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The Husky Hire Sprint Wash Up

Posted Friday, 21 April 2017

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The opening round of the 2017 Tasmanian series has been won and run on the brand new Cambridge Moto Park track in Hobart 2 weeks ago.

The new track has impressed all with its layout and design, having a good mix of speed, tight technical sections and wide flowing corners around the 4km circuit.

SORRA president Dean Maddock is over the moon with the reception the new track received from competitors and officials; “Our small team of club members’ put in a massive amount of work in a short time frame and it’s very rewarding for them to receive great feedback on the new track” commented Maddock.

As always a new track will have its casualties and first up was Darren Bott and Glenn Williams, upside down and out of contention in the second section.

Both Michael Stalker and Andrew Giffard struck trouble early in the day; Giffard able to conduct repairs and finish fourth outright for the day - Stalker not so lucky, retiring early in the morning.

Chris Shepheard had his super 1650 on song leading the class until a broken stub axle ended his day.

Both Mike Males #666 Can Am and Jack Radcliffe #104 Pro –Lite would strike trouble in the fourth heat, disappointing for both teams after strong opening heats.

Out front was turning into a two horse race between eventual race winner Chris Boon and the hard charging Chris Branch in his V6 Nissan Pro-Lite; after throwing everything at Tiny’s Hayabussa, Branch would settle for second outright earning valuable points for his series assault.

Rounding out the podium was club president Dean Maddock in his Extreme 4WD “Rangie”, a fitting result after a busy few weeks building a new track.

The next round of the state series will be the debut race held at Symmons Plains Raceway in the Central Midlands on the 6th of May.

 Image by John Brose

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