Impressive 360 Sprintcars showing at Bunbury as drivers gear up for Esperance
KAIDEN Manders increased his chances of winning the 2016-17 360 Sprintcar Power Series with a clinical display at Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night.
The young gun, behind the wheel of the J&S Drilling W60 for the 20-lap final, started from pole and was never headed.
Manders went into the Bunbury round as the points leader of the series and as a result of his last win, he has increased his lead.
He won the final from Ben Van Ryt, Troy Lawson and Ray Leonard.
It took a few attempts to get the feature race underway, with Paul Peet spinning first and on the next occasion Jamie Landrigan tagged the fence.
Jamie Buszan was the next one to spin at the restart.
Manders led early from Todd Davis and Van Ryt before Davis headed infield, surrendering a possible podium finish.
With 12 laps to go newcomer Callum Sweetman spun on the back straight and after the race resumed he ran for another seven laps before pulling infield – around the same time as Ray Snellin, who started from P3, ended his campaign.
Van Ryt claimed another second in Bunbury after starting from P6 while Lawson’s third was a good result in his first race meeting back in the W83 for a couple of months – starting from P5.
Leonard, who made the long haul down from Kalgoorlie did well for his fourth after he sustained damage in the second heat and had to start from P8.
For his win Manders received another front wing.
The next round of the 360 Power Series will be held at Esperance Speedway on Friday night.