Pascoe tops podium to claim SA title

The 2022 SA Super Sedan title was run at Borderline Speedway last Saturday night with 19 cars taking to the track.

With the current Australian champion and a lot of possible contenders looking to secure the title it was like a game of chess on track.

The weather gods were on the side of the Borderline Speedway track staff and hard-working volunteers after the washout last meeting and there no such concerns this time.

The night got under way with the national anthem and the racing started with the junior new stars and all stars, plus the F500s and the heat racing for the mighty super sedan.

Heat racing for the super sedan was action packed with drivers swapping lines on the speedway to gain places and get maximise points.

But with the title on the line drivers were not holding back and put their foot flat to the floor and showed the fans on the hill what these monsters can do.

In a bit of excitement for the night South Australian Ryan Alexander hopped back into the class that has given him some great success in driving the ex-Dave Gartner owned car and the current driver did not take any time at all to settle back in.

It was the main event and drivers were presented with a medallion of participation and introduced to the fans.

The super sedans formed up and with the drop of the green flag racing was under way.

It was a tight battle to the first corner with the pole sitter Callum Harper and the Aussie champ in Pascoe on his outside.

The battle continued with Harper and Pascoe and then in the mix came Mick Nicola Jnr and Alexander and these four cars battled fiercely for about six to eight laps to leave the rest of the field in their wake.

On lap nine Pascoe seized the opportunity of a gap on the outside of Harper to take the lead and did not look back.

For the minor placings in the field, it was Harper, Nicola Jnr and Alexander who battled out for the minor placings on the podium.

In other racing action for the night the F500s in round 8 of their state series it was Brendan Zadow who took out the win ahead of Victorian Tim Rankin and Portland’s Angus Hollis while Mount Gambier’s Jordan Mansell and Josh Munn completed the top five.

It was a Mount Gambier podium finish in the Blue Lake Classic for Street Stock with Steve Gartner was in complete control.

Gartner took a lights-to-flag win from Jason Duell and Jayden Edwards.

Racing action will continue at Borderline Speedway for night two of the Easter Sprintcar Trail on Saturday, April 16 and in support will be the V8 super rods and late models.

There will be fireworks on the night for the kids also, who can have some fun in The SE Voice’s new colouring competition where participants Under 12 can win some merchandise from Mount Gambier’s own Glen Sutherland.

Spectator gates will open at 4pm and racing from 5pm.

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