And while Ryan Farrell was tearing up the clay at Albany in Round 10 of WSS, there was a lot of other stuff going on around the nation.
Perth Motorplex hosted the spectacular Marty Chamberlain 360 Sprintcar Trophy and Sydney Speedway (after a couple of rainouts) got another one in the books for their track Championship (Round 11).
PERTH MOTORPLEX – KWINANA
South Australia’s Chad Ely (S22) took the Marty Chamberlain trophy at Kwinana from local hero Kris Coyle in the “Rib Cage” owned #56 and another local favourite Allan Nash in the #10 Terry Cutts Owned car.
It was a great win from Ely under extreme pressure from both Coyle and Nash in the 20 Lap Final. Also a stand out performance throughout the event would have to be from 17 year old Brayden Miller.
Miller, a young Driver who launched his Sprintcar career recently after stepping up from a hugely successful “early years” career in Dirt Go-Karts, has been racing limited Sprintcars this season and is leading the series pointscore by three points – Brayden’s Team took the challenge to bolt a 360 into his Chassis for the Chamberlain event and “go racing” the next level up.
Brayden Miller’s Family racing outfit is known as “Texanne Racing” and it is all self-funded. The Team run an incredibly slick operation on a limited budget. The results these guys get week in, week out really speaks for themselves. In the Saturday night Kwinana Meeting young Miller was probably probably 120 to 130 HP shy of the top/lead cars like Ely, Coyle and Nash, yet the young peddler showed maturity well beyond his years in passing many far more experienced and highly fancied Drivers throughout the night – not just in Heats but in the Feature to boot.
It was great to see such a young talent as Brayden Miller keep the rest of the field honest. Miller has a great future ahead of himself and given the luxury of a Marketing Partner, who knows ——— we may have future WA Champion on our hands.
Brayden and the Texanne Team would welcome any interest in this regard. If you want to jump on board a blossoming Team and achieve great Corporate Exposure then contact the Team Owner Mark Miller on MOBILE: 0408 926 154.
Here are some more images from the Chamberlain Trophy Meeting.
And while all that went down, veteran Max Dumesny was busy scoring a great victory at Sydney Speedway. It was Round 11 of the SS Track Championship and Max started out of P4 behind pole sitter Kelly Linigen. It was great to see Kelly back after a self-imposed hiatus and simply put she rocked the house her #4 to aspire to maximum points for the evening and the ultimate prize of “Pole Pozzie”.
At the get go it was clear there was a mechanical issue with the Linigen rig and she headed back to the pit enclosure and was unfortunately unable to continue. A real Bummer for the “Gas Girl”. Dumesny assumed the lead after 7 laps. It wasn’t easy for the “Veteran” Dumesny as he fended off the internal war that waged between Trevor Green, Danny Reidy and Roddy Bellbowen.
Young charger Roddy Bellbowen put a monster slide job down on Dumesny at the 2/3rds race distance mark. Dumesny didn’t really like that at clawed back the lead with some fancy footwork.
Then in the closing stages things really got interesting with the in-form Trevor Green (SA4) speared underneath Dumesny with two laps to go. It was Green’s Race through and through until the unthinkable happened……Green overcooked it and looped the Natrad entry on the last turn on the last lap, allowing Dumesny to swoop and bag the victory.
The crowd went “Ape” – it was a classic race that is for sure.
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