Press Release Courtesy of Super Sedans Tasmania, Image by Angryman Photography.
Callum Harper has dominated two nights of Tasmanian Super Sedan action, by winning the Geoff Stagg Memorial and Round Four of the TSSS brought to you by Angryman Photography at Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway.
Before backing up the following night to win Round Five of the TSSS Brought to you by Platinum Prints at Gulf Western and Independent Oils Raceway in Latrobe.
Aaron Dillon kicked off the Geoff Stagg Memorial with his first ever heat win in Super Sedans. Dillon led home his father Wayne Dillon, and the returning Robbie Bird who crossed the line third.
Harper would take out the first of his two heat wins in heat two.
Steve Latham would cross the line second, ahead of Corey Smith who was also making his first appearance of the season.
Laura Davidson would greet the chequers first in a shortened third heat.
Brad McMaster, and Ian Howells would record their first heat race podium finishes in second and third respectively.
Harper would win the fourth heat, a second clear of Latham again in second. Bird would round out the podium in third.
Harper would be joined on the front row for the thirty lap feature race by Aaron Dillon, despite Dillon finishing his second heat race on his roof!
To the surprise of many Dillon got a mega launch on the top side of the track and would lead the opening lap.
Harper rallied however and would take the lead on lap two.
Davidson and Smith would move through to second and third on lap three, before Smith would take second from Davidson on lap five.
Smith worked hard to make some inroads on Harper before the caution light was out on lap seven for a spinning Ian Howells.
From the restart Harper was dominant getting away to a big lead.
Bird was the one making the moves through the field and having started from the middle of the pack, had made his way up to second with five laps remaining.
Harper however was never headed and would cross the line more than six seconds clear of the rest of the field.
Bird would finish second, ahead of Smith in third. Wayne Dillon would finish fourth, ahead of Davidson in fifth.
Geoff Stagg Memorial A Main – 30 laps1. T22 Callum Harper, 2. T71 Robbie Bird, 3. T6 Corey Smith, 4. T48 Wayne Dillon, 5. T61 Laura Davidson, 6. T52 Brad McMaster, 7. T49 Aaron Dillon, 8. T57 Robert Flynn (29), 9. T26 Peter Johnston (29), DNF T75 Brendan Flynn (3), T10 Andrew Poke (2), DISQ T44 Ian Howells (7), DNS N1 Steve Latham, T7 Nathan Howells, T12 Luke Gunn, T3 David Nichols, T4 Marcus Alexander, T18 Dwaine Sonners
Harper’s winning form would continue the following night in Round Five of the TSSS brought to you by Platinum Prints at Gulf Western and Independent Oils Raceway in Latrobe
.David Nichols fought back after significant damage at Carrick, to record a big win in the opening heat of the night. Luke Gunn also bounced back to finish second after rolling at Carrick.
Robbie Bird would round out the podium in third.Steve Latham decimated the field in heat two, crossing the line more than eight seconds clear of Aaron Dillon in second. Dwaine Sonners would cross the line third, right on Dillon’s tail.
Harper would secure pole position for the thirty lap feature race with a win in heat three. Corey Smith would cross the line second, with Gunn in third.
Harper would start the main event from pole position, with Latham on his outside.
Harper and Latham would run the opening two laps side by side, putting on a great display for the fans.
Latham would clear Harper at the start of lap three and get away to a couple of car length lead.
Harper would fight back and take the lead out of turn two on the sixth lap of the race. Harper would get out to a big lead, but was getting into heavy lap traffic with ten laps to run.
Latham had a sniff, but Harper was ultra impressive in traffic and would clear away again to greet the chequers five seconds clear of Latham in second.
Gunn would run a lonely race to take third, Nichols would narrowly hold on for fourth, ahead of Smith who would round out the top five in a race that went thirty laps green to chequer in just nine minutes!
Teams will now have two weeks to prepare for the 2023 Tassie Tiger Super Sedan Trail which will kick off with the Tasmanian Title at Latrobe on the 13th and 14th of January.
TSSS Round Five A Main – 30 laps1. T22 Callum Harper, 2. N1 Steve Latham, 3. T12 Luke Gunn, 4. T3 David Nichols, 5. T6 Corey Smith, 6. T61 Laura Davidson, 7. T48 Wayne Dillon (29), 8. T4 Marcus Alexander (29), 9. T49 Aaron Dillon (29), 10. T71 Robbie Bird (29), 11. T18 Dwaine Sonners (29), 12. T52 Brad McMaster (29), 13. T75 Brendan Flynn (28), DNS T10 Andrew Poke
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