by | Mar 18, 2024 | QLD, SSA Super Sedans

Press Release Courtesy of the Super Sedan Association.

JJ Hamilton and Hayden Brims have claimed a feature race each in the inaugural Jack Childs Challenge at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night.

It was an action packed night which also was the tenth round of the McCosker Super Sedan Series and the penultimate round of the Ultimate Super Sedan Championship.

Brims kicked his night off with a commanding victory in the opening heat of the night. Brims led home Tasmanian visitor David Nichols in second, and Hamilton in third.

New National Champion Darren Kane decimated the field in heat two, taking the win from Tania Smith in second, and Justin Randall in third.

Kane made it two from two in heat number three, storming from the back of the bus for his second heat win of the evening. Nichols secured another runner-up finish after also starting from deep in the field, and Zac Brims rounded out the podium in third.

Brims saw Kane’s effort from heat three and said “anything you can do, I can do it better” and blasted through the field for his second heat win of the night. Hamilton led until the last lap, but ended up second, with Toowoomba’s own Sean Black crossing the line in third.

Kane and Brims were set to launch from the front row of the grid for the first feature. With Nichols and Hamilton to launch from row two.

Drama struck before the green flag could drop with Brims pulling up lame on the back straight and exiting the track before the race could start.

This elevated Hamilton to the front row alongside Kane.

Kane got a great launch and led the first circulation from Hamilton in second, Black in third who was originally scheduled to start sixth, Nichols in fourth and Zac Brims in fifth.

Kane was in a league of his own out front and had lapped up to seventh after just nine laps.

Brims took fourth from Nichols and would move to third a couple of laps later relegating Black to fourth position.

Kane was running away with the victory and just like that it was snatched away as the car cut out with an electrical issue ending his charge just two laps from home.

And all of a sudden the battle for the win was alive and well as Hamilton had Zac Brims all over his bumper with a lap and a half to run.

Brims drew level in turn three on the final circulation, but Hamilton had just enough momentum to rally around the outside to claim the opening feature of the night.

Brims crossed the line second, from Black in third, Nichols in fourth and Josh McLaren in fifth.

The front row for the second feature miraculously ended up being the same as the front row for the first feature, with Hayden Brims to launch from pole and Kane on his outside.

Brims got a great start and set off into the lead from Kane, Bob McCosker, Rob Hamilton, and Michael Taylor in the top five after the opening lap.

The moves from the back of the pack were coming in quick order with Nichols moving from tenth to fifth after three laps, and Black from eleventh to sixth after four laps.

Brims and Kane stretched their legs out front and were into heavy lap traffic after just six laps.

Nichols and Black continued to make progress moving to fourth and fifth respectively after nine laps. Zac Brims bought into the battle in sixth as the caution light was out with fifteen laps remaining.

Hayden Brims led at the resumption from Kane, McCosker, Black and Zac Brims as Nichols exited the race with a flat right rear tyre.

Black and Zac Brims fought over the final spot on the podium as Brims came unstuck and spun in turns one and two to bring out the caution with six laps remaining.

Hayden Brims snuck away in the closing stages to claim the win in the second feature race from Kane in second, Black in third who was the only driver to finish on the podium in both feature races.

Hamilton was next across the line fourth, and Zac Brims rounded out the top five after recovering from being sent to the rear of the field.

The McCosker Super Sedan Series will return to action in three weeks with round eleven at Mothar Mountain Speedway in Gympie.

Jack Childs Challenge

A Main 1 – 24 laps

1. B48 JJ Hamilton, 2. N29 Zac Brims, 3. Q26 Sean Black, 4. T3 David Nichols, 5. C96 Josh McLaren, 6. N3 Tania Smith (23), 7. G4 Mark Pagel (23), 8. B11 Rob Hamilton (22), 9. B8 Graeme Rangihuna (22), 10. GL39 Bob McCosker (22), 11. LV42 Michael Taylor (21), DNF A1 Darren Kane (22), B10 Shannon Jordan (19), LV26 Bradley White (14) DNS N77 Hayden Brims

A Main 2 – 24 laps

1. N77 Hayden Brims, 2. A1 Darren Kane, 3. Q26 Sean Black, 4. B48 JJ Hamilton, 5. N29 Zac Brims, 6. GL39 Bob McCosker, 7. G4 Mark Pagel, 8. N3 Tania Smith, 9. B11 Rob Hamilton, 10. LV42 Michael Taylor (23), 11. B8 Graeme Rangihuna (23), DNF C96 Josh McLaren (15), T3 David Nichols (11), B10 Shannon Jordan (8), LV26 Bradley White (7).

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