Herbert salutes the flag

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

Matthew Herbert has put on another im­pres­sive dis­play at the Nickol Bay Speed­way at the week­end, com­ing up trumps in an eight-strong stock car field.

Herbert led from the front for most of the night and wasn’t to be de­nied in a fi­nal race which saw a few hairy mo­ments, in­clud­ing Trevor Herbert at­tempt­ing to be­come part of the wall on the re­verse run.

Spe­cial men­tion went to Al Couper for man­ag­ing to get his car out on the track de­spite re­ar­rang­ing the front end in the sec­ond-last heat.

Troy O’Keefe got his slice of the pizza in the wing­less cat­e­gory de­spite go­ing for a spin on the first lap.

Chantelle Magerl got the wood on the boys af­ter the restart and looked to be in con­trol, but O’Keefe nailed a sec­ond restart with a few laps to go to take line hon­ours.

Magerl ended the race in sec­ond place, half a lap be­hind O’Keefe.

John Magerl weaved his way to vic­tory in the sprint­car fea­ture race, win­ning out over the two Rail Pos­ses­sions Aus­tralia cars af­ter start­ing at the rear of the pack.

The next Nickol Bay Speed­way meet will be held on Septem­ber 19.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

Driv­ers come un­stuck in the penul­ti­mate stock car heat.

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