Herbert snares memorial trophy
Matt Herbert claimed the Brett Johnson Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row at the Nickol Bay Speedway.
Herbert led from the front in the stock car heats and put in a near perfect performance in the feature race at the end of the night.
Brian Herbert came second and Jack McAuley rounded out the top three.
Matt Herbert said the prize money would probably be put back into his car.
“She is getting a bit tired but it’s still a good car,” he said. “We just had to keep a good eye on the suspension, the tyres, and Al (Couper) from Karratha Smash Repairs did a bit of work for me on the panels.
“I’m just happy to be out here racing for Brett.”
Matt Herbert won $3000 for his performance, while second and third place took home $1500 and $500 respectively.
The biggest winner on the night was Empowering People in Communities, which had $5000 donated towards their cause.
The race is held in memory of an EPIC member who died a few years ago, Brett Johnson.
The EPIC crew on the night had the opportunity to ride shotgun in stock cars during the parade lap.
It was a duel between Matthew Peaker and Colin Stannard in the sprintcars before the main event that lit up the track.
Stannard and Peaker went neck and neck the whole way, trading the lead on almost every lap.
Matt Magerl was the pick of the juniors on the night, much to the delight of club president and father John Magerl.
And Troy O’Keefe had the wood on Chantelle Magerl in their wingless duels, though Magerl held him off for long periods of each race.
Nickol Bay Speedway representatives and Brett Johnson Memorial winners with the crew from EPIC, left.
Troy O’Keefe and Alan Couper with members of EPIC.
A parade lap around the Nickol Bay Speedway track.
Matt Herbert accepts his $3000 prize.
Event organiser Alan Couper parked up on the track before racing.