Steven Lines motored to an emphatic win in tonight’s first round of the 2013/2014 ENZED World Series Sprintcars Championship at Speedway City Virginia in front of a packed parochial South Aussie crowd.
The Mt. Gambier hard charger claimed the 35 lap main $10,000 to win main event but was lucky to do so after his engine began to falter with much of the race still to run.
“I can’t say when it started to break down,” explained Lines’ car owner Brian Hall, “but I know we had at least ten laps still to go when it started to sound really bad. I’d say that we’re lucky it lasted the distance but I don’t know how much damage we’ve done as yet.”
Despite the motor issue Lines simply refused to lose and crossed the line to take the win from Brad Keller in second, Brooke Tatnell in third, James McFadden fourth, Ryan Jones fifth, Luke Dillon sixth, Randy Hannagan seventh, David Murcott eighth, Matt Egel ninth, Trevor Green tenth, Dylan Jenkin eleventh, Daniel Pestka twelfth, Ricky Maiolo thirteenth and Garry Brazier fourteenth.
DNF’s included Shane Stewart. Jamie Cobby, Hayden Pitt, Mark Caruso, Robbie Farr, Ian Madsen and Steven Caruso.
Hog’s Breath Cafe “Go the whole Hog” award winner – Ian Madsen
Sprintcar Zone Lucky Sevens award winner – Randy Hannagan
American Racer Hard Charger – 15th to 5th position in the A-Main: Ryan Jones
Revolution Racegear Quick Time – Luke Dillon.
Top 20 points for the Championship after Round One are:
Steven Lines 332
Brad Keller 293
Brooke Tatnell 278
James McFadden 260
Luke Dillon 246
Ryan Jones 243
Randy Hannagan 235
Trevor Green 223
David Murcott 219
Dylan Jenkin 218
Matt Egel 212
Daniel Pestka 195
Ricky Maiolo 188
Garry Brazier 187
Shane Stewart 177
Jamie Cobby 175
Hayden Pitt 174
Robbie Farr 168
Steven Caruso 165
Mark Caruso 165
Round 2 of ENZED World Series Sprintcars, presented by Hog’s Breath Cafe and Carline, will be held Friday night, December 27, at Murray Bridge Speedway.
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