Justin Pirlo, Bryce Kennedy and Tony Brearley (right) battle it out during the Lightning Sprint feature.
Justin Pirlo, Bryce Kennedy and Tony Brearley (right) battle it out during the Lightning Sprint feature.

Slick drive wins it for the champ

AUSTRALIAN Lightning Sprint champion Tony Brearley was one of the star performers at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night with a stunning win in the main event.

Brearley took the chequered flag after coming from the last row of the 11-car field.

He threaded his way through the pack in a drive that clearly showed why he is the best Lightning Sprint driver in the nation.

He reached the front after only seven laps of the 20-lap feature and was never headed from that point.

Sydney driver DJ Raw was also impressive and ultimately filled the runner-up spot on the dais while Bryce Kennedy was third.

Meanwhile, Steve Fawcett took the lead in the latter stages to win the street stock main event from Thomas Vickery and Steve Quirk.

The hard luck story of the feature race in the street stock category was Scott Quirk, who led for most of the 20 laps before Fawcett made his winning move.

Vickery and Steve Quirk were involved in an exciting battle throughout the event for the minor placings.

They ran side by side lap after lap before Fawcett gained the upper hand when Quirk's car slowed with an overheating engine.

Rob Mazzer led from the front as he took out the wingless sprint feature race on Saturday night from Brendan Haynes and Ray Eggins.

A change in gearing to suit track conditions for the feature race contributed to Mazzer's victory. He also was one of the stars of the heat events.

Tony Blanch emerged the winner of the AMCA sedan feature race, while other main event winners were Ryan Gorton (junior sedans) and Warren Dhu (four-cylinder sedans).



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