A1 Engines Driver Report from Victorian Country Series at Ballarat
Whilst Saturday practise was in trying conditions raining in the morning and mainly fine in the afternoon, we all woke to dry conditions for Sunday Race Day. Drizzle played havoc in quite a few of the races but that just brought the best out of the drivers!
In Clubman Super Heavy Martin Golledge had a mixed day; Martin had a DNF in heat 2 which forced him to start 9th in the final. Martin showed he got the set up right for the final, starting 9th and finishing 3rd.
In Senior National Light Ash Quiddington finished in a comfortable 2nd overall for the weekend.
For the Rookies Rhys Wooley and Dylan Howell were fighting out between themselves who was going to secure 3rd position overall for the weekend. After the final it was Dylan who finished 3rd, but overall for the weekend it was Rhys who claimed 3rd position with Dylan finishing 4th. Mitchell Quiddington and Josh Munn had consistent weekend’s finishing 5th and 6th overall.
Next was Junior Clubman, with Todd Hazelwood showing his dominance in this class, having a convincing win in the final to secure an overall win for the weekend. Luke Walker showed he is in great form finishing in 3rd.
In the Midgets it was the A1 new recruit Chase Wooley who came out on top. Chase battled all day with Dylan Hollis, but came out on top by winning the final to secure him with overall 1st spot!
For the Junior National Heavy final Todd Hazelwood started 2nd in the final and Luke Walker started 4th. Unfortunately Luke had a DNF on the first corner but still managed to secure a 5th overall position for the weekend whilst Todd Hazelwood secured a 2nd position overall for the weekend.
Last was the Senior National Pro class, which was the feature class of the weekend. This was the Mort Page Memorial and the winner was based on Final Only counts System. Ash Quiddington led for most of the race but with 2 laps to go the challenge was on. With the lead changing many times on the last lap, Ash managed to secure 2nd position overall for the weekend with John Dankowski finishing with a consistent 4th position overall.
Other A1 Drivers to race at Ballarat:
Clubman Over 40 – Bevan Walker 5th Overall