Black's action-packed win at Lismore speedway
SEAN Black regained the lead over Justin Randall late in the race for a thrilling victory in the Trevan Ford 40-lap Super Sedan Rumble at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
There was little between the two cars as they crossed the finish line and third pladegetter Gavin Northfield was not far behind.
There was a high attrition rate as other fancied contenders including Wayne Randall, Darren Kane and Ian Brims failed to finish.
The race had a bit of everything with lead changes and some keenly contested battles for positions further back in the field.
Pascoe led at the start and in the first lap Justin Randall showed his intentions as he got underneath Pascoe, with Brims and Kyall Fisher also battling for the lead.
Wayne Randall had a suspension failure and crashed into the concrete retaining wall on the next lap.
At the restart Black moved up another spot after getting under Kane, who later spun, with the punctured tyre almost coming off the rim. His race was run.
By then Justin Randall led but another pre-race favourite was sidelined when Pascoe quit and later cited stripped diff gears as the reason for his withdrawal.
That was when Brims emerged as a likely winner, opening up a good advantage until his car went off song with 19 laps to go.
As the laps unfolded Northfield and Black caught up to Randall, setting up an exciting finish.
Black again regained the lead on the last lap to bring down the flag on a great contest.
Randall followed closely in second, with Northfield third, McCosker fourth and Fisher fifth -the only drivers to finish on the same lap.
Black's best lap was clocked at 99.547 km/h, however the fastest lap was set mid-distance by Ian Brims with 14.284 seconds at 100.812 km/h.
Earlier, Kane had raced to two heat wins, and McCosker, Pascoe, Black and Brims one each.
The Wingless Sprintcar feature was a battle between the winner Trent Martin and runner-up David Eggins. Rob Hamilton ran third.
Other main event winners were Tim Gamble (AMCAs), Madison Harkin (Production Sedans), Brock Armstrong (Street Stocks), Hayden Brims (Junior Sedans) and Wayne Corbett (Compact Speedcars).