Autobarn Carina Speedway was host to round one of the Ford Wreckers Redcliffe Summer Slam which was round 6 of the McCosker Super Sedan Series.
Matty Pascoe (Sweet 47) led all 30 laps to win narrowly from Nicholas O’Keeffe (Sweet 20) and a distant Mick Nicola (KO V3) in third.
Time was against the track staff and as a consequence one round of heats were dropped and the feature reduced to 30 laps. The heat race wins went to rookie Hayden Brims (who recorded his first Super Sedan race win) (Rocket 111), fellow rookie Zac Pascoe (Dominator 51), Matty Pascoe, Mick Nicola, Justin Smithwick (Sweet 63) and Steve Jordan (Sweet 10).
The top 5 in points after the two rounds were Matty Pascoe 114, Mick Nicola 108, Nicholas O’Keeffe 108, Hayden Brims 102, Steve Jordan 96.
The track all night was bottom dominant and that’s how the feature started with the inside line getting the best start. Pascoe led from O’Keeffe, Nicola and Jordan. Sam Roza (Sweet 77) made some good progress early to be in position four on lap 9 from his seventh starting spot. Sean Black and Hayden Brims made the mid field racing interesting swapping positions six and seven several times. Roza made every effort for a podium with many attempts to pass Nicola on the outside however he would spin on lap 26 and was out of the race with a flat left front tire after contact. The top five finishing order was Matty Pascoe, Nicholas O’Keeffe, Mick Nicola, Steve Jordan, and Sean Black. Hayden Brims was the first development series driver home in sixth place and was impressive on a difficult racing surface considering his limited V8 experience.
Matty Pascoe said after the race “ we were lucky to have our two front row starts count in the shortened program, but the car was good enough after we threw everything at it ”. The winners car is owned and usually raced by Darryl Moon and is sponsored by Moons Earthworks.
Nicholas O’Keeffe was very excited to finish in second place and said that “it was his most consistent night in Super Sedan racing”. He also said “Dad asked me what I needed to do and I just said I got this!”. The number 20 Sweet is supported by M & N Car Carriers, City Motor Auctions, Workshop Solutions Sunshine Coast, Brisbane Removalists, Harrison Mechanical, and Superior Towing.
In a statement after the race the track staff apologised for the unfortunate delays which forced the changes to the program.
Heat One: Hayden Brims 111, Craig Hammond 2, Mick Nicola V3, Darren Kane A1, Brad Pascoe 11, Brendon Kelly 84, Rodney Craft 48. Time: 3:15.927. Winning Margin 0.816. Fastest Lap Brad Pascoe 18.898
Heat Two: Zac Pascoe 51, Nicholas O’Keeffe 20, Sean Black 26, Mark O’Brien 99, Josh McLaren 96, Justin Smithwick 63, Tyson Moon 57. Time: 6:51.062. Winning Margin 1.417. Fastest Lap Sean Black 18.602.
Heat Three: Matty Pascoe 47, Sam Roza 77, Gary Pagel 5, Carter Armstrong 35, Steve Jordan 10, Wayne Randall 6, Brady Vohland 39. Time: 3:10.033. Winning Margin 3.326. Fastest Lap Matty Pascoe 18.879.
Heat Four: Mick Nicola V3, Matty Pascoe 47, Tyson Moon 57, Craig Hammond 2, Mark O’Brien 99, Gary Pagel 5, Brady Vohland 39. Time: 2:34.619. Winning Margin 0.315. Fastest Lap Matty Pascoe 18.802.
Heat Five: Justin Smithwick 63, Nicholas O’Keeffe 20, Darren Kane A1, Sam Roza 77, Wayne Randall 6, Rodney Craft 48, Brendon Kelly 84. Time 2:33.401. WSinning Margin 0.706. Fastest Lap Sam Roza 18.845.
Heat Six: Steve Jordan 10, Josh McLaren 96, Sean Black 26, Hayden Brims 111, Brad Pascoe 11, Zac Pascoe 51, Carter Armstrong 35. Time 27:17.187. Winning Margin 4.481. Fastest Lap Steve Jordan 18.369.
Feature: Matty Pascoe 47, Nicholas O’Keeffe 20, Mick Nicola V3, Steve Jordan 10, Sean Black 26, Hayden Brims 111, Josh McLaren 96, Justin Smithwick 63, Tyson Moon 57, Zac Pascoe 51, Carter Armstrong 35, Brad Pascoe 11, Brady Vohland 39 (29), Brendon Kelly 84 (27), Sam Roza 77 (26), Darren Kane A1 (13), Wayne Randall 6 (9), Gary Pagel 5 (3), Craig Hammond 2 (1). Time: 15:35.007. Winning Margin 1.961. Fastest Lap Matty Pascoe 18.595.
McCosker Contracting Super Sedan Series is also proudly supported by:
Ford Wreckers Redcliffe
Ian Boettcher Race Parts
Ken Mills Toyota
Queensland Speedway Spares
Hervey Bay Tilt Tray Hire
Kempy Race Pipes
Afco Shock Doctor