Classic Win To McClure

by | Jan 5, 2019 | Latest News, Results

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

Brad McClure has won the Street Stock Blue Lake Classic at the Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier after a classic battle with National Champion, Anthony Beare on Friday night.

The lead changed hands several across the duration of the race, with Beare taking the early lead, with McClure taking the lead back on lap three.

Behind the pair, Mark Jennings, Justin Brumfield and Jeremy Weston were having their own battle, with multiple changes of position behind McClure and Beare.

Weston momentarily took third place at the half way mark of the race as Brumfield retired, as Beare and McClure continued to swap positions for the lead, in a battle which Street Stock fans have seen time and time again.

Mark Jennings had his turn in third place, but that too would be short lived as Mick Clark, who started from position ten moved to third, with Jennings retiring soon after.

Clarke joined the battle for the lead in the closing stages, with less than a second separating McClure, Beare and Clark at the end of the race. Jayden Edwards, Jeremy Weston and Steve Gartner rounded out the top six.

Earlier, nine qualifying heats were held with Weston winning the opening heat, before McClure and Beare won heats two and three. Michael Clarke convincingly won heat four, while Justin Brumfield was too good, easily winning heat five. Steve Gartner would win the final heat of the second round to make it six different winners from six heats. McClure won heat seven, to become the only driver to win more than one heat, while Jason DeGoldi won narrowly in heat eight, before Mark Jennings easily accounted for the opposition in the final heat.

:: Street Stock, Blue Lake Classic

Heat 1, 10 Laps: 1. S117 Jeremy Weston, 2. S32 Steve Gartner, 3. NT5 Justin Brumfield, 4. S21 Mark Jennings, 5. V64 Brooke Ferguson, 6. S9 Paul Hayes, 7. V81 Dylan Campton, 8. V62 Timothy Humby (9 laps), 9. V68 Kayla Knox (9). Time: 3.10.702, Winning Margin: 2.212, Fastest Lap: 18.295 S117 Jeremy Weston

Heat 2, 10 Laps: 1. V24 Brad McClure, 2. S18 Jason Duell, 3. S87 Jayden Edwards, 4. V83 David Barrie, 5. V27 Jason DeGoldi, 6. V21 Donald Irving, 7. V42 Chris Whatmore (4 laps), 8. S59 Hayden Jolly (2). Time: 3.09.306, Winning Margin: 2.179, Fastest Lap: 18.608 S18 Jason Duell

Heat 3, 10 Laps: 1. S46 Anthony Beare, 2. V88 Timothy Hutchinson, 3. V48 Michael Clarke, 4. V12 Darren Giacometti, 5. V5 Steven Watts, 6. V39 Gerard Mabbitt, 7. V83 Scott Mason, 8. V13 Benny Barker. Time: 2.59.503, Winning Margin: 3.945, Fastest Lap: 17.775 S46 Anthony Beare

Heat 4, 10 Laps: 1. V48 Michael Clarke, 2. S21 Mark Jennings, 3. S87 Jayden Edwards, 4. V81 Dylan Campton, 5. S117 Jeremy Weston, 6. V13 Benny Barker, 7. V62 Timothy Humby. DNF: 8. V5 Steven Watts (7 laps), 9. V83 Scott Mason (3). Time: 2.51.212, Winning Margin: 3.409, Fastest Lap: 16.309 V48 Michael Clarke

Heat 5, 10 Laps: 1. NT5 Justin Brumfield, 2. S46 Anthony Beare, 3. V27 Jason DeGoldi, 4. V21 Donald Irving, 5. V83 David Barrie, 6. V88 Timothy Hutchinson, 7. S18 Jason Duell. DNF: 8. V42 Chris Whatmore (0). Time: 2.52.670, Winning Margin: 2.935, Fastest Lap: 16.962 NT5 Justin Brumfield

Heat 6, 10 Laps: 1. S32 Steve Gartner, 2. V24 Brad McClure, 3. V12 Darren Giacometti, 4. V39 Gerard Mabbitt, 5. V68 Kayla Knox, 6. S59 Hayden Jolly. DNF: 7. V64 Brooke Ferguson (1). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: N/A, Fastest Lap: 17.205 V24 Brad McClure

Heat 7, 10 Laps: 1. V24 Brad McClure, 2. V81 Dylan Campton, 3. NT5 Justin Brumfield, 4. S18 Jason Duell, 5. V5 Steven Watts, 6. V88 Timothy Hutchinson, 7. V48 Michael Clarke, 8. V68 Kayla Knox, 9. S59 Hayden Jolly. Time: 2.52.364, Winning Margin: 1.901, Fastest Lap: 16.893 V24 Brad McClure

Heat 8, 10 Laps: 1. V27 Jason DeGoldi, 2. S46 Anthony Beare, 3. S87 Jayden Edwards, 4. S32 Steve Gartner, 5. V39 Gerard Mabbitt, 6. V62 Timothy Humby, 7. V13 Benny Barker. DNF: V12 Darren Giacometti (1 lap). Time: 2.22.744 (8 laps), Winning Margin: 0.801, Fastest Lap: 17.314 S87 Jayden Edwards

Heat 9, 10 Laps: 1. S21 Mark Jennings, 2. S117 Jeremy Weston, 3. V83 David Barrie, 4. S9 Paul Hayes, 5. V21 Donald Irving. DNF: 6. V42 Chris Whatmore (0). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 3.895, Fastest Lap: 17.086 S117 Jeremy Weston

A Main, 30 Laps: 1. V24 Brad McClure, 2. S46 Anthony Beare, 3. V48 Mick Clarke, 4. S87 Jayden Edwards, 5. S117 Jeremy Weston, 6. S32 Steven Gartner, 7. V5 Steven Watts, 8. V27 Jason DeGoldi, 9. V42 Chris Whatmore, 10. V88 Timothy Hutchinson, 11. V21 Donald Irving, 12. V13 Benny Barker, 13. V81 Dylan Campton, 14. V12 Darren Giacometti, 15. C83 David Barrie, 16. V39 Gerrard Mabbitt (28 laps), 17. V62 Timothy Humby (28), 18. V68 Kayla Knox (28), 19. S59 Hayden Jolly (26). DNF: 20. S21 Mark Jennings (22), 21. S9 Paul Hayes (18), 22. NT5 Justin Brumfield (14). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.365, Fastest Lap: 16.843 V24 Brad McClure