Article Courtesy of Speedway Sedans Australia, photos by Peter Roebuck
Michael Hamon won an entertaining Street Stock Feature Race at the Quit Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night before a huge crowd, defeating Wayne Thomson and Brodie Dunn.
Hamon would lead all twenty laps of the race, but did not have it all his own way, having to stave of several challenges from Ethan Genev who momentarily hit the front. Genev would be forced to retire from the race with a flat tyre.
Hamon was then forced to fend off challenges from Clint Hadley who won the hearts of the crowd earlier in the night winning all but one of the pole shoot-outs. Hadley would succumb with a flat tyre as well, leaving Hamon to cruise through the final few laps to defeat Thomson and Dunn. Less than half of the sixteen starters would finish the twenty lap journey.
Hamon went through the night undefeated, winning both of his qualifying heats, while Thomson and Ethan Genev would win the other two preliminaries.
Heat 1, 10 laps: 1. W57 Mick Hamon, 2. W9 Dave Linthorne, 3. W101 Dylan Magee, 4. W44 Brodie Dunne, 5. W47 Ray Rick, 6. W77 Daniel Sutton, 7. W24 Tim Matthews. DNF: W37 Jeremy Ferris (6), W66 Ben Norman (6). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 3.432. Fastest Lap: 21.543 W57 Mick Hamon.
Heat 2, 10 laps: 1. W4 Ethan Genev, 2. W15 Wayne Thomson, 3. W16 Clint Hadley, 4. W7 Phil Lycholit, 5. W70 Barry Hunter, 6. W81 Damien Amato, 7. W17 Aaron Sutton (9). DNF: W89 Carl Pickersgill (8), W19 Jamie Terkildsen (3). Total Time: 3.44.117. Winning Margin: 3.277. Fastest Lap: 21.407 W4 Ethan Genev.
Heat 3, 10 laps: 1. W15 Wayne Thomson, 2. W101 Dylan Magee, 3. W19 Jamie Terkildsen, 4. W17 Aaron Sutton, 5. W47 Ray Rick, 6. W9 Dave Linthorne. DNS: W8 Carl Pickersgill, W37 Jeremy Ferris, W81 Damien Amato. Total Time: 4.28.778. Winning Margin: 1.835. Fastest Lap: 21.369 W15 Wayne Thomson.
Heat 4, 10 laps: 1. W57 Mick Hamon, 2. W4 Ethan Genev, 3. W66 Ben Norman, 4. W16 Clint Hadley, 5. W44 Brodie Dunn, 6. W24 Tim Matthews, 7. W70 Barry Hunter. DNF: W77 Daniel Sutton (2). DNS: W7 Phil Lycholit. Total Time: 3.38.406. Winning Margin: 1.695. Fastest Lap: 21.356 W66 Ben Norman
Feature, 20 laps: 1. W57 Mick Hamon, 2. W15 Wayne Thomson, 3. W44 Brodie Dunn, 4. W9 Dave Linthorne, 5. W17 Aaron Sutton, 6. W70 Barry Hunter (19), 7. W47 Ray Rick (18). DNF: W16 Clint Hadley (15), W66 Ben Norman (11), W101 Dylan Magee (10), W4 Ethan Genev (9), W77 Daniel Sutton (9), W19 Jamie Terkildsen (8), W81 Damien Amato (6), W8 Carl Pickersgill (6), W24 Tim Matthews (2). DNS: W7 Phil Lycholit, W37 Jeremy Ferris. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 11.689. Fastest Lap: 20.425 W4 Ethan Genev.