Kane fi­nally gets one over the line

Weekend Courier - - Sport -

BER­TRAM’S Kane Mc­Di­armid has fi­nally tasted the spoils of vic­tory af­ter a near flaw­less per­for­mance in the an­nual Pro­duc­tion Sedan Cham­pi­onship at Keller­berin Speedway ear­lier this month.

It is the first win of its kind in his decade-long ca­reer, hav­ing come close sev­eral times to the prize pre­vi­ously.

Mc­Di­armid did not dis­ap­point when he took to the track for this sea­son’s run­ning of the event, which dou­bled as the open­ing Four Crown Se­ries round.

The 28-year-old drove to vic­tory in his open­ing two heats be­fore fin­ish­ing third in his fi­nal heat to earn enough points to start the fea­ture race from the in­side of the front row.

From there he left the crowd for dust as he set the pace in front for the en­tire 20-lap dis­tance to clinch what was a lon­gawaited and well-de­served win.

The win adds to Mc­Di­armid’s list of achieve­ments: sec­ond in the 2016 Na­tional Ti­tle at Moora Speedway, third in the 2017 Na­tional Ti­tle at Wah­gun­yah Speedway and fifth in the 2014 WA Ti­tle at Bun­bury Speedway.

“I’ve al­ways wanted to win this event and in past at­tempts I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced every type of sce­nario you could imag­ine, from DNFs to be­ing passed for the lead on the last cor­ner, so to fi­nally pull it off is an amaz­ing feel­ing,” he said.

“Many of the coun­try’s best Pro­duc­tion Sedan driv­ers live in WA and the com­pe­ti­tion is def­i­nitely fierce, and to be able to be one of the state’s front-run­ning con­tenders is re­ally sat­is­fy­ing and helps you when you com­pete against the rest of the coun­try on the east coast.”

Kane Mc­Di­armid af­ter the win.

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