SAT JANUARY 9
Avalon Raceway kick-started their 2021 race season with a bang, setting the Return From Lockdown Cup for Sprintcars alight. Brett Milburn would eventually park the IDIGIT 68 in victory lane over a fast finishing Corey Mccullagh and Darren Mollenoyux.
Graham West would go on to take out the modified sedan West Coast Classic in a very popular win, after making it 32 years between winning that particular event the first time which is commendable. Nick Cockerill and Jai Nicholaisen would round out the podium behind the B56 Torana of West.
West won both heats from deep in the grid before capping off the perfect night all round and crowning him his second West Coast Classic in front of a capacity crowd at the Place for Pace.
Corey Mccullagh set QuickTime overall and had speed early. Adam King set QuickTime in his flight which was a welcome return to form for the V48 Team.
Brett Milburn piloted the V68 home to a heat 1 win, Corey Mccullagh stormed home in heat 2, Darren Mollenoyux dominated heat 3 with Grant Stansfield rounding out heat 4 with a victory.
Milburn would go on to park the V68 IDIGIT machine in front of the beloved Jet fans taking out the return from lockdown cup. Corey Mccullagh continued his in form run in the V90 of 2021 falling just shy of the main event win. Darren Mollenoyux ran rampant in third place striving the V3 to the podium.
Adam King, Grant Stansfield, Bobby Daly, Ryan Davis, Andrew Hughes, Mitchell Smith and Andy Hibbert made up the stacked top 10 finishers.
After retiring early with damage to the right front corner of the Kye Walters #1, Graham West would inherit the lead from there and steer the Bendigo #56 LJ Torana to a much respected victory. Including his second ever West Coast Classic mantle.
Nick Cockerill locked down the #11 into a solid second place with Jai Nicholaisen hot in pursuit for third.
A fantastic night of action in front of the capacity Lara crowd had fans begging for more action come the end of the night. Next on the calender is the Sprintcar Presidents Cup on January 20, kicking off a massive week of speedway between Avalon, Mt Gambier and Warrnambool.