Dean stampedes to speedcar victory
QUEENSLAND’S Brock Dean took over the lead in the latter stages to win the 30-lap Speedcar Stampede at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Dean, who was forced to pass some cars after starting back in the field, was closing in on race-long leader Sid Whittaker with only a few laps remaining.
After starting from pole position, Whittaker set the pace and looked certain of victory as the race unfolded.
He was fast and smooth on a superbly prepared track where passing was possible on the high and the low lines.
Dean chased hard and was well within striking distance, but could not find a passing manoeuvre over Whittaker, who increased the pace even more in the second part of the main event.
Meanwhile, just when Whittaker had one hand on the trophy, his car slowed with an overheating problem and his race was run.
Mark George also drove a solid race to finish runner-up while Grant Draney ran third.
Anthony Davey of Lismore won the popular Demolition Derby while David Eggins set a 15-lap record when he took out the wingless sprint feature.
Trent Dhu won the four-cylinder sedan main event. Other feature race victors were Kurt Wilson (junior sedans), Craig Smith (lightning sprints) and Mark Quirk (street stockers).