Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media
Hometown hero, Tilly Leonard and Mandurah�s Bryden Southwell have claimed Round 3 of the JSRA Country Super Series at Kalgoorlie International Speedway on Saturday night.
In front of a large crowd, the Junior Sedans as always did not disappoint with some fantastic racing in each of the heat races. Riley Hanson would win two of the three New Star Junior Sedan heat races, while Chloe Dellar would win the other.
Coming to the twelve lap final, Hanson and Dellar would share the front row and battle it out for the majority of the race. The two swapped positions lap after lap, while Tilly Leonard started to creep up behind. The three racers would race in close proximity for a number of laps, before contact was made between Hanson and Dellar almost resulting in Chloe Dellars Hyundai Excel tipping over.
Luckily, she could rejoin and would go back to the front of the field for a seven lap restart. As the green lights came on again, the three racers would race hard looking for victory, while Cam Aldrick would almost bury himself in the make shift mind shaft in the middle of the track. Coming to the checkered flag, Dellar, Hanson and Leonard would swap positions numerous times, before Tilly Leonard would hold off all chargers and cross the line ahead of Riley Hanson and Chloe Dellar.
In the Top Star final, a field of nine cars faced the starter, with Luke Malcolm making the best of the initial start, before Narrogins Brody Day made a charge for the front. Day would soon hit the lead, as Lachlan Dellar, Brandon Buzsan and Blake Webb jostled for the minor positions.
Brody Day would lead for a number of laps, before Brandon Buzsan closed the gap and started to look for a way past. Contact would be made between the two, with the latter being sent to the rear for causing the stoppage. Luke Malcolms great run would soon come to an end, as he retired from the event.
After the restart, Brody Day would continue in the race lead, as Kayne Dellar started to move through the field along with Bryden Southwell. Brandon Buzsan would also start through the traffic to soon be racing for the lead once again, as Bryden Southwell made a move for the lead.
From this point, Bryden Southwell would not be headed, even after a late race stoppage, which saw Brody Day yet again facing the wrong way. Southwell would prove too strong for his fellow racers, defeating a fast finishing Kayne Dellar, Brody Day, Lachlan Dellar and Blake Webb who fought hard for positions four and five.
New Star Junior Sedan Final: 1. W10 Tilly Leonard, 2. W87 Riley Hanson, 3. W295 Chloe Dellar, 4. W14 Cam Aldrick DNS: W08 Tyler Scott
Top Star Junior Sedan Final: 1. W63 Bryden Southwell, 2. W95 Kayne Dellar, 3. W8 Brody Day, 4. W195 Lachlan Dellar, 5. W108 Blake Webb, 6. W198 Brandon Buzsan, 7. W121 Taj Vanzetti, 8. W67 Nikita Donohoe DNF: W22 Luke Malcolm DNS: W343 Tanika Webb, W26 Jasmine Arnold
Details courtesy of Mitch Berliner