Bunbury dynamo Dayne Kingshott drove a terrific race to win the fifth round of the Speedcar Grand Prix Series at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway on Saturday night, as his stellar season continues.
Kingshott was forced to sit second behind fellow young star Kaiden Manders for the first 16 laps of the final before the race leader made a mistake, coming together with a slower car and spinning out in turn one.
Manders was flying in front, opening up a handy advantage over Kingshott and lapping almost half the field before his run came to a halt.
Kingshott inherited the lead and Manders was able to restart the race but was relegated to the rear of the field.
From there Kingshott dominated as he pulled away to win by 3.27 seconds over Neville Lance with Lee Redmond, who came from well back in the pack, third across the line.
Nick Rowe finished fourth ahead of Alfonso Guadagnino and Todd Waddell while Manders climbed his way back up the order to be seventh of the 11 cars that started the 30-lap feature race.
After just last weekend being crowned the new WA champion, Kingshott said it was great to win another final.
“We knew we were not going to be much good at the start but we knew we would be better towards the end,” Kingshott said.
“It was just a shame what happened to Kaiden, it would have been a good race if he was still there.”
Manders, who set the quickest lap of the race with a 14.826 second circuit in lap eight, now leads the series by 23 points from Waddell heading into the final round.
Earlier Manders won the super 7 shootout and a qualifying heat, Redmond was successful twice in the preliminaries and Guadagnino also won a heat.
Dayne Kingshott in action at Attwell Park Speedway. Picture: Jody Shanhun
Speedcars returned to Attwell Park Speedway for the first time since 2011. Picture: Jody Shanhun
Dave Perry, Glen Mears, Chris Telenta and Alfonso Guadagnino. Picture: Jody Shanhun
The club's 50th anniversary meeting also included the 2014-15 Open Championships for all support divisions.
Paul Colmer proved too good for his rivals in the street stocks, Chantelle Bate was a dominate winner in the junior sedans and Sam Jewell was undefeated in the formula 125s.
Damon Trouchet tuned up for the upcoming WA Production Sedan Title with a win in the production sedans and Gary Pow was the victor in the limited sprintcars.
Full results can be found on this link http://www.albanyspeedwayclub.com.au/results/127-march-21-results
The club is now preparing for the Easter blockbuster featuring the WA Production Sedan Title and Bill Gibbings Memorial for super sedans.