Junior placegetters, from left, Jordan Biviano (third), Max Clarke (first) and Jon McCorkindale (second).Picture: TONY POWELL
Junior placegetters, from left, Jordan Biviano (third), Max Clarke (first) and Jon McCorkindale (second).Picture: TONY POWELL

Clarke wins junior title

By TONY POWELL

FIVE Far North Coast drivers contested the NSW NASA Junior Sedan Championship at Bluevale Speedway, Gunnedah, last Saturday, with NSW champion Max Clarke defending his title.

Jordan Biviano, Brock Armstrong, Andrew Duncan and Brendon Haynes also contested the event.

Casino's Biviano qualified on pole with two wins and a second in the heats.

Clarke qualified on third position with a first, a second and a third in his heats.

Armstrong started from 10th after a second, a third and a fifth, while Duncan went from 18th position, qualifying by finishing second in the consolation race.

Clarke, Biviano and Armstrong ran at the front most of the feature, switching positions a few times.

Armstrong had to drive harder coming from mid-field.

Two other hard-chargers though gave the local lads a hurry-up ? Sydney's Monique Neve and Goulburn's Jon McCorkindale, a former national karting champion.

Clarke ran down and passed Biviano in a good battle, while Armstrong battled from mid-pack to get to the front-runners and mixed it with Biviano and McCorkindale a number of times.

Four stoppages in the 20-lap journey kept the cars bunched up most of the time.

Neve faded from the front to end up fifth.

As the cars crossed the line for the chequered flag, Clarke took back-to-back titles in his Corolla from McCorkindale in his Honda and Biviano in his Corolla.

Armstrong finished fourth in his Honda, while the only other local in the feature, Andrew Duncan, finished near the rear of the field.



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