Speedway Sedans Australia News
Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media
Matty Pascoe has won one of the best ever Speedway Sedans Australia, National Super Sedan Title A Mains, which went forty laps without a stoppage, in a brilliant spectacle at the Heartland Raceway, Moama.
The race track lent itself to the occasion, with two, three and sometimes four wide racing through the field, in a great advertisement, not only for the category but for Speedway.
Defending Champion, Callum Harper started on the front row with Ash Bergmeier, while Pascoe and Mick Nicola Jnr started on the second row.
Harper immediately took the lead and in the early stages did not get away from Bergmeier or Pascoe. On lap five Harper started to move clear, as Bergmeier and Pascoe were joined by Ryan Alexander in what turned out to be a brilliant three way battle which lasted for the next fifteen laps.
On lap twenty, Harper lapped his first competitor, Gary Higgs, as Pascoe and Alexander both passed Bergmeier, and started the chase after Harper. Harper would hit very heavy lapped traffic, and eventually was caught by Pascoe and Alexander, and at one point the three were fighting for the lead in pits bend (turn four).
Pascoe took the lead on lap twenty five, with the traffic now Pascoes issue, with Harper and Alexander having issues getting through the traffic, with Alexander moving to second with ten laps to run.
All the while, behind fourth placed Bergmeier, Michael Nicola Jnr and Darren Kane, ran literally side by side for twenty five laps, in a brilliant spectactle.
With traffic playing a part through the field, Peter Nicola, who won the B Main after a horror run in the qualifying heats, had moved into seventh place with five laps remaining. Pascoe meanwhile had a handy lead, a lead he held to the very end, to become a three time Champion after previous victories in 2013 and 2015.
Ryan Alexander was a highly credible second, with Callum Harper, the outgoing Champion third. Darren Kane finished fourth, while Peter Nicola stormed home in the concluding stages to finish fifth.
For Matty Pascoe, it would be his seventh feature race win of the season, one he dedicated to his Mother and Father who passed away in the last twelve months.
B Main, 20 Laps: 1. Q4 Leigh Williams, 2. V2 Peter Nicola, 3. V34 Jamie Collins, 4. Q12 David Musch, 5. Q41 Kyall Fisher, 6. S93 Kym Jury, 7. V24 David Mackenzie, 8. N7 Wayne Dick, 9. T41 Adam Beechey, 10. V22 Jason Picone, 11. W8 Chris Pavlovich, 12. N33 Mark Towers, 13. V25 Adam Box, 14. T48 Wayne Dillon, 15. Q22 Dale Christensen, 16. N65 Wayne Aylett, 17. V14 Brent Coleman, 18. S22 Paul Blenkiron, 19. Q76 Ian Brims, 20. N56 Kurt Kranitis, 21. N23 Andrew White.
1. V2 Peter Nicola, 2. V34 Jamie Collins, 3. T41 Adam Beechey, 4. Q4 Leigh Williams, 5. Q12 David Musch, 6. Q41 Kyall Fisher, 7. W8 Chris Pavlovich, 8. T48 Wayne Dillon, 9. Q76 Ian Brims, 10. N7 Wayne Dick, 11. V24 David Mackenzie, 12. N23 Andrew White, 13 S93 Kym Jury, 14. V14 Brent Coleman, 15. Q22 Dale Christensen. DNF: 16. N33 Mark Towers (16 laps), 17. V22 Jason Picone (11), 18. V25 Adam Box (7), 19. N65 Wayne Aylett (0), 20. S22 Paul Blenkiron (0), 21. N56 Kurt Kranitis (0). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.894, Fastest Lap: 17.917 V2 Peter Nicola
A Main, 40 Laps: 1. T22 Callum Harper, 2. V16 Ash Bergmeier, 3. Q15 Matty Pascoe, 4. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 5. S47 Ryan Alexander, 6. Q26 Sean Black, 7. Q36 Darren Kane, 8. T8 Steve Latham, 9. Q6 Wayne Randall, 10. V3 Mick Nicola Snr, 11. N21 Darren Anning, 12. V0 Lucas Roberts, 13. V56 Neil Witnish, 14. Q99 Mark Obrien, 15. W81 Gary Higgs, 16. Q44 Trent Wilson. 17. V2 Peter Nicola, 18. V34 Jamie Collins, 19. T41 Adam Beechey, 20. Q4 Leigh Williams
1. Q15 Matty Pascoe, 2. S47 Ryan Alexander, 3. T22 Callum Harper, 4. Q36 Darren Kane, 5. V2 Peter Nicola, 6. V16 Ash Bergmeier, 7. V23 Mick Nicola Jnr, 8. Q26 Sean Black, 9. T8 Steve Latham, 10. Q4 Leigh Williams (39 laps), 11. V34 Jamie Collins (39), 12. Q44 Trent Wilson (39), 13. V0 Lucas Roberts (39), 14. T41 Adam Beechey (39), 15. V3 Mick Nicola Snr (39), 16. V56 Neil Witnish (39), 17. Q99 Mark Obrien (39), 18. W81 Gary Higgs (39). DNF: 19. Q6 Wayne Randall (35), 20. N21 Darren Anning (34). Time: 12.45.422, Winning Margin: 1.564, Fastest Lap: 18.129 T22 Callum Harper