Dean Wins Midget Car Feature at Lismore

From Lismore Speedway

Lismore, AU — (January 4, 2013) — Queensland’s Brock Dean took out the Northern Rivers Speedcar Championship in front of a big crowd at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway, Saturday night, January 5.

Dean came from deep in the field and worked the high line to great affect as he commanded the front running in the latter half of the 25-lap final.

Sid Whittaker filled the runner-up spot while Rob Mackay was third.

American import TJ Hartman out of Washington State had the front running and at one point looked the likely winner. That was until his car slowed due to a broken oil line. At first it appeared the engine had sustained major damage, however his pit crew were relieved when they learned it was only the oil line that failed.

Even so, the problem cost him what looked a certain victory.

Meanwhile Dean also showed good form in the heats and his form clearly indicated he was one of the drivers to beat in the final.

Whittaker and Mackay were also the standouts of heat race competition.

Other main event winners during the big variety program were Trent Dhu (Fast Fours), Aaron Knox (Junior Sedans), Harley Wright (AMCA Sedans), David Eggins (Wingless Sprints) and Craig Smith (Litres).

In winning the 12-lap Wingless Sprint main event, Egging took over six seconds off the track record when he stopped the clocks at two minutes 59.067 seconds for the distance. Smith also set a new 12-lap record for the Litres with a time of two minutes 39.655 seconds.

Meanwhile Sweden’s Markus Nordin thrilled the big crowd on hand when he back flipped his snow mobile from a spectacular ramp jump in a night that also featured Monster Truck action and a massive fireworks display to herald in the New Year.