Alexander Rocks Avalon

by | Jan 6, 2018 | Latest News, Results

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

South Australian, Ryan Alexander, has won the prestigious K Rock Cup for Super Sedans, at Avalon Raceway on Saturday night, leading all the way in the 30 lap main event.

Alexander and former National Champion, Callum Harper would start on the front row, with Harper slipping back through the field after the first two laps, when sent rear of field for an early incident.

This elevated fellow Tasmanian Adam Beechey to second and Anthony Randall to third.

Alexander was forced to work hard as Beechey put in his best performance of the summer, chasing Alexander to the finish line all the way.

Peter Nicola had a good battle with Randall and eventually go the better of his with six laps remaining as the current Victorian Champion moved to third. In a bad finish for Randall, he was also passed by the consistent Ash Bergmeier on the final lap.

Alexander and Beechey finished well clear of the opposition, with Alexander winning by two car lengths, while Nicola was a third of a lap behind in third place.

With the field including many drivers who will be heading to the National Title, this was a good win for Alexander, his first of the season.

Earlier the heat races were hotly contested with Alexander, Harper and Andrew White from New South Wales, winning the opening round heats. Mick Nicola, Alexander and Anthony Randall would win the second round of heats, before Alexander won the Gold Dash, setting up his A Main result, going through the event, undefeated.

:: Super Sedans, K ROCK CUP

Heat One, 8 laps: 1. S47 Ryan Alexander, 2. V16 Ash Bergmeier, 3. Q44 Trent Wilson, 4. S93 Kym Jury, 5. V71 Lionel West, 6. S22 Paul Blenkiron. DNF: V25 Gavin Cooper (5). Total Time: 2.29.836. Winning Margin: 2.806. Fastest Lap: 18.043 S47 Ryan Alexander.

Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. T22 Callum Harper, 2. V1 Peter Nicola, 3. V27 Anthony Nicola, 4. V5 Anthony Randall, 5. V7 Trent Susol, 6. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 7. V3 Mick Nicola, 8. V8 Jamie Collins. Total Time: 2.21.321. Winning Margin: 6.571. Fastest Lap: 17.433 T22 Callum Harper.

Heat Three, 8 laps: 1. N23 Andrew White, 2. V17 Brad Wicks, 3. T41 Adam Beechey, 4. V24 David MacKenzie, 5. S1 Dave Gartner, 6. V41 Ben Faulkhead (7). DNF: V0 Lucas Roberts (2). Total Time: 2.10.428. Winning Margin: 5.253. Fastest Lap: 16.294 V17 Brad Wicks.

Heat Four, 8 laps: 1. V3 Mick Nicola, 2. V1 Peter Nicola, 3. V16 Ash Bergmeier, 4. Q44 Trent Wilson, 5. S93 Kym Jury, 6. V8 Jamie Collins, 7. V27 Anthony Nicola, 8. V25 Gavin Cooper (7). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.330. Fastest Lap: 15.805 V16 Ash Bergmeier.

Heat Five, 8 laps: 1. S36 Ryan Alexander, 2. S1 Dave Gartner, 3. N23 Andrew White, 4. V24 David Mackenzie, 5. V71 Lionel West. DNF: V0 Lucas Roberts (3). Total Time: 2.02.889. Winning Margin: 8.133. Fastest Lap: 15.214 S47 Ryan Alexander.

Heat Six, 8 laps: 1. V5 Anthony Randall, 2. T22 Callum Harper, 3. T41 Adam Beechey, 4. V17 Brad Wicks, 5. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 6. V7 Trent Susol, 7. V41 Ben Faulkhead. Total Time: Winning Margin: 1.472. Fastest Lap: 15.184 T22 Callum Harper.

B Main, 15 laps: 1. V3 Mick Nicola, 2. S1 Dave Gartner, 3. Q44 Trent Wilson, 4. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 5. V71 Lionel West, 6. V8 Jamie Collins, 7. V7 Trent Susol, 8. S93 Kym Jury, 9. S22 Paul Blenkiron, 10. V27 Anthony Nicola. DNF: V41 Ben Faulkhead (12), V25 Gavin Cooper (7), V24 David Mackenzie (6). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.359. Fastest Lap: 15.283 S1 Dave Gartner.

Bronze Shootout, 4 laps: 1. T41 Adam Beechey 14.930, 2. V5 Anthony Randall 15.099, 3. V16 Ash Bergmeier 15.197, 4. V17 Brad Wicks 15.334.

Silver Shootout, 4 laps: 1. V5 Anthony Randall 14.973, 2. T41 Adam Beechey 15.053, 3. V1 Peter Nicola 15.119, 4. N23 Andrew White 15.328.

Gold Shootout, 4 laps: 1. S47 Ryan Alexander 14.741, 2. T22 Callum Harper 14.917, 3. T41 Adam Beecher 14.955, 4. V5 Anthony Randall 15.410.

Feature, 30 laps: 1. S47 Ryan Alexander, 2. T41 Adam Beecher, 3. V1 Peter Nicola, 4. V16 Ash Bergmeier, 5. V5 Anthony Randall, 6. S1 Dave Gartner, 7. N23 Andrew White, 8. V17 Brad Wicks, 9. Q44 Trent Wilson, 10. T22 Callum Harper, 11. V3 Mick Nicola, 12, V71 Lionel West, 13. V7 Trent Susol (29), 14. S93 Kym Jury (28).DNF: V8 Jamie Collins (10), V23 Mick Nicola Jnr (5). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.545. Fastest Lap: 15.108 T41 Adam Beechey.

Ryan Alexander defeats strong field to win K Rock Cup