Sean Black – Victory Lap
Sam Roza 2nd, Sean Black 1st, Matty Pascoe 3rd.
Photo Credit Mr Click
Round three of the McCosker Super Sedan Series supported by Hervey Bay Tilt Tray Hire was held at the Fraser Shores Maryborough Speedway on Saturday night (21st November). Twenty-Nine year old Sean Black (Sweet 26) drove a patient and smooth race to win by 1.279 seconds from Sam Roza (Sweet 77) and Matty Pascoe (Sweet 31).
Twenty one cars would hot lap however unfortunately Rodney Craft (Dominator 48) would take no further part in the event.
Nine qualifying heats were held with nine different winners. On a track that was very challenging for all the drivers the winners of all nine heats came from the front row. Heat winners were Darren Kane (Dominator Aus 1),Wayne Randall (Rocket 6), Carter Armstrong (OTR 35), David Musch (Sweet 12), Sean Black (Sweet 26), Trent Wilson (Sweet 44), Justin Smithwick (Sweet 63), Craig Hammond (Rocket 2), and Sam Roza (Sweet 77).
The highest point scorer would be twenty-two year old Carter Armstrong (104), in only his third race meeting in Super Sedan, driving an OTR chassis with sponsorship from Carline Mufflers Caloundra, Harrisons Mechanical Services, M & N Car Carriers, and F45 Training Strathpine.
Following Armstrong would be Wayne Randall (100), Sean Black (100), Sam Roza (100), Darren Kane (96), Gavin Northfield (96), David Musch (96), Craig Hammond (92), Justin Smithwick (92), Bob McCosker (92), Trent Wislon (90), Nicholas O’Keeffe (88), Mick Nicola (88), Matt Pascoe (84), Hayden Brims (80), Josh McLaren (76), Zac Pascoe (72), Brendon Kelly (62).
Wayne Randall got the best start and would lead lap one from Roza and Armstrong. The caution came out on lap 3 for Smithwick (broken lift arm and pinion) and then again on lap 4 for the pole sitter Armstrong whose nose panel was folded under hindering his steering. Both would take no further part. Immediately on the restart Black moved into second and the race at the front settled into a rhythm with the KRT Rocket of Randall in the lead. Randall said this morning “the car was quite easy to drive considering it was not what you would call a 4 bar type of track”. However as the pair approached heavy lap traffic it was Black who was searching for an alternate line and on lap 20 made the pass around the outside through turns 1 and 2. The following circuit would see Randall get a little high around the lap cars and spin, unfortunately rookie Hayden Brims (Rocket 111) was not able to avoid and made heavy contact. Both cars would be too badly damaged to continue. By this time the biggest mover in the field was Matty Pascoe (Rockhampton Mazda 31) who was making very good progress and had moved into seventh from fourteenth. Matty explained “I ran the top while the other cars were running on the smoother bottom, I could drive through the holes and as the bottom went real slick, which was slowing them down, my line was getting better”. On the restart the top three were Black, Roza and Kane. Black was unchallenged over the last 10 laps, Roza was a comfortable second and Pascoe found his way around Nicola (6th), Wilson (5th) and Kane (4th) to claim a hard fought third. Seventh was Bob McCosker, with eight place going to Craig Hammond for his best result in the series as well as 1st in the QLD Super Sedan Development Series. The top ten was rounded out by Josh McLaren and Zac Pascoe with Gavin Northfield and Brendon Kelly being the only other finishers.
Sean reflected on his win this morning saying “ ït was a solid night from the get go on a very demanding race track that wasn’t forgiving. Had to be ten tenths every lap and just happy to get the job done for the team”. The winners Sweet is sponsored by Handford Plumbing Services, Narellan Pools, Linmac Automotive, Burson’s Autoparts, Toowoomba Steering and Suspension, L Cleaning Service, DTS, Ash Media, Page Race Engines, Terry Austin Smash Repairs, DePool Shop, Scott’s FRP, GW Racing.
Second place Sam Roza said “the car was superb on a difficult track”. His Sweet 77 is sponsored by Ford Wreckers Redcliffe, Oz Race Wraps, Tasman Racewear, Autosmart North Brisbane, Beedhams Brake and Exhaust, 44 Photography, Parkers Body Shop, Redcliffe Towing, Australian Auto Hoses.
Heat One: Darren Kane A1, David Musch 12, Sam Roza 77, Justin Smithwick 63, Bob McCosker 39, Craig Craft 6, Trent Wilson 44. Time: 2:00.935. Fastest lap Darren Kane 14.775. Winning margin 5.874.
Heat Two: Wayne Randall 6, Nicholas O’Keeffe 20, Matty Pascoe 31, Zac Pascoe 51, Mick Nicola 3, Josh McLaren 96, Brendon Kelly 84. Time: 2:00.173. Fastest lap Nicholas O’Keeffe 14.691. Winning margin 0.763.
Heat Three: Carter Armstrong 35, Craig Hammond 2, Sean Black 26, Hayden Brims 111, Gavin Northfield 15, Michael Hally 98. Time: 2:04.919. Fastest lap Hayden Brims 15.035. Winning Margin 1.221.
Heat Four: David Musch 12, Bob McCosker 39, Nicholas O’Keeffe 20, Wayne Randall 6, Hayden Brims 111, Brendon Kelly 84, Michael Hally 98. Time: 2:04.885. Fastest lap Michael Hally 15.221. Winning margin 0.965.
Heat Five: Sean Black 26, Gavin Northfield 15, Matty Pascoe 31, Sam Roza 77, Craig Craft 6, Zac Pascoe 51. Time: 1:59.910. Fastest lap Sean Black 14.688. Winning margin 1.209.
Heat Six: Trent Wilson 44, Mick Nicola 3, Josh McLaren, Carter Armstrong 35, Justin Smithwick 63, Darren Kane A1, Craig Hammond 2. Time: 1:58.653. Fastest lap Trent Wilson 14.425.
Heat Seven: Justin Smithwick 63, Darren Kane A1, Wayne Randall 6, Mick Nicola 3, Brendon Kelly 84, Nicholas O’Keeffe 20. Time: 3:33.285. Fastest lap Wayne Randall 14.577.
Heat Eight: Craig Hammond 2, Carter Armstrong 35, Bob McCosker 39, Hayden Brims 111, Josh McLaren 96, Matt Pascoe 31. Time: 3:12.654. Fastest lap Craig Hammond 15.079. Winning margin 0.872.
Heat Nine: Sam Roza 77, Gavin Northfield 15, Trent Wilson 44, Sean Black 26, Zac Pascoe 51, David Musch 12. Time: 2:00.113. Fastes lap Sean Black 14.672. Winning margin 2.424.
Feature: Sean Black 26, Sam Roza 77, Matty Pascoe 31, Darren Kane A1, Trent Wilson 44, Mick Nicola V3, Bob McCosker 39, Craig Hammond 2, Josh McLaren 96, Zac Pascoe 51, Gavin Northfield 15, Brendon Kelly 48, Wayne Randall 6 (DNF), David Musch 12 (DNF), Hayden Brims 111 (DNF), Carter Armstrong 35 (DNF), Justin Smithwick 63 (DNF), Nicholas O’Keeffe 20 (DNF). Time: 19:34.395. Fastest lap Wayne Randall 14.760. Winning margin 1.279.
McCosker Contracting Super Sedan Series is also proudly supported by:
Hervey Bay Tilt Tray Hire
Ian Boettcher Race Parts
Ken Mills Toyota
Queensland Speedway Spares
Ford Wreckers Redcliffe
Kempy Race Pipes
Afco Shock Doctor