Masons go 1-2 at speedway meet
Carnarvon’s Wade Mason has come out on top of the stock-car pack at Nickol Bay Speedway’s annual two-night FeNaClNG meet last Friday and Saturday.
Mason was in the mix all weekend and saved his best until last, winning the feature race in a time of 3min. 42sec. 855ms.
Barry Mason crossed the line in second by the skin of his teeth over local favourite Matt Herbert, 2.3 seconds behind the winner.
A strong field of wingless racers hit the track throughout the meet and it was Pinjarra’s Mitchell White who ruled the roost.
White crossed in a time of 11:35.589, 1.4 seconds ahead of Mandurah’s Russell Seery.
Karratha drivers Peter Bywaters and Jayd Mathews have been going toe-to-toe all season, and it was the experienced head of Bywaters which got him over the line for the final podium place this time.
The productions feature was won comfortably by Karratha’s Jack McAuley, who finished one lap ahead of fellow local Danny Eygenraam and Greg Robinson.
In a tight race, Broome driver Ray Clifton took out the modified class in a time of 3:42.131, ahead of Broome’s Jeff Steele and Mick Johnson. Jared Coutts and Braydon Magerl won the two junior features among strong competition.
The weekend also heralded the first time for many years formula 500 and sidecar racers have taken to the Nickol Bay Speedway track.
Ronnie Hankin, Hugh Briotti and Josh Wells took their sidecars for a spin around the track while in the formula 500s Newman’s Brooke-Louise Sharpe squared off with Matthew Edwards-Pope, Rick Bell, Gavin Ferguson and Warrick Bussenschutt.
A tight pack in the street-stocks heat.
Blake Jackson and Brett Mills jostle for position in the modifieds class.
Rick Bell heads down the back straight.
Formula 500 driver Warren Bussenschutt.
Matt Herbert leads the pack into the fourth turn.
Josh Wells heads around the final turn.
Two drivers clash in a street stock heat.