No Lack of luck for Peter
By BRUCE MAXWELL
QUEENSLAND'S Peter Lack claimed his third consecutive Australian Modified Production Sedan Title at Bartercard Lismore Speedway in the Carter Racing/Wants Transport 2005 National Title.
The event run over three nights with practice on Friday night, qualifying heats on Saturday night and the semifinal and Final on Sunday night.
The blue ribbon event attracted some sixty two nominations, the top class field of entrants was peppered with State and club Champions from just about every Club and State in Australia.
Saturday nights heats provided some standout drives by Gympie's Tod Doyle, Victoria's Ashley Parkinson, Brisbane's Steve Price, South Australia's Shane Best along with locals Jason Jolley and Bob Worling.
They were all very impressive and looked like serious contenders until Peter Lack rolled out onto the track.
From the very first lap Lack was smooth and fast, he simply went to the outside and cruised past the field to win every one of his heats bar one....in that he finished second.
He avoided the wrecks; his crew gave him a top race car that he drove smart, he top scored through the heats and started on pole.
There were stoppages and that was the only time the field got close to Lack who simply drove away from his challengers at every restart.
- Brisbane's Brian Gardiner was lucky to escape serious injury after his V8 Dirt Modified car had a massive slip on Saturday night at Lismore's Bartercard Speedway.
Gardiner lost control and his car almost reached the top of the six metre high catchment fence around the outside of the track.
"It was an unbelievably big slip," speedway promoter Greg Coombes said. "He was knocked cold and he stayed overnight at hospital, but he was released today (Sunday) after having all the scans.