Good Friday For Gange
The Super Rods took to Geelong’s Avalon Raceway on Good Friday night for the opening night of the Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail along with the Mix FM/3CS Cup. It was Colac’s Neville Gange who claimed the win ahead of Hamilton’s Dane Court and Warrnambool’s Howard Stansfield.
The opening heat of the night saw an all the ways win for Dane Court, leading home Howard Stansfield and Paul Verhoeven. Neville Gange took a convincing win in the second heat ahead of Michael Coad and Jacob Pitcher.
Heat three Allan Pitcher went on to secure the win while the battle for second saw Stansfield hold out Court, this heat was marred when the car of Verhoeven ran high and hit the wall causing his front end to collapse resulting in him rolling over. In the final heat it was Coad who took home the win ahead of Stan Marco Jr second and Jamie May third.
The line up for final saw Coad from position one with Court on his outside, they were followed by Stansfield, Gange, Allan Pitcher, May, Stan Marco Jnr, Jacob Pitcher, George Woolstencroft, Verhoeven, Thomas Marco, Steve Robertson, Ewan McKenzie, Warrick Taylor, Gerrard Mabbitt, Raedyn Marco and Billy Grist.
From the drop of the green, it was Coad that led the way before running too high allowing Court, Stansfield, Allan Pitcher and Gange through, at the end of lap one the car of Raedyn Marco turned the car around brining the field to a caution. From the restart it was Court, from Stansfield, Gange and Allan Pitcher. With Gange looking for a way forward on the highline he was able to account for Stansfield in lap five before hitting the lead the following lap.
A caution with seven laps remaining saw the field regrouped but it was Gange who continued to set the pace, with the entire field putting on some close fast paced action. As the checker waved it was Gange who claimed the win with Court second and Stansfield claiming the final podium they were followed by May, Coad, Allan Pitcher, Jacob Pitcher, Woolstencroft, Verhoeven, McKenzie, Stan Marco Jnr, Thomas Marco, Taylor, Robertson and Raedyn Marco.
2021 Max Dumesny Motorsport Super Rod Easter Trail
Full List of Award & Prize Results Night 1 ~ Avalon Raceway
Award ~ Sponsor ~ Winner
Finish 1st in Final ~ Quest Bundoora ~ Neville Gange
Finish 2nd in Final ~ Mega Auto Parts ~ Dane Court
Finish 3rd in Final ~ Mega Auto Parts ~ Howard Stansfield
Finish 4th in Final ~ Mega Auto Parts ~ Jamie May
Finish 6th in Final ~ McDonald Transport ~ Allan Pitcher
Finish 8th in Final ~ McDonald Transport ~ George Woolstencroft
Finish 10th in Final ~ McDonald Transport ~Ewan McKenzie
Last to Cross the Line in Final ~ Safe Trip Trailer Servicing ~ Raedyn Marco
Start 8th in the Final ~ Elite Turf Installation ~ Jacob Pitcher
Hard Charger in the Final ~ John Wiggins & Camperdown Truck & AG ~ Ewan McKenzie
Quickest Lap Time of the Night ~ Ucal Logging ~ Dane Court
Unluckiest Driver of the Night ~ Anonymous Super Rod Fan ~ Paul Verhoeven
Photo: Grumpy & Sons