Drivers from the Victorian Grand Prix Midget affiliation headed again to the Goulburn Valley and Rushworth Speedway for the annual Ironbark Basic occasion and a primary victory of the season was taken by Chris Fowler on what was one of many higher Rushworth race surfaces in a while and extremely counseled by the category.
Rushworth is likely one of the most supportive membership venues for the VGPMRA and the connection between the 2 golf equipment continues to thrive.
The primary warmth of three races for the qualifying stage of the Ironbark Basic had a formation with Fowler from pole place with Jack Ward, Matt Kamolins Alex Myers, Shawn Ward, Ashley Booker and Mark Blackeby in place.
Fowler was away quick early with Booker shortly into second spot and placing on the stress. On lap three Booker took the lead and Fowler chased with Myers transferring into the battle. On lap 9 Myers took over second spot as Jack Ward (# 4 Stinger – Suzuki GSX 1100 – John Fowler Racing Crew) dropped a sequence a lap later to complete infield. Booker took victory from Myers, Fowler, Shawn Ward, Blackeby and Kamolins.
Myers (# 11 – Perry Bros Chassis – Suzuki GSXR 1100 – Maxam Printing) began from the pole place in warmth two with Shawn Ward, Booker, Fowler, Jack Ward Blackeby and Kamolins finishing the grid. Booker took the lead proper from the beginning with Shawn Ward then Fowler chasing. Shawn Ward (#44 – Unbiased Chassis – Suzuki GSXR 1100 – Benalla Indicators) held sturdy in second till lap six when Fowler took the place earlier than taking it again once more the very subsequent lap. A warning gentle got here on as Kamolins spun to keep away from a slow-moving Jack Ward.
Fowler additionally pulled out of the race on lap eight after breaking a entrance panard mount on the entrance axle and a proper entrance shock. Booker continued with a robust win in entrance of Shawn Ward, Myers, Blackeby and Kamolins (#22 Unbiased Chassis – Suzuki GSXR 1100 – Picton Manufacturing).
For the ultimate qualifier Booker started within the pole place with Blackeby, Shawn Ward, Jack Ward, Myers, Fowler and Kamolins the beginning positions. Kamolins then didn’t make it on observe attributable to a damaged exhaust.
Fowler spun on lap one in flip three so a whole restart with Fowler on the again was required. Shawn Ward additionally broke a sequence on lap one and parked infield. Fowler then moved from final to second and Booker led the sector previous the steward for the primary lap with Fowler, Blackeby, Jack Ward and Myers.
On lap 4 Blackeby (#10 – Stinger – Yamaha R1 – Spitfire Restaurant and Bar) spun additionally. Fowler led lap six and an amazing battle for the win continued with Booker taking the lead after which Fowler retaking the lead on lap ten to get the victory from Booker, Myers, Jack Ward and Blackeby.
Characteristic race positions had been decided with prime factors from the rear of the sector, and this meant Jack Ward and his father Shawn began from the entrance with Blackeby and Fowler then Myers and Booker (#50 – HMJ Chassis – Yamaha R1 – R & P Stainer Grinding Providers) finishing the six remaining opponents.
Fowler (HMJ Chassis – Yamaha R1 – Ballistic Efficiency Elements) accomplished a terrific first lap taking the lead from Jack Ward with Booker following via into third from Shawn Ward and Blackeby. Myers moved previous Blackeby on lap two and Booker handed Jack Ward. On lap three Shawn Ward moved into third till a lap ten warning the place Jack Wards chain broke inflicting him to spin and head infield.
The twelve-lap function completed quickly after with Fowler the winner from Booker, Shawn Ward, Myers and Blackeby.
After the race Fowler spoke to DMT Sports activities Media about what the win means to him. “It’s a race that we’ve been attempting to win for the previous 5 years and to lastly do it we’re a bit happy with the end result, Ashley and Shawn had been honking tonight and it was a whole lot of enjoyable having some good battles with all of them night time.”
The Victorian Grand Prix Midget Racing Affiliation wish to thank the continued assist from:
Automotive Tremendous Stability
Ballistic Efficiency Elements
TM Lineboring & Engineering