Press Release by VMPA.
Kye Walters wins the 20 lap VMPA main event at Premier Speedway Warrnambool in a juiced up affair that claimed cars and drivers all night long.
Premier Speedway Warrnambool turned on a masterclass in elbows up door to door action from the very onset.
The first heat would see Cameron Dike set out to an early lead over the field before a fast charging Brad Wicks opened the taps on the Bendigo 17. Wicks would charge down Dike for the lead and make the move with a couple laps to run.
Heat two saw Matt Gerlach returning to the VMPA to score a runaway victory in a race that was plagued by a couple early stoppages involving firstly Darcy Wilson and then Daniel Simpson, Bella Rizzoli and Scott Angus.
Heat three was all in the hands of Lachy Fitzpatrick who controlled the opening lap and never looked back. Brad Wicks charged from a few rows back to level up for the race lead, however the 11 of Fitzpatrick would hold on and take an emphatic victory.
The final heat race saw Kye Walters begin to step away with the race lead putting solid laps down. A failing front end would really bring into the race the Mercedes Benz of the national modified sedan champion in Jarod Waters. With a lap to run, Waters would roll past and take the victory to the finish line.
The Wandin Heavy Haulage top 8 Pole Shuffle first flight of cars would see Kye Walters up against Scott Angus. Walters would strike first and take a comfortable victory. Kye would continue to piece together wins taking on Daniel Simpson, Lachy Fitzpatrick and Dylan Barrow all with triumph.
It would finally take Jarod Waters to settle the score with Walters and set Kye to start inside of row number two.
The battle of the front row would then be in the hands of Jarod Waters and Brad Wicks. The pair would sail into turn one with Wicks taking a wild bicycle ride and sliding up track into the Mercedes of Waters. The two would retire infield and unable to restart with Jarod Waters being crowned as winner of the Wandin Heavy Haulage Pole Shuffle.
However following this, both cars would suffer too much damage to take their place on the front row of the main event setting up Walters back on the front row alongside Dylan Barrow for the race start.
The Dash placing cars from position 9 on the grid and onwards for their starting spots in the feature would see Brad Warren wheel the 84 the long way around on the hooky race track that Premier cranked out. Darcy Wilson was home second with Cameron Dike, Kasey Garlick, Shane Roycroft, Jamie Paull, Bella Rizzoli and David Barrie the final finishers.
Following from a pair of caution fueled main events of sprintcars on a hooked up racetrack, the Modified Sedans were ready to roll.
With the field now set for the Main event which would see Kye Walters and Dylan Barrow now take to the front row, it didnt take long before Walters made the race his own.
Kye set a blistering pace and quickly pulled a straight away’s lead from Dylan Barrow at the time. However 3 laps in, Barrow would succumb to a gremlin and wind up infield. Slowly but surely cars ticked away with flat tyres and suspension related injuries that added to the growing infield car count. Darcy Wilson, Cameron Dike, Chris Hayden, Jamie Paull, Wade Mccarthy and finally David Barrie would cast adrift his right rear wheel and tyre bringing on the ambers for a green white chequer finish.
Walters would take control once again and storm home to win the feature with Lachy Fitzpatrick close behind and Scott Angus in third. Matt Gerlach and Brad Warren made up the top five whilst Kasey Garlick, Daniel Simpson, Bella Rizzoli and Shayne Roycroft were the final finishers of the reduced 20 lap Main event.
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