Grayland Wins Col Grist Memorial

Cobden’s Jason Grayland secured the win in the Col Grist Memorial held at Darlington’s Mid-Western Speedway last Saturday night. Grayland led home Shaun Walsh and Michael Coad to add his name to the honour role.

 

The first heat of the night Grayland led from green to checker and in an incident packed race took the win from Walsh and Corey Deglaitis.  It was Coad with the win in heat two leading home Grayland and Michael Cunningham.

 

In the third heat it was Walsh taking the honours with Deglaitis in second and Cunningham home in third. This race was marred when the car of Allan Pitcher rolled his car early in the race and again when Robert Richardson hit the wall doing damage to his rear suspension eliminating them both for the remainder of the night.

 

Heat four saw Coad take his second win of the night when he led home Podger and Walsh. Deglaitis spectacularly rolled his car in lap three causing extensive damage to the car.

 

The line-up for the final saw Walsh out of position one with Grayland on his outside, they were followed by Coad, Cunningham, Deglaitis who after substantial work was able to re-join the field, Podger and Andrew Gardiner. Missing from the field were Tyson Benson with steering box issues and Tom Duynhoven with engine issues.

 

It was Grayland making the best of the start leading away from Walsh and Coad. Grayland was able to establish a break from the pursing cars with Coad waiting for an opportunity to pounce on Walsh. In lap twelve when Grayland encountered lapped traffic Walsh and Coad were able to make up considerable ground.

 

However Grayland was able to hold them off for the next eight laps to take the chequered flag head of Walsh second and Coad rounding out the podium, they were followed by Podger, Cunningham, Deglaitis and Gardiner.

 

The next meeting for Super Rods will be on Sunday the 12th of June when they travel to Swan Hill’s Sonic Speedway for the annual Queens Birthday pilgrimage.