A handful of competitors made it to Nyora Raceway on Saturday night to compete in the second attempt at a race meeting for the Victorian Sprintcar Association season and the first meeting to be completed. Shane Steenholdt came out on top with a win in the feature event, on a night where it is fair to say he was the standout right from the first green flag.
Due to the make-up of the line-up that arrived in the pit enclosure, the VSA ran three all in heats with each racer getting on track for four races during the night.
In heat one, Steenholdt zipped around with a lap of 13.605 which would have had him fifth fastest on the time sheets at the previously ran 360ci Sprintcar event last February at Nyora which gives a great comparison of the Chevrolet CT525 crate engines speed against the 360ci engines. Steenholdt won the first heat ahead of Nigel Laity, Steve Horton the state champion, Adam Greenwood, and Alistair Bastian.
Heat two results finished with a David Dennison victory. Bastian followed him across the line in second spot in front of Greenwood his teammate who was third, then Steenholdt and Horton.
In the final qualifier Steenholdt took the win once again, with Peter Laity having a great run in second place followed by Horton who picked up third. Greenwood and Bastian rounded out the top five.
A feature line-up after qualifying was Steenholdt, Horton, Greenwood, Bastian, Dennison, Peter Laity, Nigel Laity, Koby Noonan, and Michael Evans.
Drivers then ran seventeen laps in the feature event before a caution flag was raised in a twenty-lap final. The VSA are thrilled with the interest from spectators and the support we got from them. The VSA drivers ran hard and fast, so fast that Steenholdt’s 13.506 lap eighteen time would have had him third fastest at the before mentioned 360ci Sprintcar show at Nyora.
Final top five results at the chequered flag;
1 – Shane Steenholdt
2 – Steven Horton
3 – Alistair Bastian
4 – Adam Greenwood
5 – Peter Laity
The Victorian Sprintcar Association would like to thank;
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Written by DMT Sports Media – Dean Thompson