by | Jul 4, 2021 | SSA Street Stocks, WA

Images by Ashleigh Herbert Photography

Carnarvon’s Jace Kempton has claimed one of the biggest wins of his Street Stock racing career by taking out the 2021 Karratha Machinery Hire Brett Johnson Memorial at the Nickol Bay Speedway last night.

Kempton trailed polesitter Jake Hoath from the vast majority of the race with the two young guns of the class in the North of Western Australia putting a on a great display for the great crowd in attendance.

Hoath unfortunately fell back through the field late in the race after suffering a flat tyre within sight of the finish.A fantastic battle for the minors occurred between the likes of Stevie O’Dowd, Lenny Bates, Paul Bowman, Jack McAuley and Trent Claybrook.

O’Dowd was the beneficiary of Hoath’s bad luck moving into second on the final circulation with Claybrook making a outstanding pass to go from sixth into third in one corner.

Jace Kempton will now take his Novus Glass Holden Commodore to the tight confines of the Shark Bay Speedway next weekend for the 34th Annual Far Western Championships as looks to win the event for the fourth time.

Official Result

A Main, 25 Laps- 1. 55 Jace Kempton, 2. 19 Stevie O’Dowd, 3. 2 Trent Claybrook, 4. 96 Jack McAuley, 74 Lenny Bates, 6. 3 Trent Lyall, 7. 11 Rowan Drysdale, 8. 52 Paul Bowman, 9. 48 Jim Dixon, 10. 12 Kade Helms, 11. 35 Craig Clayton, 12. 123 Matt Lowe, 13. 29 Jake Hoath, 14. 97 Brad Wilde, 15. 32 Ben Ferris, 16. 39 Alan Couper, 17 31 Alan Veldkamp, DNF 78 Shayne Doust (19), 21 Colm O’Riordan (17), 120 Clinton Waldron (12), 82 Clint Marks (10), 47 Shane Snell (1)