David Priolo wins AHG Series Round 2 at the Perth Motorplex

Words by SEG, Images by Peter Roebuck

The second AHG Series meeting on Saturday November 2 doubled the annual Magic Man Tribute event honouring the late and great Michael Figliomeni.

David Priolo got off to a strong night in time trials setting fourth fastest (14.572 seconds) and crossed the line fifth in his opening heat race.

He raced up to second in his next outing – recording a sizzling 13.667 second lap in the process.

After starting from position 4 in the 34-lap Magic Man tribute event, Priolo moved up to third on lap 11. He took over second spot on lap 25 when the race leader Mark Wells retired from the event.

David Priolo bagged the "Figs" Trophy at the end of the night and met two lovely ladies in the process

Priolo closed on the race leader Jason Kendrick and then flew around him on the final turn to snatch a brilliant victory.

“This win is really special for me,” said Priolo. “Michael Figliomeni was one of my childhood heroes when I was going to the races with my father at Claremont Speedway each week.

“Tonight is even more special as I have got his cousin Rick Geneve on the spanners. “It was a great job by the boys in getting the win tonight.

“Big thanks to everyone who chipped in and helped while the majority of the team were in Sydney with the drag racing commitments.

“It was a hell of a race with JK (Jason Kendrick).”

Priolo currently sits in second place in the AHG Sprintcar Series pointscore and SA’s Luke Dillon took home double points after playing his Joker.

Round three of the competition takes place this coming Saturday evening at the Quit Bunbury Speedway.

David Priolo Motorsport has shaped up into a professional Team nowadays with great backing from the following corporate partners –

Budget Forklifts, B.L & S.G Lake Brick Cartage, Kimberley Pipelines, Rocket Industries, Premium Developments, Ricciardo Earthmoving, Scardifields Smash Repairs, Fuchs Oils, Watsons Express Transport, Beyond Tools, Cool Chassis, Topshelf Wardrobes, JP Signs, David and Sue Jones, The Dancers Closet, Double Shot Dogsports.

Winners Circle - L to R Jason Kendrick 2nd, David Priolo 1st, Luke Dillon 3rd

Mark Wells was leading before mechanical issues forced him to the infield - He QT'd with 14.301 sec

The Victor in full flight - David Priolo is shaping up to be the man to beat

Jamie Maiolo (99) battles with younger brother Brad (77)

Trent Pigdon busy down low

"Bad Boy" Beckingham (24) and Sheldon Brady take different race lines through pits bend

Callum Williamson (73) and Carl Dowling (87) gave a new meaning to "riding a wheel"

 

 

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