by | Feb 28, 2021 | SSA Production Sedans, WA

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2018 WA Street Stock Champion Hayden Norman is the overnight leader in the 2020/2021 Cranecorp Australia, RPM Race Products SSA Production Sedans WA State Title that is being held at the Moora Speedway this weekend.

Norman along with 2017 WA Production Sedan Champion Drew Ogle and the Holden Commodores of Kane McDiarmid and Rick Musarra all had productive evenings to be inside the top five after night one.

Fifty five competitors started the opening night of the 24th running of the State Title for SSA Production Sedans in Western Australia which began in warm sunny conditions at the Central Midlands venue.

The opening heat race of the evening was contested in greasy conditions as a number of cars came to grief including Gary Leeson and Hamish Macalpine.

Just four cars completed the journey as Katanning’s Jake Blight found a way past Hayden Norman on the final circulation with Jacky Moroney stealing second on the line from Norman.

The Natrad Ford Cortina performed a giant killing performance in heat two to hold off Moora’s Jayden McCuish and Jack McAuley who threw everything at Macalpine over the ten laps.

The Cranecorp Australia Holden Commodore of Rick Musarra got the better of the battle with Esperance driver Josh Stewart in heat three as Ashley Baker stormed through the field from position ten to steal the runner up spot on the final lap from Baker.

2007 WA Modified Sedan Champion Shane Brittain drove a solid race in heat four to grab the thirty six points aboard the Mitsubishi Sigma as great battle developed throughout the ten laps for the minors between Peter Huntjens, Kyle Sayer and Beau Riley.

Kane McDiarmid dominated heat five of the title aboard the KMAC Racing Holden Commodore winning by over six seconds from veterans Terry Main and Tim Maughan.2010 National Production Sedan Champion Rod Musarra held off Aydan Trewern to win the final heat of the opening round of competition, with National Junior Sedan Champion Mitchell Baker finishing third.

A delighted Nicholas Porter won his first heat race in a state title to kick off the second round from Jamie Higgs and Jacky Moroney.

2007 WA Production Sedan Champion Nuno Mendes held off good mate Barry Rose in heat eight in what was a star studded line up featuring some of the title’s leading contenders.

Heartbreak for Dale Cockman occurred in heat nine when the Moora Automotive Ford Falcon retired to the infield with a flat right rear tyre handing victory to the Mitsubishi Magna of David Francis in what was a stoppage filled affair.

Pre event favourite Kyle Sayer found form in heat ten to claim maximum points with Jake Blight having a suspension failure on the final corner handing second place to Jayden McCuish.

The TLC Contracting Holden Commodore of Hayden Norman dominated heat eleven as Terry Main and Rickie Nuccini had a spirited battle for second place.

Josh Fraser put ten faultless laps together to claim the victory in heat twelve as Drew Ogle came from position nine to finish in the runner up position from Rick Musarra.

Disaster struck the beautifully turned out Holden Commodore of Peter Huntjens who lead nine laps of heat thirteen as he retired to the infield handing the win to two time state champion in Production Sedans Matt Noakes.

The biggest incident of the night occurred in heat fourteen of the state title as five time state champion spun his Holden Torana in front of Jacky Moroney, with Moroney’s Commodore rolling after contact with the spinning Belfield.

Victorian Champion Beau Riley claimed the win in heat fifteen holding off Josh Fraser and David Francis.Hayden Norman won his second heat of the state title in heat sixteen as a battle raged for the minors between Kane McDiarmid, Jake Blight and Barry Rose.

Just five cars contested the second last heat of the night in heat seventeen as Drew Ogle dominated the ten laps in the Mick’s Auto Works Holden Commodore defeating Jayden McCuish and Nuno Mendes.

Ashley Baker’s impressive opening night continued in the final heat of the night as the Western Regional Towing backed entry got the victory from the Holden Commodores of Rick Musarra and Jack McAuley.

The second night of proceedings will begin at 5.15pm with the grand parade ahead of the final six heat races, two B Mains and forty lap main event.

The Official Pointscore after Night One of the 2020/2021 SSA Production Sedan WA State Title

1. WA6 Hayden Norman 95

2. WA13 Drew Ogle 92

3. WA31 Kane McDiarmid 87

4. W21 Rick Musarra 87

5. W95 Kyle Sayer 85

6. W58 Jayden McCuish 84

7. W11 Ashley Baker 81

8. WX5 Josh Fraser 74

9. W84 Jamie Higgs 73

10. W2 Nuno Mendes 72

11. W616 David Francis 69

12. W40 Beau Riley 67

13. WA61 Jake Blight 65

14. W7 Terry Main 62

15. W88 Shane Brittain 59

16. W12 Rod Musarra 57

17. WA11 Josh Macalpine 57

18. W71 Aydan Trewern 56

19. W78 Jacky Moroney 56

20. W96 Jack McAuley 54

21. WA9 Tim Maughan 53

22. W20 Matt Noakes 52

23. W181 Barry Rose 51

24. W53 Leon Wood 49

25. W26 Robbie Trenaman 49

26. W27 Nicholas Porter 48

27. W18 Gary Leeson 48

28. W61 Ron Belfield 46

29. WA19 Josh Stewart 46

30. W9 Mitchell Baker 41

31. W41 Rickie Nuccini 40

32. W92 Ricky Williams 40

33. W31 Ethan Cooper 39

34. WX11 Daniel Day 38

35. W666 Peter Katona 38

36. W00 Hamish Macalpine 33

37. WA5 Peter Huntjens 33

38. W6 Todd Moon 33

39. W28 Jason Whitehead 33

40. WA28 Michael Clark 33

41. W72 Jeff Dickerson 32

42. W3 Frank Does 29

43. W74 Bernie Matkovich 29

44. W86 Wayne Leviston 28

45. W17 Craig Lenane 28

46. W16 Jenna Blight 28

47. W99 Benny Curtin 23

48. W5 Dale Cockman 22

49. WA27 Jackson Derrick 22

50. W172 Jim McGorman 22

51. WA7 Prue Plowright 19

52. W14 Anthony Page 16

53. W89 Michael Sudholz 10

54. W24 Rod Smith 10

55. W13 Shane Dubberlin 6