Shaun Bradford Shines at Perth Motorplex

All images – Peter Roebuck
Words: Paul Griffin

Perth Motorplex opened its 2017/18 racing season last Saturday night in fine style despite a major threat of weather cancelling the event. Local ace Shaun Bradford triumphed in front of a huge crowd and drove one of his best-ever races.

It must have been a worry for Motorplex officials as inclement weather during much of the day played havoc with event planning.

Shaun Bradford

Shaun Bradford in Victory Lane

However, in the true spirit of “The Plex” Gavin Migro and his Team of tireless experts worked hard and presented one of the best tracks seen at the Kwinana Beach venue in many seasons.

Shaun Bradford was spectacular in taking a hugely popular win for the first round of the AHG Series, avenging the disappointment of seven days ago where steering issues precluded him for winning the Bonza Bradford Memorial – the annual race at Pithara Speedway that honours his Dad.

Bradford started a lowly 12th on the grid and not many in the crowd gave him a chance.

But embellished with that true determination that is simply a “Bradford Trait”, Shaun steered his immaculate W57 across the finish line to score a convincing win ahead of up and coming Andrew Priolo and former AHG Champion Jamie Maiolo.

Shaun Bradford

A-Main Podium: L to R – Andrew Priolo (2nd), Shaun Bradford (1st), Jamie Maiolo (3rd)

Interestingly Priolo had come from P7 on the grid, but the hard charger award had to go to Maiolo who started out of position sixteen.

Here’s how Peter Roebuck caught the action of the event:

 

Jason Kendrick

Jason Kendrick out in front

Jason Kendrick

Jason Kendrick and Jason Pryde tangle

Kaiden Manders

Kaiden Manders

Shaun Bradford

Shaun Bradford is back to his best

Brad Maiolo

Brad Maiolo gets down to business

Jamie Maiolo

Jamie Maiolo on the highline

Andrew Priolo

Andrew Priolo leads Daniel Harding who rolled up with a virgin white car

Kye Scroop

Kye Scroop sits out a race

Shaun Bradford

Close encounters of the 3rd kind

Kaiden Manders

Kaiden Manders in a spot of trouble

Jason Kendrick shows his smooth style

Jason Kendrick

The opening night saw a host of new livery

The opening night saw a host of new livery

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