Noakes Wins The Back, Penn Wins The War

by | Apr 8, 2019 | Latest News, Results


Speedway Sedans Australia News

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

Nathan Penn has become the 2018/2019 Cranecorp WA Modified Sedan Series Champion by virtue of claiming a runner up finish in the final round held last night at the Moora Speedway in the Central Midlands region of Western Australia.

Penn defeated Matt Noakes by just two points in the series standings with Noakes claiming the feature race win at the final round.

Twelve Modified Sedans converged on the Moora Speedway with former State Champion Allan Mortimer out after hot laps with engine related problems.

Nathan Penn dominated the opening heat race of the night with Dale Cockmans debut in the division ending early with the local Moora driver also experiencing engine issues.

The Picton Automotive Ford Falcon of Adam Houston would lead the second heat race from start to finish with Penn and Noakes having a great battle for second in the concluding stages.

Noakes wrestled some points back in the final heat leading the entire ten laps with Penn only finding a way past Branden Fraser on the final lap of the race for second place.

The Southern Stump & Mulching Services Shootout went the way of Matt Noakes with the two series point leaders sharing the front row for the main event.

Noakes stormed away from the field at the start of the feature race with Penn immediately under pressure from Branden Fraser in the battle for second.

Further back Houston, Paul Stevens, Matt Kata and Anthony King had a great tussle for the minor placings with Noakes continuing to increase his lead in the final laps.

Noakes would go on to record his fourth feature race win of the 2018/2019 Cranecorp WA Modified Sedan Series with Penn narrowly holding on to second place with Branden Fraser applying loads of pressure as the race concluded.

Matt Kata got into fourth by the end of the twenty laps finishing ahead of Houston, Stevens, King and Merv Penn.

Nathan Penn was extremely emotional post race where he thanked his family and crew for all their support in helping him take out his maiden WA Modified Sedan Series Championship.

The Western Australian Modified Sedan Drivers Association would like to thank Moora Automotive Service & Repair for their support of the final round held at Moora Speedway.

Modified Sedan racing in Western Australia will now take a short break ahead of the SSWA Modified Sedan State Title to be held at the Broome Speedway on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2019.

Official Results

Heat One, Ten Laps: 1. W57 Nathan Penn, 2. W2 Branden Fraser, 3. W6 Paul Stevens, 4. W20 Matt Noakes, 5. W7 Matt Kata, 6. W1 Anthony King, 7. W18 Adam Houston, 8. W22 Brett Mills, 9. W17 Merv Penn, 10. W15 Peter Fraser, DNF W5 Dale Cockman (9), DNS W74 Allan Mortimer

Heat Two, Ten Laps: 1. W18 Adam Houston, 2. W57 Nathan Penn, 3. W20 Matt Noakes, 4. W1 Anthony King, 5. W2 Branden Fraser, 6. W6 Paul Stevens, 7. W15 Peter Fraser, 8. W7 Matt Kata, 9. W17 Merv Penn, 10. W22 Brett Mills, DNS W5 Dale Cockman

Heat Three, Ten Laps: 1. W20 Matt Noakes, 2. W57 Nathan Penn, 3. W2 Branden Fraser, 4. W18 Adam Houston, 5. W6 Paul Stevens, 6. W17 Merv Penn, 7. W7 Matt Kata, DNF W22 Brett Mills (8), W1 Anthony King (2), W15 Peter Fraser (2)

Southern Stump & Mulching Services Shootout Winner Matt Noakes

Feature Race, Twenty Laps: 1. W20 Matt Noakes, 2. W57 Nathan Penn, 3. W2 Branden Fraser, 4. W7 Matt Kata, 5. W18 Adam Houston, 6. W6 Paul Stevens, 7. W1 Anthony King, 8. W17 Merv Penn, DNS W22 Brett Mills, W15 Peter Fraser

The 2018/2019 Cranecorp Australia WA Modified Sedan Series is proudly supported by
Cranecorp Australia
Totally Independent Tyre Service & Mechanical
Civil Hirings Pty Ltd
Blackman Fabrications
Sanmel Contracting
Adam Holt Industries
Moora Automotive & Servicing
Southern Stump & Mulching Services
Glenbrae Trucking
LF Graphix
Speedway Sedans Western Australia

Details courtesy of Allan Smallwood Jnr