Dillon credits team with stunning sprintcars victory
LUKE Dillon said a team effort had been decisive in helping him claim stunning World Series Sprintcar success.
Dillon posted the fastest ever lap time at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway while taking round eight of the ENZED World Series Sprintcars Championship.
He recorded a smoking 11.011s lap while taking victory in last Saturday's race, which was watched by one of the biggest crowds in years at the Lismore Showground track.
Dillon said the work of his crew had been key to the victory.
"This is a win for my guys," he said.
"I can't thank them enough for how hard they've been working to get us up the front each night. It's so good to finally get this."
Race action was interrupted on lap nine when a yellow light was thrown after Peter Lack struck the back straight wall and spun to a stop.
Tournament leader James McFadden had to fight hard for his eventual fourth place driving the #1 Totally Workwear sponsored entry after a spirited battle with Jamie Veal, American Shane Stewart and live wire Luke Oldfield.
The other American in the main event, California's Jason Meyers, finished eighth with a flat tyre.
Veal kept his composure in the race's final stages to claim third.
With his win, Dillon has now closed the points margin on McFadden and trails by 95 points with four rounds remaining as the trail now heads interstate.
Meanwhile Litre Sprint racing was highlighted with a new eight lap track record established by Scott Genrich after he lowered the mark by two-one hundredths of a second.
He and previous record holder Kurt Wilson figured in an exciting heat race battle before Genrich got the win and with it a new time for the distance. Genrich also took out the Litre Sprint main event.
Other main events winners were: Shane Newstead (AMCAs), Luke Gray (Street Stocks A-Main One) and Lindsay Clapham (Street Stock A Main Two).