The Compact Speedcars continue to impress with some sensational open wheel dirt track action at Goulburn Speedway on Saturday night. Under difficult conditions with the thermometer tipping over the 40 mark late in the afternoon the Goulburn Speedway volunteers did an outstanding job of preparing a pretty good race track despite the oppressive conditions.
With 1 state title and a Australian title on the program the Compacts were scheduled for 2 heats and a feature. The first heat set the tone of the night with some close hard racing as the backmarkers charged their way forward. Gavin Gay in his Foster/Suzuki GSXR surged his way toward the front with some aggressive moves to take up the front running at the completion of the second lap. He then continued to open an unbeatable lead.
Rob Eyeington (Stealth/Suzuki GSXR) had a long battle with Joe Lostitch before getting the upper hand to place second. Alan Day was applying plenty of pressure to Eyeington in his XXX/Suzuki GSXR over the closing laps but had to settle for third. Joe Lostitch (Bates/Honda) held out Tony Aulsebrook (Hombre/Suzuki GSXR) for fourth.
Heat 2 was declared early after a late race spin by Tony Aulsebrook. Rob Eyeington turned the tables on Gavin Gay taking over the lead 2 laps from the end, crossing the line with Gay just in his shadows. Carl Yenne had a better run chasing the front two home for third in his Breka/Suzuki GSXR. Queanbeyan’s Darren Margules is starting to raise a few eyebrows in the Jackson/Mazda putting in another strong performance to hold out a very impressive Steven Hawksworth in his KHP/Yamaha FZR.
The fifteen lap feature started with Darren Margules and Steven Hawksworth off the front row. At the rear it was Gavin Gay and Rob Eyeington. At the completion of the first lap the leader was Tony Aulsebrook, this didn’t last for long as Aulsebrook looped in pit corner. Alan Day had made up plenty of ground to be the lead car at the restart. Half a dozen laps in and Rob Eyeington pulled infield while in third when the fire went out. Two laps later and the yellows were waved for a spun Gavin Gay after doing all the hard work to be running in second. Two laps later and the yellows were on again, this time for Steven Hawksworth. The final 5 laps ran without drama with Day clearing out to take his second feature in a row. Darren Margules place an excellent second with Tony Aulsebrook recovering to be the last driver on the podium. Gavin Gay was quick all night and placed a strong fourth with Carl Yenne rounding out the top five.
The “B” grade points trophies went to Steven Hawksworth 1st, Darren Margules 2nd and Lee Stokes 3rd.
Next Saturday Nowra will host the Compacts with racing scheduled to start at 6.00pm.