Haynes has done it again as the Mitchells make it a trifecta
MITCHELL Haynes made it back-to-back 50-lap main events when he won the Wingless Sprintcar marathon at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway on Saturday.
Haynes was on the pace all night. He was the top pointscorer in the heats and led every lap of the feature for a well-deserved flag-to-flag victory.
Brisbane driver Mitch Gowland, who was the big mover after starting from eighth position, finished second with a brilliant drive. He was third in the same event last year.
Mitchell Randall finished third and now leads the Driver to America series.
Going into the 50-lapper Mick Santin led the series but a blown tyre on the last lap dropped him out of contention.
Young gun Sam Weir had a huge crash in the Junior Sedan main event when his Toyota Corolla hit the fence at high speed. Weir was lifted from his wrecked car and taken to Lismore Base Hospital.
He was released yesterday morning with only severe seat belt bruising in a lucky escape from injury.
Weir's younger brother Matt went on to win the main event from Niki Youngberry and Josh Boyd.
In a shake-down for the Australian AMCA Championship next weekend, their feature race was taken out by Matt Hardy with Shane Newstead second and the veteran Jim Knight third.
All three placegetters will be contenders for the national title.
The Production Sedan feature was won by Nick Chilcott. The National Four-Cylinder Sedans feature was taken out by Brock Armstrong and the Modified Sedan main event by Jordan Biviano.