Rod Musarra has dominated round 3 of the Southern Production Sedan Series, leading every lap of a dramatic 15-lap feature race in Albany on Saturday night to extend his advantage at the top of the series standings.
After winning two of his heat races, Musarra started on the front row alongside former Albany resident Nathan Penn and blasted straight to the lead where he was never headed.
Leading every lap of the final, Musarra crossed the line 0.846 seconds ahead of Sayer who came from position six on the grid while McDiarmid charged through the field after starting down in 13th spot.
WA champion Glenn Hoskins finished in fourth position and Penn slipped back to fifth after suffering engine woes throughout the event.
Rick Musarra, Gary Sutton, Paul Bennett, Murray Wells and Matt Prunster rounded out the top 10 in the final.
Frank Does, Jason Whild and Rachael Spalding were the three casualties in the final with the fastest lap of the race coming from Musarra, who recorded an 18.619 second circuit on lap nine.
Earlier in the evening, Musarra won two heat races to show he will be a threat at the State title in Albany at Easter next year, while Penn, Gary Sutton, Travis Castagna and Fernando Favero also tasted success in the heat races.
Hoskins won the seventh heat of the event downing Musarra and Penn but the result didn’t stand when the final two qualifying races were cancelled due to time constraints.
Bunbury driver Mick Hamon’s night ended prematurely in heat four when he rolled over in turn one and two.
In the series standings, Rod Musarra surged further ahead after his impressive round 3 victory and now leads with 328 points ahead of Sayer (290 points), Hoskins (248), Rick Musarra (208) and Penn (194).
Full results from Saturday's round in Albany can be found on this link http://www.albanyspeedwayclub.com.au/results
The race report from round 3 of the JSRA Country Super Series which was also held on Saturday night can be found on this link http://www.albanyspeedwayclub.com.au/news/99-fraser-powers-to-round-3-victory
Rod Musarra. Picture: Aidan Skraha Production