WOW, didn’t Goulburn Speedway turn on a sensational race track last night. So many lines to choose making for plenty of THREE wide racing all night particularly in the early stages of the races as the back markers came through the field.
Tony Aulsebrook claimed his biggest win in Compacts taking out the 20 lap feature at the wheel of his Hombre/Suzuki GSXR.
The 20 laps went without a stoppage, with Aulsebrook leading from start to finish after passing Paul Backman, Simon Backman and Richard Meyers before the completion of the first lap.
Rob Eyeington came from the back row and by the end of the third lap had cleared the field to set off after the leader. By lap seven Eyeington was now on the tail of Aulsebrook and tried every line possible to take the lead away. The two leaders ran nose to tail for the remaining thirteen laps.
Alan Day who was also starting from the back row charged his way forward to move his XXX/Suzuki GSXR up to the third possi but not before rookie Simon Backman made it a job and a half for Day.
At the fall of the checkers it was Aulsebrook, Eyeington and Day the top three. Craig Hickey was next just ahead of Simon Backman.
Not making it to the finish were Richard Meyers who fell 4 laps short after frying a clutch, Con Buurveld who pulled infield at about half distance and new kid on the block, Gaby Yammouni who’s new ride threw a chain but not before making a very positive impression.
Mitch Biner continued to have electrical dramas with the V twin and did not start the final. Also staying in the pits were Steve Zarb, Adam Henry and Lee Stokes.
The earlier heat racing produced some very exciting racing with rookie driver Paul Backman having an outstanding run in his ex Justin McMinn Suzuki Swift powered machine, holding off Rob Eyeington and Alan Day to claim heat one.
The second heat ran flag to flag with Craig Hickey charging to lead in his Alach/Yamaha R1. Rob Eyeington again came in second with Alan Day in third. These three put on a real exhibition of open wheel racing after they cleared the early leader, Richard Meyers.
The final heat also ran without a stoppage with Rob Eyeington coming out on top after passing Paul Backman in the closing stages. Backman held on for second with Alan Day again having to settle for third.
The next time the Compacts are at Goulburn will be for the NSW Titles on Saturday the 28th February. This will be a wide open championship race. Make sure your there.