RED HOT super sedan driver Marc Giancola was again unstoppable at Attwell Park Speedway last Saturday night, cruising to victory in round seven of the Super Sedan Summer Series.
Giancola produced one of the most memorable drives witnessed at the Albany venue, blasting his way through the field to claim yet another victory at Attwell Park, finishing ahead of Gary Higgs and Dustin Higgs.
Giancola started from position seven on the grid in the 25-lap final but drove with determination and aggression, reaching the lead on lap 16 where he was never headed.
The large crowd watched in awe as Giancola showed why he is one of the best super sedan pilots in WA, weaving in-between lap traffic and executing superb slide-jobs on a brilliant track surface prepared for the final.
“I love this track,” Giancola said post-race.
“I was a bit worried going into the final about what the track would produce after those heats but sure enough like Albany always does, the track for the final was awesome.”
The night however did not go all to plan for the multiple State champion, with Giancola dropping his first heat race with a steering issue but he bounced back to claim heat six and finish third in heat eight, setting up his final assault.
“Whenever you start back in the field you are always a bit worried,” Giancola said.
“But I knew the track would be good and we had car to win it.”
Gary Higgs finished a distant second to Giancola, after starting from pole position, while Dustin Higgs hung on for third ahead of Adyme Harvey, who was on the pace for the entire event.
Gary Higgs, Harvey and Dustin Higgs won two preliminary heat races each while Tristan Green, Kemble Aylett and Giancola won the other preliminaries.
The victory further extends Giancola’s dominant lead in the Super Sedan Summer Series standings, the 40-year-old has won six of the seven rounds conducted thus far.
In the support divisions Braiden Jewell dominated the formula 125 battle winning all three heat races from arch rival Sam Jewell while Nathan Tester finished third overall on points behind the fearsome Jewell duo.
Blake Watson continued his purple patch of form in the junior sedans, topping the points in a highly competitive field after a victory in heat two along with a third and fifth-placed finish.
Heat two victor Jai Dillon finished second in the junior sedan points ahead of vistor Jake Blight, who was super consistent across the three heat rac
Heat three victor Nuno Mendes claimed the modified sedans honors in another highly competitive division, defeating Calon Ball and Aydan Trewern in the overall points standings.
Trevor Knox won the first heat of their evening before a impressive Brendan Selleck blasted to victory in heat two, Mendes however proved too strong in the final heat and overall.
Finally in the street stocks, two victories and a second boosted comeback driver Paul Colmer to an overall points win.
Clint Udecz was the only driver to trouble Colmer, defeating him in heat two and claiming second overall while Peter Herbert finished third following his two third-placed finishes behind the leading pair.
Due to time constraints the support division’s finals were all cancelled.
Albany's next meeting is on Saturday, January 19 featuring the wingless sprints, street stock feature and the second small car demo derby.