Grist Memorial Win for Gange
Super Rods were in action at Mortlake’s Mid Western Speedway last Saturday night where it was Colac’s Neville Gange who secured the win in the Col Grist Memorial. Gange took a hard fought win to greet the checker first ahead of Jamie May and Shaun Walsh.
In the first heat of the night it was Walsh who took a flag to flag win when he led home Gange and May. Heat two saw Gange take an all the ways win in heat two ahead of May with Walsh rounding out the top three. May took the early lead in the third heat of the night before washing high and allowing Walsh to move into the lead, from there Walsh was never headed and went on to take the win ahead of May and Gange.
The Grid for the Col Grist Memorial saw Walsh and Gange making up the front row, followed by May, Jim Gronbeck, Paul Verhoeven, Zac Farrer, Paul Singleton and Troy Hose.
It was Gange who made the best of the starts with Walsh hot on his heels followed by May, Verhoeven and Farrer. With the front pair putting on a great show with Walsh throwing everything he had at the leader but being thwarted at all turns before a stoppage in lap eleven when the car of Farrer become sideways before digging in and rolling over bring the field to a halt.
From the restart Gange continued to lead the way with Walsh still in fierce pursuit, with the race coming to a caution two laps later when the car of Singleton spun. With seven laps remaining Gange maintained his composure from the ever pressing Walsh, with five laps remaining May was able to capitalise when the car of Walsh washed high working his way into second position. Gange was able to make a slight break from his pursuers and at the chequered flag took the win ahead of May, Walsh, Verhoeven and Gronbeck.
The Super Rod’s will be in action next weekend where they will contest the Max Dumsney Motorsport’s Super Rod Easter Trail at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on Good Friday, Mt Gambier’s Borderline Raceway on Saturday and Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on Sunday. Premier Speedway will also play host to the prestigious Super Rod Cup.
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