Jordan Rae of Bannockburn continued his superb form of late with victory in the second round of Formula 500 Dash for Cash feature held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway on Saturday, January 8, 2022.
The newly-crowned Speedweek champion had a near perfect night with a strong time in qualifying, a comfortable heat win and blitzed the field from pole position to lead all 20 laps in the final to win from Queenslander Brodie Davis who grabbed second off Portland’s Angus Hollis on the final lap.
The second round of the Dutton Garage Southern Speedcar Tour presented by Max Dumesny Motorsport had Travis Mills of Echuca off pole position and he would eventually win from Nathan Smee and Matt Jackson.
Smee from position two raced to the lead into turn one but a lap was barely completed when Glen Shaw clipped a slower car on the back straight and rolled.
At the restart it was identical with Smee jumping to the lead again from Mills and Dillon Ghent to build a nice lead.
Mills challenged Smee on lap 13 of the 20 lap race and it was a race in two, with Mills taking the lead as Smee tried everything with Matt Jackson into third. Mills took the win from Smee ,Jackson and Nick Parker in a thrilling race.
The Midfield Group Wingless Sprints Summer Slam Series round two feature attracted 60 cars and it was Daniel Storer of Portland from pole position take the early lead from Jack McCarthy and Luke Storer.
McCarthy lost position and it became a battle of the Storer brothers who were first and second with Luke Storer now leading early.
One lap later McCarthy took back position two and help out Daniel Storer. In fourth was Travis Millar and former national champion Alex Ross in fifth from a starting position of 11th.
McCarthy was sent to the rear of the field deemed the primary cause of an incident with Carly Walsh.
The Storers still led with seven to run from a hard charging Millar but the race was declared with five laps left due to a rolling car on turn three and the lateness of the night.
Luke Storer led home brother Daniel for a rare family quinella with Millar third and Matthew Symons in fourth.
The next meeting at Simpson Speedway will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 with the 12th running of the annual Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge for 360ci Sprintcars (15K to win) and the annual Snoopy Slam for Super Rods.
Gates will open at 4pm with cars on track at 5pm.
General Admission tickets are now available on-line via our website.
All photos taken by Robert Lake Photography.