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The Master and his Apprentice
All Stars Media posted Sunday November 18, 2018.
After a nasty crash at Premier Speedway a couple of weeks ago that hospitalised Matthew Reed he returned with a recently purchased 360 power plant to run RD 3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Heartland Raceway.
Reed & Crew (Dad & Pete) worked hard over the last couple of weeks repairing and rebuilding and their work paid off by taking out the A Main win.
Reeds long time involvement with the In Charge Racing Team and mentoring of young Jordyn also paid off as the pair got to share the stage with Jordyn coming home in 3rd. An elated Reed said “I worked the highline and was surprised that they kept letting me through. I had nothing to lose; I started out of 8 and was 2nd on the back straight. They must have watered the top and the car just stuck there. No one moved up and took the lane so I just stayed, that got us into that position. I was never going to catch Dan and it was bad luck for him not to finish.
Leading the race for 23 of the 25 laps was SA44 Dan Evans unfortunately his engine expired leaving him absolutely gutted and sitting on the infield. Evans was strong all night starting out by taking out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with a 14.855.
He also picked up a heat win and lined up on outside Pole for the Main. Evans had a strong lead on the field and was looking like he would take out the win with ease until his engine decided otherwise.
After a penalty at the start of the A SA33 Mark Caruso worked his way up from 20th into 5th position. Caruso was also fast all night and after damaging their engine at Murray Bridge last Saturday had to lease an engine to make it to Moama. Current Series Champ Paul Solomon made a return for Moama and with their newly built coil over car the V7 machine locked in a 2nd place.
V29 Michael Tancredi came home just short of the podium in 4th place.
The race track proved challenging for teams after the hot wind & weather played havoc in the afternoon and sealed over early in the night. “Unfortunately the track took rubber and wore tires. We cut the distance of the A from 30 laps to 25 to ensure teams would make the distance. Not a choice we make easily but we felt it was the right one last night.
We run at Moama regularly and last season had the best tracks provided to us. Sometimes the elements make things difficult at times and we just have to deal with it the best way we can.” Searle said.
Points for the West Coast Concreting King of the River: 1st V29 Tancredi-809, 2nd SA33 Caruso-796, tied on 3rd SA96 Guerin & V4 Lock-784, 5th SA44 Evans-783, 6th SA95 Dalitz & V16 Wren-772,8th V33 Holt-746, 9th VA2 Boyd-744,10th VA8 McClure-738, 11th V50 Clarke-720
Heat wins – Dan Evans, Brendan Guerin, Mark Caruso, and Eddie Lumbar
A Main results: 1st Matthew Reed, 2nd Paul Solomon, 3rd Jordyn Charge, 4th Michael Tancredi, 5th Mark Caruso, 6th Phil Lock, 7th James Wren, 8th Brendan Guerin, 9th Eddie Lumbar, 10th Chris Solomon, 11th Michael Holt, 12th Jarmin Dalitz, 13th Shaun McClure, 14th Anthony Foster, 15th Boyd Harris, 16th Darren Clarke, 17th Daniel Evans-DNF, 18th James Aronyosi -DNF 19th Chris Campbell-DNF.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Michael Tancredi - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Brendan Guerin
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Not won jackpot to $400
All Star Hot Arse Award –Michael Holt - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Dan Evans – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Darren Clarke
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Tancredi
Top 3 left to right – Jordyn Charge, Matt Reed, Paul Solomon
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