Round 1 Southern Zone Leopard Series Qualifier, Dubbo

press release

The Dubbo Club made us feel most welcome as they always do. The weather was fine all weekend which allowed for some great racing.

The competitors enjoyed some exciting racing in the heats with a couple of newcomers to the class. John Refalo and young Garnet Patterson (just out of juniors) showed the way in the early heats with local gun Adam Sharam in amongst them.

Just behind them were the two older fellows Max Thornhill and Craig Masters who were ready to pounce if the younger ones came unstuck.

On the grid for the Final was John Refalo on pole, Adam Sharam on 2, young Garnet Patterson on 3, Max Thornhill on 4, and Craig Masters on 5.

When the lights went green John  got away with a great start with Adam right on his tail, then came the old fella (Max) who got the jump on young Garnet and Craig close behind him. The order stayed that way for a few laps until Max went a bit wide on the top corner and the young bloke got into 3rd.

Unfortunately the two leaders got away and Garnet was unable to run them down. Up the front though John and Adam were having a great battle with Adam finally passing John and taking the win in the Final and for the meeting.

1st- Adam Sharam
2nd- John Refalo
3rd-Garnet Patterson
4th-Max Thornhill
5th-Craig Masters.

The next round of the Southern Zone will be at The Yellow Tail in Griffith on the 1st and 2nd of May.

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