by | Jan 16, 2022 | SSA Super Sedans, TAS

Press Release by Super Sedans Tasmania, Images by Angryman Photography

Callum Harper was victorious in last nights SeaRoad Super Sedan Grand Prix at Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway.

The win was Harper’s second Grand Prix in a row and fourth overall.After the first night was cancelled due to weather, each driver would race three heats before the pole shuffle and fifty lap A Main.

Tasmanian veteran David Nichols got the win in heat one. Luke Gunn continued his good run of form by winning heat two.

Robbie Bird held off a strong field to win heat three, and Harper took a out a big win in heat four.

Queenslands Michael Hally got the win in heat five in his first visit to Tasmania.

Victorian Lucas Roberts held out Harper to win heat six.

Nichols went two for two by winning heat seven, and Queenslands Matt Williams took the win in heat eight.

‘The Joker’ Steve Jordan kicked off the final round of heats with a win in heat nine. Tasmania’s Steve Latham was too good in heat ten.

Victorian Jamie Collins showed his class to win heat eleven, and new Tasmanian Champion Matty Pascoe took the win in the twelfth and final heat of the night.

After twelve heats Harper was the top qualifier with Nichols and Williams right on his tail heading into the pole shuffle.

The battle for pole would come down to Harper and Williams.

Williams got the jump from the line and would go on to earn pole position for the fifty lap main event.

Williams opted to start the race from the inside with Harper on the outside. Harper would get the perfect start and sail into the lead into turn one.

The early race mover was Latham, having started from position six he was into second by just lap five, and began to chase down Harper.

Latham had reeled Harper in through the first couple of lap cars, but Harper was flawless in traffic and got out to an almost five second lead before the first caution light came out on lap thirty.

Williams, Jordan, Pascoe and Collins were having a great scrap in traffic for the minor placings trading positions on numerous occasions, putting on a great show for the fans.

From the restart Latham stormed to the lead in turn one.

Harper fought back on the top of track and the two would trade positions running side by side for six laps before the caution lights were on again on lap thirty six after it looked like Latham had gotten the pass done, but they would go back a lap restoring Harper to the lead.

Meanwhile the battle for third raged on with Jordan having started from seventh getting the better of Williams just before the yellow came on to take third.

Harper got away to a good lead in the final fourteen lap run to the chequered flag and would take out a well earned victory.

Latham would cross the line in second ahead of Williams in third who got the best of Jordan on the final lap. Pascoe would round out the top five after coming out on top of his race long battle with Collins.

We now move forward to this weekend at AutoKlene Hobart Raceway for the Grand National.

Official Result 2022 SeaRoad Super Sedan Grand Prix

A Main – 50 laps1. T22 Callum Harper, 2. T8 Steve Latham, 3. Q3 Matt Williams, 4. Q10 Steve Jordan, 5. Q1 Matty Pascoe, 6. V34 Jamie Collins, 7. V0 Lucas Roberts, 8. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 9. T3 David Nichols, 10. N57 Tyson Moon (49), 11. Q18 Brad Pascoe (49), 12. T48 Wayne Dillon (49), 13. T71 Robbie Bird (49), 14. N21 Darren Anning (49), 15. Q98 Michael Hally (49), 16. Q28 Zac Pascoe (48), 17. T12 Luke Gunn (48), 18. N23 Andrew White (48), 19. T28 Andy Russell (48), 20. T29 Tim Johnson (48), 21. V3 Mick Nicola Snr (47), DNF T14 Adam Beechey (45), N47 Darryl Moon (30), T6 Corey Smith (4)

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