Gange King of the Mount
The Super Rods took to Mt Gambier’s Borderline Speedway on Saturday 20th of April when they contested round two of the Max Dumsney Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail. It was Colac’s Neville Gange who claimed the win ahead of Shaun Walsh and Ewan McKenzie.
In the first heat of the night it was Peter Duynhoven who took an all the ways win when he led home Paul Verhoeven and McKenzie. Gange was the victor in heat two when he led home Howard Stansfield and Troy Gleeson.
Heat three saw Walsh with a green to checker win in a close race with Gleeson second and McKenzie third. The final heat of the night saw Jamie May lead the race in its entirety with Michael Coad and Neville Gange hot on his heels for second and third respectively.
The grid for the final saw Gange and Walsh making up the front row, they were followed by Gleeson, McKenzie, Verhoeven, May, Coad, Stansfield, Adrian Rieck, George Woolstencroft, Paul Singleton, Trevor Perry and Troy Hose.
Gange made the best of the starts leading away from Walsh, McKenzie, Gleeson and Duynhoven. With Gange in the lead a fierce battle ensued behind him before the race came to a caution in lap two with Perry stationary on the track.
As the race resumed it was Gange that led the way from Walsh hot on his heels throwing everything at the leader, while Gleeson and McKenzie also engaged in a fierce duel swapping positions a number of times throughout the race. Gange was able great a slight break from the persistent Walsh while McKenzie was able to secure third position. Gange went on to take the win in a flag to flag performance, with Walsh home in second and McKenzie third, followed by Gleeson, Coad, Duynhoven, May, Perry, Hose, Verhoeven, Rieck, Singleton and Woolstencroft.
Photo: Robert Lake Photography