Good Friday Win for Gleeson
The Super Rods took to Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on Good Friday to kick off round one of the 2019 Max Dumsney Motorsports Super Rod Easter Trail together with the 3CS Cup. It was Warrnambool’s Troy Gleeson who claimed victory when he led home Peterborough’s Ewan McKenzie and Lancefield’s Shaun Walsh.
With heat racing underway it was Neville Gange who secured the first win of the night when he took a flag to flag in a close finish with Jason Kavanagh second and Darryl Nelson third. Heat two was an all the ways win for McKenzie when he led home Walsh and Gleeson.
Gleeson was the victor in heat three when he was able to account for early race leader Adrian Rieck in lap five, with Rieck finishing second and Paul Verhoeven rounding out the top three. The final heat of the night saw a green to checker win for May ahead of Howard Stansfield and Corey Deglaitis.
With fifteen laps on the board it was Gleeson and McKenzie making up the front row, they were followed by Gange, May, Walsh , Rieck, Nelson, Kavanagh, Michael Coad, Stansfield, Troy Hose, Deglaitis, Verhoeven, George Woolstencroft, Paul Singleton, Peter Duynhoven and Trevor Perry.
It was McKenzie who made the best of the starts leading away from Gleeson, Gange, May and Walsh hot on his heels, with Gleeson moving into the lead in lap four. A caution in lap five saw the field regrouped with Gleeson leading the way from McKenzie, Gange and Walsh.
Gleeson was able to take a comfortable lead while the battle for the minors was still in dispute with Walsh moving into third in lap ten. At the drop of the checker it was Gleeson who went on to claim the victory ahead of McKenzie and Walsh in third, then came Gange, Nelson, May, Stansfield, Deglaitis, Coad, Kavanagh, Rieck, Verhoeven and Singleton.
Photo: Robert Lake Photography