Summer Slam Opener To Pascoe

by | Dec 28, 2018 | Latest News, Results

Speedway Sedans Australia News

Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media

Matt Pascoe has won the opening round of the Brims Concrete Super Sedan Summer Slam, supported by Ford Wreckers Redcliffe, at Mothar Mountain Speedway, Gympie, on Friday night, before a big holiday crowd.

Prior to the forty lap main event, nine qualifying heats were contested, with Pascoe winning the opening heat by nearly half a lap, and in the process broke the one lap track record.

Sean Black accounted for Gavin Northfield and Darren Kane in heat two, with Wayne Randall narrowly winning heat three.

Justin Randall became the fourth different winner, when he took out heat four, with Mark Pagel making it five different heat race winners when he downed Dale Christensen and Darren Hawkings.

Wayne Randall broke the trend when he won his second heat convincingly, accounting for Pascoe and Black.

David Musch led all the way to win heat seven, with Darren Kane doing likewise to win heat eight. Pascoe won the final qualifying heat, which would give the four times Queensland Champion, pole position for the main event.

The main event would be a race of attrition, with more than half the starting field failing to finish, with the race taking 46 minutes to complete.

Brendan Doyle and Darren Saunders lasted one and two laps respectively, as Matt Pascoe took the lead.

Justin and Wayne Randall moved into second and third places, with Gavin Northfield fourth.

Sam Roza, Darren Kane and Wayne Dick from New South Wales all exited the race within a space of two laps, from lap ten to twelve.

Pascoe appeared to be a cut above the rest, always seemingly in control at each and every stoppage, with Wayne Randall moving to second after a stoppage on lap eleven.

Positions remained unchanged for the next twenty laps as Pascoe continued to impress., with Dale Christensen (26), Mark Towers (27), Mark OBrien (28) and Sean Black (28) all meeting their demise in quick succession. Kyall Fisher would be the final driver not to finish, with four laps remaining, as the infield started to fill.

Pascoe would go on to win by a second over Wayne Randall, while Justin Randall was a similar margin behind in third place. Mark Pagel passed Gavin Northfield with five laps remaining to claim fourth, while David Musch completed the top six.

Drivers will now back up for Saturday nights second round of the Summer Slam at the Ausdec Patios, Archerfield Speedway.

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Heat One, 10 laps: 1. B15 Mat Pascoe, 2. Q0 Justin Randall, 3. G4 Mark Pagel, 4. RK4 Leigh Williams, 5. N21 Darren Anning, 7. N7 Wayne Dick, 7. N14 Mark Towers (9). Total Time: 2.45.156. Winning Margin: 6.939. Fastest Lap: 16.100 B15 Mat Pascoe.

Heat Two, 10 laps: 1. Q26 Sean Black, 2. Q15 Gavin Northfield, 3. Q36 Darren Kane, 4. Q22 Dale Christensen, 5. C77 Sam Roza, 6. MK25 Darren Hawkings, 7. Q99 Mark OBrien. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.760. Fastest Lap: 16.643 Q26 Sean Black.

Heat Three, 10 laps: 1. C6 Wayne Randall, 2. SB12 David Musch. DNF: RK29 Darremn Saunders (9), GL39 Bob McCosker (9), RK31 Brendan Doyle (9), Q41 Kyall Fisher (9). Total Time: 2.56.506. Winning Margin: 0.088. Fastest Lap: 16.744 C6 Wayne Randall.

Heat Four, 10 laps: 1. Q0 Justin Randall, 2. Q15 Gavin Northfield, 3. C77 Sam Roza, 4. GL39 Bob McCosker, 5. N7 Wayne Dick, 6. SB12 David Musch. DNF: C20 Nicholas OKeeffe (5). Total Time: 2.55.345. Winning Margin: 19.233. Fastest Lap: 17.011 Q15 Gavin Northfield.

Heat Five, 10 laps: 1. G4 Mark Pagel, 2. Q22 Dale Christensen, 3. MK25 Darren Hawkings, 4. N21 Darren Anning, 5. RK31 Brendan Doyle, 6. RK29 Darren Saunders, 7. N14 Mark Towers. Total Time: 2.50.389. Winning Margin: 3.775. Fastest Lap: 16.736 MK25 Darren Hawkings.

Heat Six, 10 laps: 1. C6 Wayne Randall, 2. B15 Mat Pascoe, 3. Q26 Sean Black, 4. Q36 Darren Kane, 5. Q99 Mark OBrien, 6. RK4 Leigh Williams, 7. Q41 Kyall Fisher. Total Time: 2.48.134. Winning Margin: 5.875. Fastest Lap: 16.568 C6 Wayne Randall.

Heat Seven, 10 laps: 1. SB12 David Musch, 2. Q15 Gavin Northfield, 3. Q22 Dale Christensen, 4. GL39 Bob McCosker, 5. RK4 Leigh Williams, 6. N21 Darren Anning, 7. Q41 Kyall Fisher. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.018. Fastest Lap: 16.931 SB12 David Musch.

Heat Eight, 10 laps: 1. Q36 Darren Kane, 2. Q0 Justin Randall, 3. Q26 Sean Black, 4. Q99 Mark OBrien. 5. RK29 Darren Saunders, 6. N7 Wayne Dick, 7. RK31 Brendan Doyle. Total Time: 2.50.790. Winning Margin: 1.195. Fastest Lap: 16.663 Q36 Darren Kane.

Heat Nine, 11 laps: 1. B15 Mat Pascoe, 2. C6 Wayne Randall, 3.G4 Mark Pagel, 4. N14 Mark Towers, 5. MK25 Darren Hawkings. DQ: C77 Sam Roza (9). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.221. Fastest Lap: 16.512 C6 Wayne Randall.

Feature, 40 laps: 1. B15 Mat Pascoe, 2. C6 Wayne Randall, 3. Q0 Justin Randall, 4. G4 Mark Pagel, 5. Q15 Gavin Northfield, 6. SB12 David Musch, 7. MK25 Darren Hawkings, 8. RK4 Leigh Williams, 9. GL39 Bob McCosker (39). DNF: Q41 Kyall Fisher (36), Q26 Sean Black (28), Q99 Mark OBrien (28), N14 Mark Towers (27), Q22 Dale Christensen (26), N7 Wayne Dick (12), Q36 Darren Kane (11), C77 Sam Roza (10), RK29 Darren Saunders (2), RK31 Brendan Doyle (1). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.032. Fastest Lap: 16.344 B15 Mat Pascoe.

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