by | Mar 24, 2024 | SSA Street Stocks, WA

Official Release by Broth Enterprises.

In a race that had plenty of moments, Matt Hammond stood strong to win the Street Stock Coal Miner at the Make Smoking History Collie Speedway.

Hammond in a race that had many of comers and goers in its 52-lap event defeated David Padmore and Cody Avins.

It might have been Hammond who grabbed the lead as the field went to green, but Blake Iwanow got the upper hand as he and Avins started the marathon fast.

With four completed Avins bad luck continued in the Coal Miner, this time it was a flat tyre while he challenged for the lead.

Another restart after six laps was completed when Jamie Goodwin spun on turn three. This was bad news for Hammond as he missed the start and allowed Matt Iwanow, Lenny Bates and Ethan Genev able to get by.

The pitstop came in earlier than anyone could imagine with a lap 20 restart throwing everyone out of sequence.

This came after Peter Dowie and Ethan Cooper slowed on track bringing on the fourth yellow out.

After the fuel stop, Bates was on the charge getting ahead of Iwanow but it only lasted three-quarters of a lap until contact between the two saw Bates spinning and being collected by Damon Thomson.

Bates, Thomson and Linda Yates were sidelined and Matt Iwanow was sent to the tail of the field with 32 still remaining.

Hammond was the big winner when we went back to green as he hit the front over Blake Iwanow over 0.006 at the line the yellows came after the lap was completed when Daniel Flavel and Wayne Thomson come to a stop. The drama did not stop there as Blake Iwanow went to the infield and after looking strong was out of the Coal Miner.

All of a sudden Avins and Matt Iwanow found themselves battling David Padmore for the podium but it all come unstuck when Iwanow joined his brother on the infield with a flat right-front tyre.

From here on in it finally calmed down for Hammond as he stretched his lead over Padmore and Avins until nine laps to go when a lapped car played havoc with Hammond. But even after the contact he cruised to victory.

This was Hammond’s first victory under the Broth Enterprise banner, becoming the sixth different winner of a Month of Madness/North/South Shootout A-Main and the 32 overall in all series.

The next round of the ODH Mechanical North/South Shootout will be held at the Moora Speedway as part of the SSA Street Stock WA Title in April

Street Stocks Feature Lineup: 52 laps: 1. WA4 Matt Hammond, 2. WX4 Blake Iwanow, 3. W31 Cody Avins, 4. W11 Matthew Iwanow, 5. W74 Lenny Bates, 6. W88 Peter Dowie, 7. W10 Damon Thomson, 8. W616 Jamie Goodwin, 9. W15 Wayne Thomson, 10. W4 Ethan Genev, 11. W35 Craig Clayton, 12. W118 Jack Favero, 13. W24 Jake Williams, 14. W83 Daniel Ameduri, 15. W26 David Padmore, 16. WA15 Daniel Flavel, 17. W56 Ethan Cooper, 18. W50 Linda Yates, 19. W44 Tim Pratt, 20. WA10 Johnny Terriaca, 21. W7 Mick Hamon.


1. WA4 Matt Hammond, 2. W26 David Padmore, 3. W31 Cody Avins, 4. W35 Craig Clayton, 5. WA15 Daniel Flavel, 6. W24 Jake Williams, 7. W15 Wayne Thomson (51), 8. W83 Daniel Ameduri (51). DNF: W4 Ethan Genev (36), W11 Matthew Iwanow (29), WX4 Blake Iwanow (23), W74 Lenny Bates (21), W10 Damon Thomson (21), W50 Linda Yates (21), W56 Ethan Cooper (20), W88 Peter Dowie (19), W616 Jamie Goodwin (5), W44 Tim Pratt (4). DNS: W7 Mick Hamon, WA10 Johnny Terriaca, W118 Jack Favero. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.344. Fastest Lap: 20.783 WA4 Matt Hammond.


Round One: Collie Speedway – March 23 (Coalminer 52) – Winner: Matt Hammond

Round Two: Moora Speedway – April 26 & 27 (SSA Street Stock WA Title)

Round Three: IFuels Carnarvon Speedway – June 1 & 2 (North West Championship and Westralia Cup)

Round Four: Nickol Bay Speedway, Karratha – June 28 & 29 (Brett Johnson Memorial)