Stronach uses home track advantage at raceway

Cameron Stronach in winning action.Picture: Innesphotografix
Cameron Stronach in winning action.Picture: Innesphotografix

Last year’s superbike champion Cameron Stronach will hope to continue using his home track advantage to stay in the lead and is confident he can win back-to-back titles barring any mechanical malfunctions as seen in round three.

Though Stronach won the first race, his gear lever broke in the second, which stopped him from finishing and forced him to the back of the grid for the final race.

Determined to make up for lost points, he rode an outstanding eight laps to come second behind fellow local Adam Senior. Though he didn’t place for the round, he still leads the superbikes on 195 points ahead of local racer Ralph Mammoliti and Anthony McFadden, both on 169.

In the C grade superbike division Adam Parsons won all three races, with Ashley Fleming taking two second places and a third, and Craig Gollop taking two thirds and a sixth.

Thyron Van Vuuren leads the supersport championship with 176 points, just eight points ahead of Adam Chambers on 168 and Edgewater’s Sam Clarke third on 142, while Jack Twisse leads the C grade on 170 followed by Andrew Biffen on 145 and Raj Sarin on 132.

The sidecar championship contenders Jero Joyce and Corey Blackman will return for round four desperate to make up points after the pair were flung from the bike in race two of the last round, dropping them from first to fifth.

Past multi-state champion Murray Stronach, who has returned to the sidecar field after a 10-year retirement, is the surprise leader of the championship with passenger Joanne Thompson after consistently finishing in the top four with 159 points in total.

Just 14 points behind is Phil Brown and Dillon McDermott, with Michael Robbins and Karen Dore third on 135 points.

Scott Pettit extended his lead in the two-stroke 125 GP with three wins in round three to put him on 188 points, ahead of Graham Jeanes on 179 and Nathan Smith on 161.

With three wins in the 1000cc clubman class, Jarrad Woodland will move up to the superbike C grade, with Mike Howden now the one to watch, with several riders still in contention for the 600cc clubman title.

Chris Brown leads the B grade series by five points.

Practice starts at 9am with racing from 10.45am.