02/03/15…Pam Franz…courtesy of www.nationalsupersedanseries.com
Lachlan Onley was a jubilant winner of the fourth round of the tenth anniversary National Super Sedan Series tonight at Valvoline Raceway leading home West Aussie Kodee Brown and South Australian young gun Ryan Alexander in third.
The 30 year old Orange NSW resident sped his #17 Dencol Transport Ford Mustang to an all the way victory in the 30 lap main event despite the best and constant intentions of 21 year old Ryan Alexander.
“It’s great to get a win in Sydney, especially for an event like this,” grinned the current NSW Champion Onley, “the racing tonight was really good and I’m pleased for our team that I can come out on top.”
Kodee Brown came on strong late in the race to dispose of Alexander for second but he couldn’t run down Onley.
“Full credit to Lachlan and also to young Ryan,” breathed the WA Champ, “it took me a long time to run down the pair of them but Lachlan drove a smart race and he had the best line around here worked out.”
Considering he’d never raced at Parramatta before Ryan Alexander was sensational on debut.
“I just got tired,” he admitted, “I ran the cushion for so long behind Lachlan and in the end I just got tired. It was pretty physical out there. I took a bit of getting used to racing without a wall like you do here but I really enjoyed it.”
Controversy surrounded Victorian Mick Nicola earlier in the night when he was sent to the rear and then disqualified for refusing to obey the stewards’ decision in a heat race but the former national champ rallied back to an eventual fourth.
NSW veteran Tony Barklimore placed a strong fifth ahead of the vastly improved Mark Towers in sixth, Wayne Dick seventh and Graeme Elliot being the last placed car in eighth at the fall of the chequers.
Barry Towers, Darren Kane, David Gartner, Kaleb Perrett, Rob Carrig, Peter Nicola and Andrew White were all classified as DNF’s.
NSSS now looks toward its big double header March 21st at Borderline Speedway Mount Gambier and March 22nd at Hamilton Speedway – Back to back Super Sedan Racing at its best! Stay tuned to NSSS social media and the website for updates, nominations and much much more!
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