Speedway Sedans Australia News
Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media
Darren Kane has fired a warning to his rivals in the lead up to this seasons National Title, after he drove away from the opposition on Saturday night, as Sydneys Valvoline Raceway, the host venue for the 2017/2018 Speedway Sedans Australia, National Super Sedan Title.
Kane started the twenty five lap main event on the front row with Lachlan Onley, while Lucas Roberts and Sam Roza would start from row two.
Kane immediately jumped to the lead while Sam Roza slipped right back through the field in a congested opening lap.
Lucas Roberts from Victoria moved to third, but that would be short lived as Ryan Alexander seized on an opportunity, passing Roberts on lap four to move to third. Ian Brims moved through the field, passing Roberts on lap ten to move to fourth, all the while, Kane moved further in front. Roberts would eventually slip back through the field and fail to finish.
Corey Smith from Tasmania did not qualify well, starting from the seventh row, made consistent moves to systematically move through the field, passing Peter Nicola to claim fifth with four laps remaining.
Kane was consistently quicker than every car on a very fast race track, to cruise to a comfortable victory. Lachlan Onley finished well clear of Alexander who finished just ahead of a fast finishing Ian Brims (0.118), with Smith, Nicola and Steve Latham the only drivers to finish all twenty five laps.
Earlier Lucas Roberts and Steve Lathan would win the opening two heats, before Darren Kane won heat three, setting a staggering lap time of 14.632, the quickest lap of the night, with Lachlan Onley taking the final qualifying heat.
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Heat 1, 10 Laps: 1. V0 Lucas Roberts, 2. Q77 Sam Roza, 3. N17 Lachlan Onley, 4. N47 Daryl Moon, 5. T41 Adam Beechey, 6. N23 Andrew White, 7. N7 Mark Sommers (9 laps), 8. N7 Wayne Dick (8). DNS: N44 Bernie Roberts. Time: 2.50.652, Winning Margin: 6.179, Fastest Lap: 15.731 V0 Lucas Roberts
Heat 2, 10 Laps: 1. T8 Steve Latham, 2. V5 Anthony Randall, 3. S47 Ryan Alexander, 4. A1 Darren Kane, 5. V1 Peter Nicola, 6. T16 Corey Smith, 7. Q76 Ian Brims. DNF: 8. N57 Paul Kranitis (7 laps), 9. V3 Mick Nicola (7). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.932, Fastest Lap: 15.264 A1 Darren Kane
Heat 3, 10 Laps: 1. A1 Darren Kane, 2. V1 Peter Nicola, 3. Q76 Ian Brims, 4. V0 Lucas Roberts, 5. N23 Andrew White, 6. N7 Wayne Dick, 7. N7 Mark Sommers. DNS: V3 Mick Nicola, N44 Bernie Roberts. Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 4.577, Fastest Lap: 14.632 A1 Darren Kane
Heat 4, 10 Laps: 1, N17 Lachlan Onley, 2. T41 Adam Beechey, 3. Q77 Sam Roza, 4. S47 Ryan Alexander, 5. V5 Anthony Randall, 6. N47 Daryl Moon. DNF: 7. N57 Paul Kranitis (9 laps), 8. T16 Corey Smith (7), 9. T8 Steve Latham (4). Time: 2.36.813, Winning Margin: 1.408, Fastest Lap: 15.085 S47 Ryan Alexander
A Main, 25 Laps: 1. A1 Darren Kane, 2. N17 Lachlan Onley, 3. S47 Ryan Alexander, 4. Q76 Ian Brims, 5. T16 Corey Smith, 6. V1 Peter Nicola, 7. T8 Steve Latham, 8. Q77 Sam Roza (24 laps), 9. N47 Daryl Moon (24), 10. N7 Mark Sommers (16), 11. V0 Lucas Roberts (15), 12. N57 Paul Kranitis (7), 13. N23 Andrew White (3), 14. V5 Anthony Randall (0), 15. N7 Wayne Dick (0). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 6.604, Fastest Lap: 15.455 A1 Darren Kane
Darren Kane flanked by Lachlan Onley and Ryan Alexander. Photos courtesy of Valvoline Raceway Facebook Page