13 November, 2023
Season opener impresses
THE opening night of season 2023-24 was an exciting one at Warrnambool’s Sungold Stadium Premier Speedway.
Reigning Australian sprintcar champion Jock Goodyer once again showed he’ll be hard to beat in the coming months, taking the chequered flag in the A main to win the second round of the Sprintcar Racing Association series in front of an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday night.
From position four on the grid, Goodyer passed polesitter Jamie Veal with six laps to run in the 30-lap A main.
South Australian driver Daniel Pestka claimed third, after starting in position nine, while Sydney’s Jordyn Brazier recorded his best finish at the venue, crossing the line in fourth.
There was no shortage of crashes in the main event, with more than half the 20-car field not finishing.
Among those to retire were Chad Ely, Rusty Hickman, Glen Sutherland, Tate Frost and Brett Milburn.
Pro Sprints action was again fierce, with Queenslander Lachlan McHugh leading home team-mate Jordan Rae, giving victory to popular car-owner Domain Ramsay from Geelong.
Like McHugh, former national champion Kye Walters also proved he will be hard to beat this season when he took home the 20-lap feature race.
The action returns to Premier Speedway on Saturday November 18 with round four of the SRA Sprintcar series and the Jack Willsher Cup for Formula 500s