Podger Takes Borderline Win
Saturday the 9th of January saw the Super Rods travel over the border to Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway, with Cobden local Leigh Podger victorious in the final finishing ahead of Peter Duynhoven and Shaun Walsh. The first heat of the night saw Howard Stansfield with and all the ways win ahead of George Woolstencroft and Podger rounding out the top three. Heat two saw current Victorian champion Walsh lead home Duynhoven with Podger again home in third position, this heat was marred when Michael Coad made contact with the wall and rolled his car, fortunately there was only minor damage and was able to continue racing for the night. Walsh took his second heat win of the night in heat three leading home Podger and Troy Gleeson, Corey Deglaitis was unfortunate to join the roll over club in this heat and was also able to carry out repairs to the car and take the field for the final. The starting grid for the final saw top point scorer Walsh and Podger filling out the front row, they were followed by Duynhoven, Stansfield, Ewan McKenzie, Corey Deglaitis, Woolstencroft, Jason Grayland, Troy Gleeson and Coad. With the rookies of Peter Bodger unable to start with fuel pump issues and Paul Verhoeven with a blown power steering line. The first attempt at a start McKenzie hooked a rut and also inverted his machine, but fortunately he too was able to re-join the field. From the restart it was Podger who led away and was able to establish a comfortable lead, the dice for the final two positions on the podium was fought out for the full length of the final with Duynhoven, Walsh and Stansfield racing in close formation, Coad was on their heels until he faded late in the race with Gleeson joining the fray. At the fall of the chequer it was Podger taking a convincing win with Duynhoven and Walsh completing the podium, they were followed by Stansfield, Gleeson, Grayland and Coad. The Super Rod’s will be at Heytesbury Stockfeed’s Simpson Speedway this coming Saturday 16th of January for their next meeting.