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McDiarmid Fastest In Official Practice




West Australian Kane McDiarmid was officially the quickest car in official practice for the MIXXFM, Speedway Sedans Australia, National Production Sedan Title at the Western Speedway, Hamilton of Friday afternoon.

In warm and overcast conditions, McDiarmid set the quick time in an early practice session, to be just 0.019 quicker than Joel Berkley.
The top 34 drivers were separated by exactly one second, while the entire field was only separated by 1.544 seconds, with every driver practicing.

The two hour practice session was not without incident with Neil Keldoulis from Queensland towed from the circuit with mechanical issues, while Shane Hammond driving a Sigma, also requiring the tow truck after losing a wheel in the main straight.

McDiarmid who has finished second and third in previous National Titles, was consistently fast and will be one of the favourites this weekend.

Twelve qualifying heats will be held on the opening night (Saturday), with the remaining four heats to be held on Sunday evening.
Racing commences at 5.00pm EDST.

OFFICIAL TIMES

1 W31 Kane McDiarmid 18.244
2 Q59 Joel Berkley 18.263
3 N56 Justin Hawkins 18.294
4 W4 Beau Riley 18.316
5 S87 Jayden Edwards 18.318
6 V13 Ben Barker 18.45
7 V34 Adam Wilson 18.468
8 W22 Rick Musarra 18.511
9 W95 Kyle Sayer 18.559
10 W61 Jake Blight 18.568
11 V5 Jack Millthorpe 18.578
12 N27 Wayne Bourke 18.579
13 ACT24 James Hodak 18.592
14 V91 Dehne Sparrow 18.594
15 V35 Steven Aldridge 18.599
16 W29 Tim Maughan 18.599
17 W12 Rod Musarra 18.64
18 Q17 Neil Keldoulis 18.658
19 V99 Peter Leonard 18.664
20 V21 Donald Irving 18.703
21 V26 Gemma Laidlaw 18.709
22 ACT23 Damien McAlister 18.743
23 Q15 Richard Cook 18.794
24 ATC32 Craig McAlister 18.887
25 N11 Rodney Anderson 18.891
26 A1 Trevor Mills 18.913
27 N2 Andrew Cunningham 18.926
28 Q25 Selina Jennings 18.942
29 N28 Stephen Brencher 18.979
30 V98 Ray Ussher 19.056
31 ACT19 Monique Bailey 19.107
32 V39 Lucas Conder 19.11
33 N49 Johnny Ralph 19.137
34 V47 Robert Aldridge 19.24
35 N79 Kiel Rosevear 19.301
36 V7 Shane Hammond 19.295
37 V37 Ryan Queale 19.301
38 V3 John Calderwood 19.309
39 V9 Shona Bent 19.335
40 V33 Stephen Laidlaw 19.365
41 N71 David Lord 19.479
42 N14 Matt Hutchison 19.728
43 V8 Ryan Arnel 19.798

Photo: Kane McDiarmid in action, photo courtesy of Blake Jones


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