Cal­cu­lated drive does the trick in su­per sedan fea­ture

The Northern Star - - SPORT - Dennis New­lyn Speed­way cor­re­spon­dent

MATT Pas­coe took out the 40-lap Tre­van Ford Su­per Sedan Clas­sic at Cas­trol Edge Lis­more Speed­way on Satur­day night.

Pas­coe, who started from the third row of the grid, drove a cal­cu­lated race as he took the che­quered flag ahead of the father-and-son com­bi­na­tion of run­ner-up Wayne Ran­dall and third-placeget­ter Justin Ran­dall.

The race, watched by a big crowd, was rel­a­tively in­ci­dent free ex­cept for one in­ter­rup­tion to the green light ac­tion in the sec­ond half of the event.

Af­ter Kyall Fisher led early, Lis­more come­back driver Ta­nia Smith impressed as she bolted to the front.

Smith ran strongly and con­trolled the race well. For­mer su­per sedan na­tional cham­pion Steve Jor­dan wasn’t far be­hind while Shayne Lau was within range of the top three run­ners.

In­ter­est also fo­cused on Wayne Ran­dall as he made his way through from the back of the field.

Ian Brims, one of the fan­cied con­tenders, spun to the in­field af­ter 12 laps and with­drew from the event.

Smith be­gan to lap cars around half dis­tance as Pas­coe emerged from the pack and loomed as her strong­est chal­lenger.

Pas­coe charged to the front as Justin Ran­dall later got un­der­neath Smith and moved into sec­ond po­si­tion.

Lau spun with 11 laps to go as the ac­tion slowed mo­men­tar­ily.

Mean­while, early leader Fisher was passed by sev­eral cars and rel­e­gated back in the field.

Wayne Ran­dall was on the move as he got around the out­side of a tir­ing Smith in the clos­ing stages.

Af­ter an ab­sence from the test­ing Lis­more track of sev­eral years, Smith was com­pet­i­tive and ul­ti­mately fin­ished a de­serv­ing fourth.

In the clos­ing stages the two Ran­dalls bat­tled side-by-side for the mi­nor plac­ings be­fore Wayne got the up­per hand over his son to clinch the run­ner-up spot.

Jor­dan crossed the line fifth and Fisher sixth.

The top six placeget­ters fin­ished on the same lap and Pas­coe’s av­er­age win­ning speed for the 40-lap dis­tance was a slick 98.705 km/h.

Su­per sedan heat wins went to Justin Ran­dall, Pas­coe, Smith, Fisher and Jor­dan.

The other main event win­ners were David Eg­gins (wing­less sprint­cars), Mark Quirk (pro­duc­tion sedans), Shane Carl­son (street stocks) and Brock Young­berry (ju­nior sedans).

The $2000-to-win De­mo­li­tion Derby was taken out by Ray Whit­ton.

The speed­way ac­tion will con­tinue at Lis­more Speed­way this Satur­day night with a 40-lap main event for pro­duc­tion sedans.

WHEEL TO WHEEL: Justin Ran­dall has the ad­van­tage over his father Wayne Ran­dall at Cas­trol Edge Lis­more Speed­way on Satur­day night. But the old bloke turned the ta­bles to fin­ish sec­ond, with his son third.


PLACE TO BE: Su­per sedan fea­ture race win­ner Matt Pas­coe, left, on the podium with sec­ond and third placeget­ters Wayne Ran­dall, cen­tre, and Justin Ran­dall.

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