Press Release by Luke Nichols
Steve Jordan has been a dominant force on night one of the $10000 to win Ian Boettcher Classic at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway.
Tasmania’s Callum Harper set quick time in time trials, with Rockhampton’s Michael Larsen in second, and Jordan in third.
The grid draws were inverted for the heat races, with top qualifiers starting from eighth on the grid.
Brisbane’s Justin Randall led from start to finish in heat one from Zac Pascoe, and Tasmanian David Nichols.
New South Welshman Andrew White was too good in heat two, leading home Michael Gee and Kingaroy’s David Musch.
Jordan stormed through the field from eighth to take the win in heat three.
led home a pair of Pascoe’s with Brad Pascoe in second, and National Champion Matty Pascoe in third.
Tasmania’s Corey Smith also got the win from the rear in heat four, completing a last corner slide job on Victoria’s Mick Nicola for the win.
Nicola would finish second ahead of Hayden Brims in third. Toowoomba’s own Sean Black scored a much needed heat win in heat five after a DNF earlier in the night.
Black led home Nicola in second, and Jordan in third who again came from the rear of the field. Matty Pascoe scored his first win of the weekend in heat six.
Pascoe was too strong for White in second, and Smith in third. Zac Pascoe made it back to back heat wins for the Pascoe family in heat seven.
Pascoe led home, Rockhampton’s Brendan Doyle in second, and Ty Pascoe in third. Michael Hally took out the final heat of the night.
Leading home Gee in second, and Brad Pascoe in third. The B Main was perhaps the most stacked Super Sedan B Main ever.
With four time National Champion Darren Kane, Zac and Brad Pascoe, and Tyson Moon all transferring to the preliminary A Main.
Jordan was the top qualifier after time trials and two rounds of heats, and would opt to start the twenty five lap A Main from outside pole with Smith starting from pole position.
Jordan jumped to an early lead with Smith, Harper, Pascoe and Michael Kendall in hot pursuit.
With the battle for second raging on Jordan was able to get out to a comfortable lead, and go throughout the race pretty well untroubled.
The battle for second was frenetic with Smith, Harper and Pascoe three wide at various points throughout the race.
Both Harper and Pascoe would get along side Smith on multiple occasions, but Smith held his cool and would hold on to the position.
Jordan would come back to the pack a little bit late in the race whilst fighting lap traffic, but would still take out a comfortable win.
The battle for second would go down to the last corner with Smith holding on from Pascoe in third, and Harper in fourth.
Speedcar sensation Kendall ran a lonely race finishing fifth.
The battle for sixth was intense with Nichols crossing the line one thousandth ahead of Brad Pascoe in seventh having started from nineteenth.
Gee, Black and Randall would round out the top ten finishing eighth, ninth and tenth.
Drivers will be back on track tonight for a further round of heats, after which the top eighteen will lock into the thirty five lap main event.
The remaining drivers will tackle the B Main where the top six will transfer to lock in positions nineteen through twenty four.
Preliminary A Main – 25 laps 1. Q10 Steve Jordan, 2. T6 Corey Smith, 3. A1 Matty Pascoe, 4. T22 Callum Harper, 5. Q35 Michael Kendall, 6. T3 David Nichols, 7. Q18 Brad Pascoe, 8. Q11 Mitchell Gee, 9. Q26 Sean Black, 10. Q33 Justin Randall, 11. RK8 Michael Larsen, 12. N47 Tyson Moon, 13. V3 Mick Nicola, 14. Q36 Darren Kane, 15. Q15 Gavin Northfield, 16. Q28 Zac Pascoe, 17. N29 Zac Brims (24), 18. W1 Gary Higgs (24), 19. N77 Hayden Brims (24), 20. N23 Andrew White (23).
Point Score After Night One
1. Steve Jordan 206
2. Corey Smith 199
3. Matty Pascoe 180
4. Callum Harper 177
5. Michael Kendall 168
6. David Nichols 165
7. Michael Larsen 163
8. Mitchell Gee 157
9. Sean Black 152
10. Justin Randall 145
11. Brad Pascoe 142
12. Gavin Northfield 142
13. Hayden Brims 137
14. Mick Nicola 137
15. Dusty Higgs 135
16. Zac Brims 133
17. Darren Kane 131
18. Zac Pascoe 129
19. Tyson Moon 124
20. Andrew White 123
21. Bob McCosker 109
22. Ty Pascoe 106
23. Michael Hally 105
24. Zak Hudson 92
25. Shane Lau 87
26. Wayne Randall 85
27. Dion Bennett 85
28. Brendan Doyle 85
29. Rod Enman 81
30. David Musch 76
31. Wayne Dick 69
32. John Sheehan 65
33. Michael Taylor 56
34. Darren Anning 44
35. Barry Craft 34
36. Darren Saunders 0