Marc Giancola has tonight put in a dominant performance in the feature race at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway to emphatically win the fourth round feature race of the Carbusters Pro Dirt Series.
Seventeen cars headed down south to the Bunbury venue, with heat wins shared by Warren Oldfield, Marc Giancola, Freddy Kinsella and Michael Holmes, while Holmes did enough to score the pole position start.
The initial start of the thirty lap feature saw Marc Giancola fly around on the highline to grab the lead but it all amounted to nothing as a number of cars came together in turn two, bringing out the yellow lights.
Brad Blake, Paul Stubber, Jay Cardy, Veronica McCann all came to a stop, with Daniel Ameduri, David Boyes, Freddy Kinsella and Cody Avins all also getting involved but not stopping and suffering just superficial damage.
Stubber, McCann and Blake would all be forced infield, with eleven cars facing the starter for the second time.
Giancola again would blow the field out of the water straight away, grabbing the lead and he was over three seconds ahead of second placed Michael Holmes by lap three.
Jay Cardy would head infield after five laps and Lee Redmond after lap six, but up front Giancola was five seconds ahead by lap seven, with Holmes running second and Warren Oldfield in third.
Giancola found himself in lapped traffic on lap eleven, but even that didn’t slow him down, seven seconds ahead by lap thirteen.
By the halfway point Giancola led Holmes, Warren Oldfield, Freddy Kinsella, Daniel Ameduri, David Boyes, Ken Melvin and Cody Avins.
Kinsella was the man making the moves, closing the gap between himself and third placed Oldfield with ten laps remaining.
Ameduri, who was running in fifth place, then rode the wall coming down the main straight on lap twenty two and headed immediately infield, but back on track Kinsella was right on Oldfields tail and on lap twenty four used the outside line to grab third place.
From here the order remained unchanged, Giancola becoming the fourth different winner from four meetings so far this season while Holmes was a decisive second, allowing him to build on his overall series lead. Kinsella was third with a great drive, his first podium in a Late Model while Warren Oldfield, David Boyes, Cody Avins and Ken Melvin rounded out the only finishers.
Once again the Late Models will be back in action in short order, the fourth weekend of racing in a row, with the fifth round of the Carbusters Pro Dirt Series to be held next Saturday the 16th of November back at the Perth Motorplex, doubling as the King of Kwinana.
The 2019/20 Carbusters Metal Recycling Late Model Pro Dirt Series and USA Invasion Tour, proudly brought to you by Pancho’s Mexican Restaurants, Global XLI, RACIN’ Tyres and Accessories, Michael Holmes Racing, Homes by Roth, Bulk Metals, Boyes Equipment SVS, Dirt Track Nutters, Collie Machine Shop, D P Bingham and Associates Truck and Plant, Grays Online, Panelworx, Rockingham Towing, Baldivis Pharmacy, Mezzstor, West Coast Big Bike Hire, Our Car Autos, QB Copper Recycling, Finlease (Peter Williams), Plantman and Palice Property Group.
Release by DTN Media.
Pics Courtesy Aidan Skraha.
Pancho’s Pole Position – Michael Holmes
DTN Hard Charger – David Boyes
Bulk Metals QuickTime – 16.254 Kye Blight
RACIN’ Tyres and Accessories 10th Place – Jay Cardy
Boyes Equipment SVS Highest All Star Qualifier – Freddy Kinsella
Global XLI All Star Award – Freddy Kinsella
Homes by Roth All Star Podium – David Boyes
Michael Holmes Racing Rookie Award – David Boyes
Heat 1, 8 laps: 1. 15 Warren Oldfield, 2. 91 Michael Holmes, 3. 5 Lee Redmond, 4. 318 Freddy Kinsella, 5. 12 Aydan Trewern, 6. 42 Ken Melvin, 7. 10 Cody Avins. DNS: 60 Jayden Meckenstock, 88 Alec Melvin. Total Time: 2.15.045. Winning Margin: 2.040. Fastest Lap: 16.604 Michael Holmes.
Heat 2, 8 laps: 1. 43 Marc Giancola, 2. 50 Veronica McCann, 3. 31 Paul Stubber, 4. 83 Daniel Ameduri, 5. 0 Brad Blake, 6. 52 Jay Cardy, 7. 90 David Boyes. DNF: 41 Kye Blight (4). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.931. Fastest Lap: 16.254 Kye Blight.
Heat 3, 8 laps: 1. 318 Freddy Kinsella, 2. 43 Marc Giancola, 3. 52 Jay Cardy, 4. 5 Lee Redmond, 5. 10 Cody Avins, 6. 83 Daniel Ameduri. DNS: 12 Aydan Trewern, 41 Kye Blight. Total Time: 2.01.526. Winning Margin: 1.686. Fastest Lap: 17.142 Marc Giancola.
Heat 4, 8 laps: 1. 91 Michael Holmes, 2. 31 Paul Stubber, 3. 0 Brad Blake, 4. 15 Warren Oldfield, 5. 50 Veronica McCann, 6. 90 David Boyes. DNF: 42 Ken Melvin (4). DNS: 60 Jayden Meckenstock, 88 Alec Melvin. Total Time: 2.18.806. Winning Margin: 2.858. Fastest Lap: 16.836 Michael Holmes.
Feature, 30 laps: 1. 43 Marc Giancola, 2. 91 Michael Holmes, 3. 318 Freddy Kinsella, 4. 15 Warren Oldfield, 5. 90 David Boyes (29), 6. 10 Cody Avins (28), 7. 42 Ken Melvin (28). DNF: 83 Daniel Ameduri (22), 5 Lee Redmond (6), 52 Jay Cardy (5), 31 Paul Stubber (0), 50 Veronica McCann (0), 0 Brad Blake (0). DNS: 12 Aydan Trewern, 41 Kye Blight, 60 Jayden Meckenstock, 88 Alec Melvin. Total Time: 8.50.997. Winning Margin: 6.941. Fastest Lap: 16.730 Marc Giancola.