Rain fails to dampen club come­back

Great Southern Herald - - Sport -

Katan­ning Speed­way Club hosted the GWN7 Mod­i­fied Sedans Se­ries Grand Fi­nal on Satur­day — its first meet in 16 years.

The club had not held a race meet­ing since 2001 and heavy rain across the re­gion al­most can­celled the week­end’s event, with rac­ing de­layed two hours.

It was a bumper meet with about 70 cars rac­ing in five cat­e­gories.

Lo­cal driver Kye Blight at­tended with his late-model to do a few hot laps for spec­ta­tors.

Brooke Wat­son won the juniors ahead of Nui An­drews and Hope Bach­e­lor.

In the street stocks, Jamie Ofield claimed vic­tory, pip­ping Matt Amato and Dar­ren Blight.

Paul Stevens took out the pro­duc­tion sedans in front of Wayne Le­vis­ton and Mike Kin­n­ear.

In the su­per sedans, Colin Knox took home the tro­phy ahead of Nathan Mas­son and Peter Wallinger.

Nathan Penn took out the fea­ture race, GWN7 Mod­i­fied Sedans, ahead of Blake Wat­son and An­thony King.

Wat­son was the over­all win­ner for the se­ries with the high­est points.

Katan­ning Speed­way Club passed on thanks to Mt Barker Speed­way Club for its sup­port.

Katan­ning is host­ing its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, June 7 at 6pm at the club.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact club pres­i­dent Ernie Mengh­ini on 0458 212 438.

Pictures: Jodie Mengh­ini

The burnout com­pe­ti­tion was pop­u­lar.

The club hopes to host an­other meet soon.

Rac­ing un­der way for the first time in 16 years.

The club’s last meet was in 2001.

Satur­day’s event drew a bumper crowd.

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