Round 1 of the Esperance Kalgoorlie Challenge
Action was a plenty at the Esperance Holden Speedway on November 16. Close fast racing and numerous crashes saw Kalgoorlie take the win for round 1 of the Esperance vs Kalgoorlie challenge.
The New Era Shearing Junior Sedans had low numbers in the All-Star Junior ranks, however, that didn't stop Hayden Mortimer and the Brown brothers, Logan and Kaden putting on a show.
Logan picked up the pace while Kaden had the Daihatsu all over the Hyundai of Mortimer.
These two young stars would be side by side most of the evening until the feature race saw the pair run out of room on the back straight, both cars spinning out of control.
Kaden Brown would retire the car while Mortimer was able to restart and take the chequered flag over Logan Brown.
The Rookie Junior Division was once again dominated by Cam Aldrick from Kalgoorlie.
Charlie Tate from Esperance was able to keep Aldrick in reach while fellow Esperance drivers of Chris and Hayley Dickersen kept the pressure applied.
It all came to a crashing end for Hayley in the final with a spectacular rollover in turn 4, right in front of youngster Sean Kirwin. Hayley escaped without injury while her car will need extensive repairs.
The Esperance Outdoor Power Equipment Street Stocks again had a large field of cars. Lap 1 of Heat 1 had a multi car pile-up on the early slippery conditions.
The field was depleted for the remainder of the race however pit crews were able to return most cars to the track for the rest of the night. Kalgoorlie drivers Travis Moynihan, Luke Barnewall and WA1 Jack Barnewall were extremely strong, Jack taking the feature win.
Esperance dark horse Linton Dickersen returned to form placing 2nd and local Zane Humphrys managing third after early damage sustained from heat 1.
The Natrad Esperance Production Sedan division kept the crowd on their toes. Esperance driver Tye Tyrrell spun the commodore in front of the field in Heat 1 with Josh Stewart coming out the other side with steering damage. Stewart was able to repair the car and showed great pace for the remainder of the night. Kalgoorlie driver Travis Clarke had mechanical problems while Jeff Pahl parked the cortina heavily in the back straight concrete, ending his night.
Blake Fletcher had his charade on song but the dominant charge of Hamish Macalpine in his Ford Cortina would see him almost lap the entire field in the final.
The AMCA Nationals was action packed with side by side racing from all drivers.
Greg Horan had the crowd on their feet and crash crew busy when he went for a wild ride along the top of the back straight concrete coming to rest in the turn 3 catch fence. Horan was injury free while his racing machine was unable to continue.
Bill Govans was on track in Horan's spare car and had been circulating well up until the Heat 2 crash. Govans stepped aside and allowed Horan to continue the nights racing, netting him a podium finish.
Kalgoorlie drivers David Boyes and Sean Mazuchelli were strong throughout the evening, Boyes taking the win over local favourite Murray Parsons JNR.
The Esperance Combined Tyre and Mechanical Burnout Division continued frying tyres and making smoke clouds. New comer Jamie Goodwin entertained the crowd with his flame throwing ford powered skyline before transmission failure in heat 3.
A strong performance by Shannon Anthony and Jake Cracknell in their V8 commodore would see them take first place over a galant effort by second placed Chad Anderson and Steve Folvig.
Be sure to get out to the next meeting on December 7 for the eighth Annual Street Stock 20/20 Challenge.
Credit- Bronty Humphrys.