Press Release by Morgan Melvin, Images by Peter Roebuck
The third round of the Novus Glass Street Stock Month of Madness started with a bang as Damon Lyall and Ben Norman came out on top during the opening night of racing at the Perth Motorplex.
Racing was once again on point from the Street Stocks all night long, with three and four-wide racing throughout the field in both main events for the night.
Ben Norman has bounced back from a horrid opening week of the series, winning the opening feature.
Damon Lyall was able to take home his second preliminary feature in the second.
Norman was never headed tonight in winning convincingly over Gordon Wyatt and Lachlan Dellar, with Lyall taking the checkers from Hayden Norman and Evan Wakefield.
The opening feature saw only one corner completed before the yellows came on for front row starter Jake Hoath who spun in front of the field.
Most of the chasing pack was able to miss the stationary Hoath except for Dellar, who hit the left front of the Derby drivers machine, ending his night.
Norman pulled away from the field from the restart with the battle of the race for fifth place with as many as five cars, all in contention.
But none of them was a match for Norman.It was a two-horse racing in the second feature as Lyall didn’t have it his way.
He had company all race long from Hayden Norman, who constantly tried to work the inside Lyall.
In the early stages of the event, it was anyone’s guess who would win the second feature with Lyall and Norman under attack from Wakefield and Jamie Oldfield in the opening half, until Oldfield had a flat at the halfway point and Wakefield enjoying the company of the concrete wall.
Street Stocks will compete in one heat race before their B-Main and Feature tomorrow night.
Street Stocks Feature 1, 15 laps: 1. W66 Ben Norman, 2. W95 Gordon Wyatt, 3. W195 Lachlan Dellar, 4. W72 Russell Gunn, 5. W4 Ethan Genev, 6. W3 Trent Lyall, 7. W87 Adam Cornish, 8. W83 Stefani Ameduri, 9. W84 Brooke Oldfield, 10. W12 Kade Helms, 11. W5 Barry Roberts, 12. W68 Justin Hurst, 13. W314 Sean Puttick, 14. W337 Christian Williams (14). DNF: W9 Blake Iwanow (14), W00 Hamish Macalpine (9), W31 Cody Avins (5), WA6 Brinley McGaffin (4), W29 Jake Hoath (0). DQ: W52 Shay Roberts. DNS: W55 Jace Kempton. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 3.023. Fastest Lap: 21.572 W66 Ben Norman.
Street Stocks Feature 2, 15 laps: 1. W27 Damon Lyall, 2. W6 Hayden Norman, 3. W21 Evan Wakefield, 4. W94 Robert Dunbar, 5. W24 Jake Williams, 6. W23 Matt Lowe, 7. W110 Clayton Blee, 8. W48 Jim Dixon, 9. W7 Josh Martinelli, 10. WX24 Mark Murray, 11. WA24 James Lawton, 12. W10 Damon Thomson, 13. W609 Jamie Goodwin, 14. W2 Marty Kelly, 15. W41 Jacob Gittos. DNF: WA1 Jamie Oldfield (8), WA8 Dave Watson (7). DNS: W8 Matthew Iwanow, W17 Brian Jackson, W37 Barney Makene. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.508. Fastest Lap: 21.437 W6 Hayden Norman.