Riley Jnr Takes Latrobe Feature

by | Dec 30, 2018 | Latest News

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

Another big field of Street Stock ventured on Saturday night to the Gulf Western and Independent Oil Raceway, Latrobe, with Dale Riley Jnr winning his fourth Feature Race of the season, and third at the Latrobe venue.

Going into the Feature Race, Riley Jnr would be joined by former State Champion Matt Templar on the front row for the fifteen lap Feature Race.

Templar took the lead and was chased by Riley Jnr all the way, until he eventually took the lead on lap six. Behind them, Damien Hall had moved to third, with John Riley, Nathan Russell and Ben Riley swapping positions at infinitum.

Corey Jetson who started towards the back of the field, made some great moves to pass the bulk of the field, moving to third with five laps remaining, but was a third of a lap behind Riley Jnr and Templar who had a great battle for the lead.

Riley Jnr would prevail by a car length from Templar, with Jetson a distant third, who in-turn, finished well clear of Nathan Russell, Ben Riley and Luke Williams.

Earlier, six qualifying heats were held, with Templar the only driver to win twice.

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Heat 1, 10 Laps: 1. T88 Matthew Templar, 2. T22 Ben Riley, 3. T15 Daniel Cunningham, 4. T55 Nick Anderson, 5. T11 Matt Crawford, 6. T33 Brad Farrell. DNF: 7. T8 Charlie Ivory (5 laps), 8. T98 David Summers (4), 9. T57 Trent Andrew (4), 10. T58 Warrick Lee (3).
Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.281, Fastest Lap: 17.229 T22 Ben Riley

Heat 2, 10 Laps: 1. T24 Shaun Burgess, 2. T23 Nathan Russell, 3. T44 John Riley, 4. T77 Corey Bauld, 5. T110 Terry Hammond, 6. T52 Kurt Chilcott, 7. T65 Trent Austin, 8. T7 Corey Jetson, 9. T78 Mitch Allison. Time: 2.59.948, Winning Margin: 1.974, Fastest Lap: 17.611 T77 Corey Bauld

Heat 3, 10 Laps: 1. T28 Dale Riley Jnr, 2. T72 Steven Pyne, 3. T25 Damien Hall, 4. T32 Terri Farrell, 5. T69 Steven Maine, 6. T45 Gregory Smith, 7. T9 Luke Williams. DNF: 8. T2 Jarrod Rogers (2 laps), 9. T6 Bec Hammond (0). Time: 3.01.448, Winning Margin: 4.891, Fastest Lap: 17.342 T9 Luke Williams

Heat 4, 10 Laps: 1. T88 Matt Templar, 2. T22 Ben Riley, 3. T15 Daniel Cunningham, 4. T55 Nick Anderson (9 laps). DNF: 5. T57 Trent Andrew (7 laps), 6. T11 Matt Crawford (0). Time: 3.00.502, Winning Margin: 0.506, Fastest Lap: 17.670 T22 Ben Riley

Heat 5, 10 Laps: 1. T44 John Riley, 2. T77 Corey Bauld, 3. T7 Corey Jetson, 4. T23 Nathan Russell, 5. T65 Trent Austin, 6. T78 Mitch Allison, 7. T110 Terry Hammond, 8. T24 Shaun Burgess, 9. T52 Kurt Chilcott. Time: 3.04.362, Winning Margin: 0.473, Fastest Lap: 18.094 T44 John Riley

Heat 6, 10 Laps: 1. T9 Luke Williams, 2. T28 Dale Riley Jnr, 3. T25 Damien Hall, 4. T72 Steven Pyne, 5. T45 Gregory Smith, 6. T69 Steven Maine, 7. T32 Terri Farrell. Time: 3.03.574, Winning Margin: 0.822, Fastest Lap: 17.891 T9 Luke Williams

Feature Race, 15 Laps: 1. T28 Dale Riley Jnr, 2. T88 Matthew Templar, 3. T7 Corey Jetson, 4. T23 Nathan Russell, 5. T22 Ben Riley, 6. T9 Luke Williams, 7. T25 Damien Hall, 8. T44 John Riley, 9. T110 Terry Hammond, 10. T11 Matt Crawford, 11. T45 Gregory Smith, 12. T32 Terri Farrell, 13. T69 Steven Maine, 14. T55 Nick Anderson (14 laps). DNF: 15. T78 Mitch Allison (6), 16. T65 Trent Austin (6), 17. T52 Kurt Chilcott (6), 18. T77 Corey Bauld (4). DISQ: T15 Daniel Cunningham (7), T72 Steven Pyne (1). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 18.448 T28 Dale Riley Jnr

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