Press Release Courtesy of WA Modified Sedans
Luke Fraser has last night won his third round of the 2021/2022 KCM Transport WA Modified Sedan Series at Make Smoking History, Collie Speedway in a twenty lap final that lasted the distance and saw an incredible finish for the minor places.
Earlier in the night, heat one of the night saw Calon Ball make the best of the start from Sam McAuley and Jayke Malcolm, before Malcolm would have a half spin, dropping him back through the field.
The red lights would come on soon after with Shane Dubberlin coming very close to rolling his Holden Commodore in turn 3 and 4. When the race re-started, Calon Ball would continue to lead right to the end, defeating Sam McAuley and Brenden Higgs.
The second heat would see Luke Fraser lead from the outset from Adam Houston, who would soon find himself buried into the turn one fence, ending his night.
Luke Fraser wouldn’t be headed from the restart, with Kim Williams holding off all challenges right to the final corner when he would run wide, elevating Jason Batchelor to second. Williams would finish third ahead of Coby Stevens.
Luke Fraser would take the win in heat three after a commanding race to comfortably defeat a gallant Jason Batchelor and Calon Ball, who battled through the field leaving Sam McAuley, Coby Stevens and Brenden Higgs to battle for the minor places.
With Adam Houston and Shane Dubberlin out of heat four, it left a field of five to go round with Lee Watt making the best of the jump.
Watt would lead the entire ten lap journey, as West Australian champion Jayke Malcolm tried everything to chase down the leader.
Lee Watt would eventually go on to defeat Jayke Malcolm and Albany’s Merv Penn.
Brendan Higgs would make the most of pole position in the fifth heat of the night, driving away to a two second victory while Luke Fraser battled through the field to finish second ahead of Merv Penn and Gaje Price.
Sam McAuley and Jason Batchelor would fail to finish the event with mechanical dramas.
Heat six would see another red light stoppage after Coby Stevens made heavy contact at the halfway point of the race after contact with another car.
At this point Stevens and Kim Williams would be out of the race which left only four cars, but what a five lap finish we saw. Jayke Malcolm led, while Calon Ball and Lee Watt followed, before one slight mistake on the final lap would see Calon Ball sneak up the inside of Jayke Malcolm to take the win, while Lee Watt and Glenn Harper would finish third and fourth.
After qualifying on the top of the points standings, Luke Fraser would hold off Calon Ball to win the Southern Stump and Mulching Services Shootout and claim pole position for the final for the night.
The twenty lap final started with Luke Fraser making the best of the jump as Calon Ball looked for an early way past our race leader to no avail.
Lee Watt and Jayke Malcolm started to battle for the minor places; one that would last the entirety of the race.
Further back, the battle for fifth and sixth between Jason Batchelor and Brenden Higgs would extend throughout the twenty lap journey, with the two jostling and changing positions multiple times.
As the laps continued to wind down, Luke Fraser continued to extend his lead to over four seconds, while Lee Watt, Jayke Malcolm and Calon Ball continued to scrap for second position.
The trio continued this battle right to the chequered flag, where Luke Fraser would win yet another round of the 2021/2022 KCM Transport WA Modified Sedan Series.
In an incredible feat, the difference between second and third position could not be separated even with electronic timing to three decimal places, meaning that Jayke Malcolm and Lee Watt would both finish second.
Fourth place would be Calon Ball, while Jason Batchelor won the race long battle for fifth over Brenden Higgs. Sam McAuley would finish seventh ahead of Merv Penn and Glenn Harper with Gaje Price unable to finish after completing 18 laps.
A massive thank you to Peter and Sharon Fraser from Civil Hirings for their support of this round of the series once again.
The KCM Transport WA Modified Sedan Series will now take a short break over the Christmas and New Year period and through January to allow for the running of the 2021/2022 SSA Modified Sedan WA Title at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway on January 22nd.
The West Australian Modified Drivers Association would like to wish all of our members and supporters a very Merry Christmas and Happiest of New Years.
Official Results:Modified Sedan Final – 20 Laps: 1. W15 Luke Fraser, 2. W4 Lee Watt and WA1 Jayke Malcolm, 4. W8 Calon Ball, 5. W46 Jason Batchelor, 6. W48 Brenden Higgs, 7. W29 Sam McAuley, 8. W17 Merv Penn, 9. W111 Glenn Harper (19). DNF: W115 Gaje Price (18). DNS: W7 Coby Stevens, W13 Shane Dubberlin, W18 Adam Houston, W33 Kim Williams. Total Time: 6.42.886. Winning Margin: 5.021. Fastest Lap: 19.820 W15 Luke Fraser.
The 2021/2022 KCM Transport WA Modified Sedan Series is proudly supported by:
RPM Race Products
Totally Independent Tyre Service and Mechanical
Southern Stump and Mulching Services
Speedway Sedans Australia Turn 2 Funding Program
Speedway Sedans Western Australia