Maiolo mas­ter­ful in King of Wings win

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Cal­lum Hunter

Myalup driver Jamie Maiolo won the Scardi­fields Smash Re­pairs King of Wings at Perth Mo­tor­plex on Satur­day night in spec­tac­u­lar fash­ion, cross­ing the line back­wards.

The mar­gin be­tween Maiolo and sec­ond-place get­ter Ja­son Ken­drick was just 0.299 of a sec­ond and proved a nail­bit­ing fin­ish to what had been a see-saw- ing bat­tle over the past 10 laps of the 37-lap event. On the fi­nal cor­ner of the last lap, Maiolo was clipped by a lapped car, which sent him spin­ning out of con­trol.

“Ken­drick was throw­ing a few slide-jobs at us, but I man­aged to hold on and keep him off,” Maiolo said.

“I got tagged by a lapped car right on the last cor­ner and spun it round across the fin­ish line.”

The event was the third round of the Madding­ton Toy­ota Sprint­car Se­ries, with the win at the week­end tak­ing Maiolo’s tally to two, mean­ing he will be the driver to beat in the com­ing events.

“The trick is a good car set-up and po­si­tion­ing your­self on the right part of the track,” he said.

The race meet proved a suc­cess­ful one for the Maiolo fam­ily, with Jamie’s brother Brad fin­ish­ing in fifth place and both fin­ish­ing sec­ond in each of their two heats.

Jamie Maiolo won in spec­tac­u­lar form the Kings of Wings at Perth Mo­tor­plex on Satur­day night.

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