Ians full to the Brims
By Dennis Newlyn
IAN BRIMS took out the ninth round of the Ian Boettcher Volkswagen-sponsored Super Sedan Series at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Brims led Greg Northfield and Craig McGeorge to the chequered flag in another thrilling main event despite the relatively low car count.
Tournament front-runner Wayne Brims, nephew of race winner Ian, finished back in the field.
However, despite his disappointing result, he maintains his position on the leaderboard as one of the major contenders for the east coast tournament.
Queensland’s Jamie McHugh, another driver well placed overall in the series, also was below his best after he drove a borrowed car in the Lismore event.
Lismore’s Tania Smith had her share of car problems and was sidelined for the night after a heat appearance.
Wayne Brims led early in the main event and at one point looked the likely winner.
But his race plan came unstuck in lapped traffic after he tangled with another car that slowed the action for a yellow light period.
Brims was deemed responsible for causing the stoppage and was sent to the rear of field for the restart.
Despite a gallant drive from the back in the remaining laps, Wayne Brims fell short of a podium finish, but still emerged one of the stars of the race.
The street stock main event was won by Brian Mackney, while Kurt Wilson was successful in the junior sedan feature race. The four-cylinder sedan action feature race was taken out by Trent Dhu.
Spectators at the Australia Day speedway program saw a spectacular fireworks display as part of the overall night of entertainment.
The next fixture at Lismore Speedway is scheduled for February 9.