Solid vic­tory for Nash at Stam­pede

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

Al­lan Nash put in the drive of his life to take out the 2017 City of Kar­ratha North West Sprint­car Stam­pede on the Nickol Bay Speed­way track at the week­end.

Nash was one of sev­eral driv­ers to come up from the south for the meet chas­ing the $25,000 prize pool on of­fer.

Fif­teen lim­ited and 360 sprint­car driv­ers were on the bill for the twonight event, but as is al­ways the case with speed­way, the field was whit­tled down through­out the night be­cause of var­i­ous me­chan­i­cal is­sues.

Start­ing from pole af­ter a strong per­for­mance all week­end, Nash led from start to fin­ish against six other driv­ers who made the fi­nal 20-lap race of the night. Af­ter win­ning his home track event on Thurs­day night, Port Hed­land’s Brodie Minchin snared sec­ond place in the fea­ture ahead of Glenn Dickinson, 6.9 sec­onds be­hind Nash.

Kar­ratha’s John Magerl was the pick of the lo­cal club driv­ers, fin­ish­ing fourth.

Magerl was among a strong con­tin­gent of Nickol Bay driv­ers, in­clud­ing Colin Stan­nard, Mathew Far­rell and Gra­ham Wil­son.

Young Port Kennedy-based driver Kaiden Man­ders failed to start the fea­ture race af­ter win­ning the pre­lim­i­nar­ies the pre­vi­ous night. New­man’s Ed Trutwin also failed to start the fi­nal race af­ter per­form­ing well on Fri­day night.

Thou­sands turned out to en­joy the races dur­ing the two-night event, as well as food trucks and fire­works on Satur­day night.

Pic­tures: Tom Zaun­mayr

Kaiden Man­ders moves to over­take New­man's Ed Trutwin.

Al­lan Nash won the City of Kar­ratha North West Sprint­car Stam­pede.

Brodie Minchin and lo­cal Mathew Far­rell on the Nickol Bay Speed­way track.

Brodie Minchin and Mathew Far­rell side by side on the track.

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