Harper Rocks Avalon With Dominant Victory

National Super Sedan Champion, Callum Harper, has romped to victory in the Super Sedan K Rock Cup, at Avalon Raceway on Saturday night, winning the thirty five lap main event by half a lap.

The Tasmanian has been in brilliant form domestically, with his loss a fortnight ago to Adam Beechey, surely an aberration, as he beat a class field for the prestigious race.

Harper and South Australian, Michael Miller would start on the front row, while Michael Nicola Jnr and Lachlan Onley would start on row two.  The race was only one lap old when an incident saw Paul Lamb, Danny Amato and Trent Wilson all eliminated from the race.

Upon the resumption Harper led Michael Nicola Jnr and Miller, until a second stoppage on lap eight, which saw the end of Andrew White and Lionel West.

Lachlan Onley soon after moved to third, as the National Champion started to open a buffer on the remainder of the field.  Onley then moved to second, demoting Nicola Jnr to third, while Michael Miller remained in fourth.

With Harper off in the distance, a great battle developed between Onley and Nicola Jnr for second, while a three way battle between Michael Miller, Michael Nicola Snr and Ryan Alexander had also intensified. 

Harper would go on to win by half a lap, in a dominant display, his sixth main event win of the season.  Onley held second place by a car length, while Ryan Alexander, who had a horror run in the heats, drove a great race.  Starting from position fifteen, he clawed his way into the battle for the minor placings, passing Michael Nicola Snr on the last lap for a credible fifth.

Super Sedans 

Heat 1 – 8 laps: 1. V3 Mick Nicola Snr, 2. V5 Anthony Randall, 3. NQ44 Trent Wilson, 4. N17 Lachlan Onley, 5. V41 Ben Faulkhead, 6. V25 Paul Lamb, 7. S93 Kym Jury. DNF: V59 Danny Amato (7). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: Not Available. Fastest Lap: 16.526 V5 Anthony Randall. 

Heat 2 – 8 laps: 1. A1 Callum Harper, 2. V16 Ash Bergmeier, 3. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 4. V56 Neil Witnish, 5. V0 Lucas Roberts, 6. S36 Ryan Alexander, 7. S8 David Gartner. DNF: V62 George Napier (0). Total Time: 2.10.976. Winning Margin: 1.110. Fastest Lap: 16.057 A1 Callum Harper. 

Heat 3 – 8 laps: 1. S47 Michael Miller, 2. V8 Scott Whittle, 3. V93 Alan Stockdale, 4. V71 Lionel West, 5. S2 Daniel Obst, 6. V72 Ian Page, 7. N23 Andrew White, 8. V27 Anthony Nicola. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.461. Fastest Lap: 16.504N23 Andrew White. 

Heat 4 – 8 laps: 1. N17 Lachlan Onley, 2. V41 Ben Faulkhead, 3. V3 Mick Nicola Snr, 4. V59 Danny Amato, 5. V5 Anthony Randall, 6. NQ44 Trent Wilson, 7. V25 Paul Lamb, 8. S93 Kym Jury. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 4.430. Fastest Lap: 16.823 N17 Lachlan Onley. 

Heat 5 – 8 laps: 1. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 2. A1 Callum Harper, 3. V56 Neil Witnish, 4. S8 David Gartner, 5. S36 Ryan Alexander, 6. V0 Lucas Roberts, 7. V19 Ash Bergmeier, 8. V62 George Napier. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.208. Fastest Lap: 16.242 A1 Callum Harper.

Heat 6 – 8 laps: 1. S47 Michael Miller, 2. S2 Daniel Obst, 3. V8 Scott Whittle, 4. V93 Alan Stockdale, 5. N23 Andrew White, 6. V27 Anthony Nicola. DNF: V71 Lionel West (0). Total Time: 2.20.342.Winning Margin: 1.576. Fastest Lap: 16.868 S47 Michael Miller. 

Dash – 6 laps: 1. A1 Callum Harper, 2. S47 Michael Miller, 3. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 4. N17 Lachlan Onley, 5. V3 Mick Nicola Snr, 6. V8 Scott Whittle. Total Time: 1.39.107. Winning Margin: 4.487. Fastest Lap: 16.273 A1 Callum Harper.

A Main - 35 Laps: 1. A1 Callum Harper, 2. N17 Lachlan Onley, 3.V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 4. S47 Michael Miller, 5. S36 Ryan Alexander, 6. V3 Mick Nicola Snr, 7. V5 Anthony Randall (34), 8. V0 Lucas Roberts (34), 9. S8 David Gartner (34), 10. V16 Ash Bergmeier (34), 11. V41 Ben Faulkhead (34), 12. V8 Scott Whittle (34), 13. V56 Neil Witnish (34), 14. S2 Daniel Obst (34), 15. V93 Alan Stockdale (33), 16. V27 Anthony Nicola (33). DNF: S93 Kym Jury (31), V71 Lionel West (8), N23 Andrew White (8), NQ44 Trent Wilson (1), V59 Danny Amato (1), V25 Paul Lamb (1). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 8.181. Fastest Lap: 16.465 A1 Callum Harper.