer who had worked his way back to the pointy end all but the hard way, Brock Dean was recorded in sixth after the 50 lap duration ahead of the 46Q Aggressor with Chris Singleton at the helm.
Adam Clarke being the highest point’s scorer bagged the Queensland Speedway Spares “Highest Points Scorer” voucher as Rusty Whittaker and Kaidon Brown both had a good stab at the lap money on offer.
Well done to The Captain Chris Singleton for winning the American Tire and Racing Services “Lucky 7th” place right rear tyre award as well !
Huge thanks to Dylan Byrne from Nexgen Hire and Todd Wanless from RAW Metal Corp as the naming right sponsors of the even.
Thanks also to Ron Wanless for the extra prizemoney addition adding to the overall purse in the 50 Lapper/Jim Holden Classic.
The QSRA next outing and final race night for the 18/19 season will be the Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Finale on May 25.
Final placings are still up for grabs in both the Polar Ice Midget Series and also the QSRA Club Points Score so it “Aint over yet”
Also a quick reminder the Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” is on June 22 there will be a lot more info very soon and a link to click to purchase tickets there will be NO (ZERO) DOOR SALES , so please ensure you follow the link wisely