DAYNE TAKES A KING SHOT AT CHAMPIONSHIP

West Australian Dayne Kingshot had few peers in the 70th Victorian speedcar championship at Avalon Raceway on Saturday night.

In fact you could say he was in a class of his own.

The Perth based driver rigorously refused to be challenged in the opening laps of the final although he took pressure from Sydney racer Mark Brown and American Davey Ray late in the race.

Big things were expected from Geelong local Domain Ramsay, but his challenge  ended abruptly after a spectacular flip in traffic.

Kingshot showed sufficient form as to indicate what he might do in the Australian championship in a couple of weeks.

Mount Gambier driver Dave Gartner won a spectacular K Rock Cup for V8 super sedans after a race long duel with Peter Nicola and Brad Wicks.

Nicola surprised the visitor with an inside pass on the fourth turn to take the lead, but Gartner fought back on the outside to put the issue beyond doubt.

“The track was superb and the outside line was definitely the fastest way to the checker,” a delighted Dave claimed as he climbed from his machine.

Meanwhile in Perth, Australian Sprintcar champion David Murcott from Point Cook, failed to finish in the World Series final at the Kwinana Motorplex when his car crashed after a steering failure.

The race was won by American-based Australian Kerry Madsen.