Last night saw the running of the first Seight Sports Sprint Wars for the season.
Despite a later start to the Sprint Wars season, the night got off to a flyer with some great conditions and fast qualifying times - recently appointed SASI coach James Glasspool leading the way dialing up a tidy 10.5, closely followed by a gaggle of his SASI charges.
With the qualifying completed the Match Sprints ensued and there was some close and exciting racing amongst all 4 grades. At the end of the day, the fastest qualifier James Glasspool won out, showing his team of young Sprinters how it's done, beating Australian Junior Champion Leigh Hoffman.
In the B-grade group, Simon Eglinton (breaking all the podium rules!) was too good for Joel McWhinney and in the C-grade group it was fastest female qualifier Brooklyn Vonderwall winning out over Mick Young, who has added yet another pair of Sprint Wars socks to his collection. In another win for the ladies, Butterfield Blackchrome's 'Director Sportif' Madeleine Steele just pipped first time Superdrome racer Matthew Schmidtke in the D-grade group.
Thanks again to all the officials and volunteers that made last night happen and to all the riders for having a crack - especially the SASI riders who were on their third session for the day!
With the Superdrome closing for renovations mid-Feb, we hope to squeeze in a Junior Sprint Wars and one more Open Sprint Wars before this happens so stay tuned for further information as we try to lock in some dates.Results , Track , Racing