Alstonville driver Brent Hall (centre) found himself on the winners podium at Grafton speedway.
Alstonville driver Brent Hall (centre) found himself on the winners podium at Grafton speedway. Tony Powell

Hall gets breakthrough win at Grafton

HAVING endured a challenging start to his 2017-18 season, V8 Dirt Modifieds racer Brent Hall finally managed to score an elusive feature-race win at Grafton this week.

Despite showing encouraging pace throughout previous meetings at his home track Lismore, Hall had not yet been able to convert that pace into a positive result.

Going back to what they've done well in the past, Hall and his team proved that it's sometimes best to stick with what you know, winning their opening heat race and placing third in the other, before qualifying in pole position for the 25-lap feature race.

Putting pressure on himself to make the most of his start, that's exactly what Hall did, outpacing local Andrew Firth into turn one to take control of the lead.

From there, the Alstonville driver wasn't headed, dictating the pace so as not to over-drive his car and going flag to flag to claim his first feature-race win of the season.

"Racing is a real family affair for our team, so to have been able to finally reward everyone with a feature-race win after what has been a challenging start to the season meant a great deal to me,” Hall said.

"We've known that we have a strong car under us, but to have now proven that in our results gives us much more confidence for the rest of the season and we're hoping to be able to continue this form.”

Currently contesting his eighth season with the class, Hall plans to complete the remainder of this season's calendar at Lismore while also potentially returning to Grafton Speedway.

He is also hoping to compete in next month's Australian Title at Moama's Heartland Raceway.

Hall thanked his sponsors Robmac Harvesters, O W Higgins Smash Repairs, Rod Green Carpet Cleaning, Trevan Ford, Global Lubricant Distributors, and Shaq's Speedway Pics. Special thanks must go to his wife Tonia, his grandparents Robert and Ethel Eggins, along with his crew: dad Bruce, Scott, father-in-law Rod Green and Ben Griffin.



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