Herbert snares me­mo­rial tro­phy

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

Colin Stan­nard.

Event or­gan­iser Alan Couper parked up on the track be­fore rac­ing.

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