Daniel Keen victorious in SAWA 360 Sprintcar Power Series Round 9
KEEN BROTHERS DOMINATE - Daniel Keen wins last night's round of the SAWA 360 Power Series at the McD Contracting Esperance Speedway from Michael Keen and Ray Leonard. Pic by Mel Parker.
Daniel Keen started from position two, alongside former Esperance local Steven Ford, and from early on dominated the ninth round of the SAWA 360 Power Series at Esperance Speedway on Saturday night.
The Bunbury-based Keen went on to win the 25-lap final from his younger brother,
Michael Keen with Kalgoorlie's Ray Leonard taking third.
Jamie Landrigan, who lives in Port Hedland, was fourth from Darren Mewett, Ben Butcher Racing - Sprintcar w42, Cory Gilpin, Jacob Potts and Steve Adley.
Ford started from pole position after narrowly-defeating Daniel Keen in the pole dash.
Unfortunately he spun out early and went to the rear of the pack before heading infield.
There was contact early between Landrigan and Butcher that saw the latter dive to the middle of the track before rejoining at the other end of the circuit.
Potts and Troy Lawson came together a short time later that put Lawson out of the event while Potts was able to resume.
Shaun Bradford, who won the round in Kalgoorlie the night before, started from position three, was forced to spin to avoid a spinning car.
He raced back through the pack and then tagged the fence when challenging for second, putting him out after putting 18 laps in the book.
Ford won the first heat race of the night from Michael Keen, Leonard, Bradford, Cory Gilpin and Casey Johannson.
The second heat went to Lawson from Darren Mewett, Daniel Keen, Landrigan and Potts, with Butcher crashing out.
Heat three went to Bradford from Landrigan, Ford, Mewett, Gilpin and Adley, while the final heat went to Daniel Keen from Butcher, Leonard, Michael Ken, Lawson, Johansson and Potts.
Full Nights Results:
360 Sprintcar Power Series Round 9
1st #90wx Daniel Keen
2nd #15wx Michael Keen
3rd #12wx Ray Leonard
4th #30w Jamie Landrigan
5th #55w Darren Mewett
6th #42wx Ben Butcher
7th #50wx Cory Gilpin
8th #40wx Jacob Potts
9th #9wx Steve Adley
DNF #57w Shaun Bradford
DNF #21wx Troy Lawson
DNF #25wx Casey Johannson
DNF #82w Steven Ford
1st #00 Hamish Macalpine 36
2nd #9 Sean Barrett 28
3rd #17 Josh Stewart 23
1st #81 Peter Walker
2nd #21 Evan Wakefield 102
3rd #46 Todd Barrett 87
4th #28 Brenton Bridges 81
5th #39 Zane Humphrys 63
6th #11 Josh Macalpine 43
7th #98 Jarred Bridges 40
8th #38 Bob Wakefield 32
9th #18 Gary Leeson 25
10th #69 Mitchell Winfield 21
1st #35 Ben Hancock 124
2nd #88 Zak Swann 121
3rd #14 Wayde Rigney 109
4th #9 Kael Lawrence 107
5th #69 Shannon Anthony 92