Brothers in one-two finish

Cameron Stronach.
Brothers in one-two finish
Cameron Stronach.

LOCAL brothers Cameron and Ben Stronach wrapped up a one-two finish in the final round of the superbike 2015 State Road Racing Championship at Barbagallo Raceway last month.

With strong performances across the previous four rounds, Cameron had all but locked in the title, with a second place finish in the first race sealing the deal.

He then went on to win the second race and come second in the third to cement his third consecutive state superbike title with 339 points. For Ben, it came down to the last race with the win putting him into second place for the series on 264 points, just ahead of Anthony McFadden on 261.

Continuing the family’s success, dad Murray Stronach and teammate Joanne Thompson came third in the sidecar championship on 105 points behind series-winners Jero Joyce and Corey Blackman on 150 and Des Harvey and Gary Cushnahan on 106.

In the supersport championship, Thyron Van Vuuren took the title on 308 points ahead of Livio Zampieri on 235 and Leigh Boujos on 223.

But it was local racer Sam Clarke who made waves on the day, winning all three races from Van Vuuren. David Doughty remained in the lead of the 125GP championship, taking the title on 314 points from round-winner Dave Manson on 275 and Colin Boujos on 223.

In the non-championship divisions, Chris Brown won the B grade superbikes from Adam Chambers and Ashley Fleming , while Nike Howden won the C grade from Tim Simmons and Neil Fraser, and Ray Tschorn won the C grade supersport series from Rhys Clay and Tommy King.

Youngster Lachlan Hickey (15) won the 250cc production class from Joel Hunter and Krystal Biffen and Tim Boujos won the 300cc production class from Michelle Marais and Hickey.