Troy Russell has won a thrilling Street Stock Ironman on Saturday night at the Gulf Western and Independent Oils Raceway, Latrobe, coming from the ninth row of the grid to win on the last lap.
The race which sees the top qualifies start at the back on the field, Russell took the lead on the final lap, downing Steven Harvey and Corey Bauld.
Shaun Atkinson and Steven Maine would start on the front row for the forty lap A Main, but it would be Luke Williams from the third row who would lead the early laps, with Damien Hall moving to second, while Atkinson would drop to third.
Steven Harvey made a rapid ascension towards the front of the field, moving to third on lap six and by lap ten, Harvey had already made his way into second place.
In a great race with multiple positional changes, John Riley joined the battle, moving to fourth place and at the half way mark, moved to third at the expense of Hall.
Steven Harvey had moved to the lead as Luke Williams retired, as Riley continued his move forward, taking second place.
Meanwhile Russell and Bauld, had systematically made their way through the field moving to second and third respectively on lap twenty six.
This would set up a thrilling final ten laps between Harvey, Russell and Bauld, with nothing separating the trio, with Russell making a last lap pass on Harvey to take the win, with just 0.523 separating the three as they crossed the line.
Damien Hall would hold on to fourth place, just ahead of Dale Riley Jnr and John Riley.