Round One of the Easter Trail thanks to Geelong Harley-Davidson kicked of at Avalon Raceway last night in spectacular style. Camden Signage and Building services brought out the best 57 Sprintcar teams to compete for this blue ribbon event, supported by Super Rods, Fireworks and a Demo Derby.
Time trails set the mood for the night with most groups setting sub 12 sec laps.
The heats are fast and clean and we saw great skills on display with the driver inversions.
The final starts with James McFadden on pole, but he chooses the outside position, as it had been the proven line all through the heats. Corey McCullagh gains the lead and by just making the main event he has already pocketed $20k as the 2017-18 Avalon Raceway track championship, but Corey only knows one way and that is to compete. His night one aspirations come to an end as he spins in corner four. McFadden has the lead back in his grip as Ryan Davis hits the turn 2 wall. With 19 laps to go we have McFadden from Jamie Veal, then David Murcott and Rusty Hickman. Then comes the Veal challenge, times to perfection as the lap clock hits 10 to go. The next 9 laps where intense and brought the crowd to its feet, McFadden does slightly better with lap traffic and commits to the low line, while Veal stayed high. Then 25 year recipient Gavin White calls ‘Yellow, yellow, yellow’ as Rusty Hickman backs it into corner 4 and its green white checkers to decide night one. McFadden jumps early and leads Veal and Mollenoyux to the chalk line.
Super Rods deliver a fantastic A main for 3CS as Ewan McKenzie takes it from Michael Coad and Quentin Tanner. The largest fireworks display in the Geelong region had the crowd in awe and the kids erupted as the Demo Derby (including the Easter Bunny) finishes the night in spectacular form.
Our next event is April 21st for the 360 Digger Cup thanks to A+ Powder Coating.
Images from Shane Sharrock from Rock Solid Productions.