Good Friday For McKenzie
Good Friday night saw the Super Rods in action at Geelong’s Avalon raceway where it was Peterborough’s Ewan McKenzie securing the win in the 1134 3CS Cup ahead of Michael Coad and Quentin Tanner.
Heat one saw a flag to flag win for Neville Gange when he led home Andrew Howard and McKenzie. In the second heat it was Darryl Nelson with an all the way win ahead of Tanner and Rod Smith.
McKenzie was the victor in the third head with Howard claiming second with the narrowest of margins ahead of Howard Stansfield. The final heat of the night saw Tanner take the win ahead of Alex Bath and Gange.
It was Tanner and McKenzie who made up positions one and two respectively, they were followed by Gange and Howard in the second row, then came Nelson, Smith, Bath, Coad, Sally Woolstencroft, Tim Rankin, David Duynhoven, Steven Robertson, Adrian Rieck and Rob Richardson. Stansfield was unable to take his position in the field after puncturing his fuel tank, Jason Kavanagh with engine issues and Carly Walsh withdrew with fuel problems.
McKenzie jumped to the lead at the start from Tanner, Howard, and Gange with the top four all looking to find their way to the front. The top pair duelled with Tanner gaining the upper hand in lap three before McKenzie regained the lead in lap six, with Tanner resuming the lead the following lap. The cars of Coad, Gange, Nelson and Bath were also engaged in a tight battle.
With two laps the lead cars encountered lapped traffic when the car of Tanner spun which allowed McKenzie to take the lead with Coad also making his way forward, Tanner was able to correct and was able to rejoin the field in third.
At the fall of the chequer it was the veteran McKenzie who claimed the win ahead of Coad with Tanner rounding out the top three, they were followed by Gange, Nelson, Bath, Smith, Woolstencroft, Rieck, Richardson and Duynhoven.