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Williams All Smiles After Modified Victory




Defending and seven times Tasmanian Modified Sedan Champion, Craig Williams has won his first Feature race of the season, after claiming victory on Saturday night at the Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway.

Nathan Russell, Williams and Jake Taurian would all be successful in the three qualifying heats, leading to Williams and Taurian starting on the front row for the decider, while Brad Herbert and Nathan Russell would start on the second row.

The first two rows would go through the first two turns side by side before Williams opened a small lead on the field.

The race remained close and compact until lap nine, when Nathan Russell made contact with Taurian, spinning Taurian around, leaving Josh Marston and Trent Quillerat no-where to go, eliminating all three drivers from the race. Russell was subsequently sent to the rear of the field.

A reduced field completed the final half of the event, with Williams hounded by Brad Herbert, who has been in top form this season, though Williams would hold off the challenge to win by a car length, while Brad McKendrick would finish on the podium in his first season in the Modified Sedan ranks.

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Heat 1, 10 Laps: 1. T28 Nathan Russell, 2. T17 Craig Williams, 3. T32 Jake Taurian, 4. T4 Barry Youl, 5. T46 Trent Quillerat, 6. T27 Joshua Marston, 7. T3 Tomas Hext (1 lap). Time: 3.19.965, Winning Margin: 0.717, Fastest Lap: 19.419 T4 Barry Youl

Heat 2, 10 Laps: 1. T17 Craig Williams, 2. T5 Brad Herbert, 3. T63 Brad McKendrick, 4. T46 Trent Quillerat, 5. T28 Nathan Russell, 6. T27 Joshua Marston, 7. T7 Keith Blair, 8. T9 Luke Williams (2 laps). Time: 2.49.848, Winning Margin: 0.915, Fastest Lap: 16.678 T17 Craig Williams

Heat 3, 10 Laps: 1. T32 Jake Taurian, 2. T4 Barry Youl, 3. T5 Brad Herbert, 4. T63 Brad McKendrick, 5. T7 Keith Blair, 6. T9 Luke Williams (5 laps), 7. T3 Tomas Hext (1). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.658, Fastest Lap: 16.837 T5 Brad Herbert

A Main, 20 Laps: 1. T17 Craig Williams, 2. T5 Brad Herbert, 3. T63 Brad McKendrick, 4. T28 Nathan Russell, 5. T7 Keith Blair, 6. T32 Jake Taurian (8 laps), 7. T46 Trent Quillerat (8), 8. T27 Joshua Marston (8), 9. T3 Tomas Hext (5), 10. T4 Barry Youl (2). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.256, Fastest Lap: 16.826 T17 Craig Williams



Craig Williams takes first Feature win of the season. Photo courtesy of Angryman Photography


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