Batch­e­lor wins bat­tle in tense fi­nal

Albany Advertiser - - SPORT - Cameron New­bold

Ja­son Batch­e­lor’s win­ning ways have con­tin­ued, this time tak­ing out the pro­duc­tion sedan fea­ture at Mt Barker’s Les Gor­man Park last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Af­ter win­ning the Noel Pear­son Memo­rial in Al­bany last month, Batch­e­lor pre­vailed in a tight 14-lap fi­nal against ri­vals Ryan Penn and Shane Devon­shire.

That trio had a ter­rific bat­tle in the fea­ture race but Batch­e­lor led every lap to cross the line 1.939sec. ahead of Penn, and Devon­shire was close be­hind in third spot.

Blane Devon­shire (9 laps) and Mike Kin­n­ear (3) failed to fin­ish the fi­nal.

Penn won the open­ing pro­duc­tion heat be­fore Batch­e­lor won the next two events to take pole po­si­tion in the fi­nal.

In the sup­port di­vi­sions, Paul Bow- man had a clean sweep of the street stocks to col­lect 144 points and take over­all honours.

Bow­man won the 10-lap fi­nal by more than 3sec. and de­feated Brad Car­roll (97 points) and Aaron Sut­ton (78) in the points stand­ings for the af­ter­noon.

The for­mula 125s made a rare ap­pear­ance at the day­light venue and Bill Beeck took top honours with 136 points from Chris Pit­t­away (120) and Tim Green (82).

Hope Batch­e­lor was also un­de­feated in the ju­nior sedan di­vi­sion, win­ning all four races as she beat Taj Cole­man and Ben Steers in the over­all stand­ings.

The bog stocks di­vi­sion was won by Trent Clay­brook and in the su­per sedans, lo­cal Chris Pavlovich fin­ished with 131 points to edge out Nathan Thiele (96) and Tony St Jack (91).

Pavlovich tri­umphed in the 10-lap fi­nal by 8.606sec. over Thiele.

Aaron Sut­ton leads Dan Sut­ton in the street stocks.

Pic­tures: SWB Pho­tog­ra­phy

Ja­son Batch­e­lor and Ryan Penn had a ter­rific bat­tle in the pro­duc­tion sedans.

For­mula 125 driver Bill Beeck.

Nathan Mas­son com­petes in the su­per sedans.

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