Words by Sydney Speedway
Image compliments of Gary Reid – firstname.lastname@example.org
It was a race that promised much and delivered in spades.
The Scott Darley sprintcar classic over 40 laps had many leaders with Tim Kaeding and Steve Kinser trading the lead spot with Trevor Green, Robbie Farr and Dale Blaney all in the frame.
Kaeding, the top point scorer leading into the final, chose to start from pole and not position 19 which would have netted him $19.000 if he had won!
He didn’t as a tyre disintegrated while he was leading only two laps after Steve Kinser suffered the same fate.
Trevor Green was an ever present in the race and scorched to the front in his Natrad entry.
Robbie Farr, Dale Blaney and Max Dumesny tangled on the final restart and the three were eliminated.
American Brad Sweet was the journeyman with huge wraps after he won the C main from the back row, the B main from the back and then finished within the top six in the Scott Darley final.
One had to feel sorry for Kaeding and Kinser who ran away from the field.
The track took rubber after the 40 degree heat, but the moment it glazed over, it was like pavement racing.
It was tough on tyres and not many of the hard chargers had anything left but canvas to show for their efforts.
It was a terrific race and Trevor Green deserved to win.
He finished with twin $10.000 victories at Valvoline Raceway, the NSW title and the Scott Darley classic.
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