by | Jan 29, 2024 | SSA Super Sedans, TAS

Press Release Courtesy of Super Sedans Tasmania.

Brad Pascoe has completed a remarkable three weekends of racing in Tasmania, taking out the AutoKlene Grand National at AutoKlene Hobart Raceway to complete a clean sweep of the 2024 Tassie Tiger Super Sedan Trail.

Pascoe sat seventh in the points standings at the conclusion of night one, but quickly showed his class on night two. Pascoe secured a win and a second in his two heat races, which was enough to secure pole position for the fifty lap main event.

Brad opted to start the feature race from the outside of the front row, and was joined on the front row by his father Matty Pascoe.

Brad jumped to the lead from the outside of the front row, with Matty settling into second, from Steve Jordan in third, Jamie Collins in fourth, and Adam Beechey in fifth.

The first caution light was out just after the completion of lap one which saw Steve Latham, Wayne Dillon, and Laura Davidson exit the race.

Brad again jumped to the lead at the restart with Matty and Jordan giving chase and breaking away from the rest of the pack.

Sean Black made some early progress and moved by Luke Gunn on lap fourteen to take sixth, having started from eighth on the grid.

Up front the battle for the lead entered lap traffic as Matty closed in on the rear bumper of his son.

The traffic was intense, and a lap car spun right in front of the leaders. Brad was able to squeeze by between the spinner and the wall, but Matty made slight contact with the wall ending his charge for the second week in a row from the runner up spot.

Brad led at the resumption from Jordan who inherited second. Pascoe built a couple of car length lead over Jordan, but jumped the cushion in turns one and two allowing Jordan to close right in on the rear bumper.

Pascoe held his nerve and re-built his advantage to go on to record another victory and become the first ever driver to win the Tasmanian Super Sedan Title, Grand Prix and Grand National all in the same season, and he did it at the ripe old age of just nineteen years old!

Jordan crossed the line second in a remarkable recovery after destroying the front end of his car just a fortnight before. Collins rounded out the podium in third.

Beechey crossed the line fourth, from Black in fifth. Luke Gunn recorded his best finish in the Tassie Tiger Super Sedan Trail crossing the line sixth.

Zac Pascoe was next across the line in seventh after a race long battle with David Nichols who crossed the line eighth.

Lee Aylett recovered from his latest motor change to finish ninth, ahead of Leon Cleary who rounded out the top ten.

Super Sedans Tasmania would like to extend a big thank you to all of the mainland drivers, and our own Tasmanian drivers for supporting the 2024 Tassie Tiger Super Sedan Trail. We can’t wait to see you all back next season for the 50th running of the Grand Prix!

AutoKlene Grand National

A Main – 50 laps

1. Q1/T1 Brad Pascoe, 2. Q10 Steve Jordan, 3. V1 Jamie Collins, 4. T14 Adam Beechey, 5. Q26 Sean Black, 6. T12 Luke Gunn, 7. Q6 Zac Pascoe, 8. T3 David Nichols, 9. W4 Lee Aylett, 10. T5 Leon Cleary, 11. T60 Josh Tinning (49), 12. T88 Paul Howard (49), 13. T7 Nathan Howells (48), 14. T16 Dennis Davidson (45), DNF W9 Kemble Aylett (40), S93 Kym Jury (39), N1 Matty Pascoe (36), T48 Wayne Dillon (1), Steve Latham (1), T61 Laura Davidson (1), T47 Lucas Dillon (1), DISQ Q98 Michael Hally (39).