McKenzie Wins At Mount
The Super Rods travelled across the border last weekend when they took to Mt Gambier’s Borderline speedway for round two of the Western Cup. It was Peterborough’s Ewan McKenzie who took the win ahead of Howard Stansfield and Adrian Rieck.
In the first heat of the night it was Jason Kavanagh who took the win ahead of Neville Gange and McKenzie home in third. Stansfield secured the win in heat two when he led home Kavanagh and Darryl Nelson. The final heat of the night saw an all the ways win for McKenzie leading home Rieck and Andrew Howard.
The final saw Kavanagh and McKenzie making up the front row, they were followed by Stanfield, Gange, Rieck, Nelson, Howard, Sally Woolstencroft and Rob Farrer. With Duane Cordina unable to participate in the final after sustaining damage during the heats, Peter Duynhoven with engine issues and Neville Simper who sustained an injury to his wrist during the heats.
At the drop of the green it was Kavanagh who charged away with McKenzie able to take the lead on the back straight. In the second lap Stansfield was able to take advantage of a misstep by Kavanagh when he washed high allowing Stansfield into second position. With McKenzie establishing a handy lead the race for second provided plenty of dicing amongst the cars of Stansfield, Kavanagh and Rieck. Kavanagh endeavoured to use the highline however this allowed Rieck to move forward before Kavanagh withdrew from the race. McKenzie went on to take a convincing win ahead of Stansfield, Rieck, Gange, Howard, Nelson, Woolstencroft and Farrer.
Super Rods will be in action next Saturday 3rd of March at Laang Speedway for the running of round two of the M & P Wines/ Adzweld Super Rod Shootout and round three of the Western Cup.
The Super Rod Association would like to thank their sponsors for the Western Cup Series:
Steve and Sharon Mcgowan
Jeffrey McDonald Livestock and General Carrier
Brendan Drewry Mechanical