Redline Raceway’s season came to a close on Saturday night (May 19th) with the annual ‘Dirt Chix Queen of the Mount’ feature event for Ladies Street Stocks sharing centre stage with the Junior Sedan Promotional Association, fans left happy with plenty of action dished up and a victory to local Ballarat racer Brooke Ferguson in the Queen of the Mount whilst Jack Ramsdale and the younger sister Ferguson and no doubt future Queen of the Mount, Kasey won the Junior finals.
Ballarat and the Mount Buninyong race track avoided the threat of rain with the overcast conditions providing a juiced-up race track conducive to great passing opportunities with twenty plus ladies vying for the Queen of the Mount title.
Nine heat races were contested to determine the twenty-five lap Queen of the Mount final with qualifying wins going the way of Emma Hutchinson, Brooke Ferguson, Karen Ferguson two heats in succession (Brookes mother), Brooke again competing in Darren Giacometti’s car after hers was wrecked a week earlier at Mildura, Megan Forrest, Kelly McDermott, Felicity Roycroft and Brooke Ferguson to wrap up the qualifying.
When the green flag dropped for the Queen of the Mount feature event Brooke Ferguson shot off the start line with McDermott chasing her and Karen Ferguson in third with her hands full of Forrest and her Commodore hounding her. For a period of time the top group out front was four or five then as the laps wound down Brooke and McDermott got away before Forrest reeled them in a got amongst it with McDermott.
Back further Hutchinson, Roycroft, Michelle Barbeler, Jacque Whatmore, Hannah Grima and others traded places. Ferguson kept on motoring out front and put distance between her and McDermott for the second time and flew on to the finish to win from McDermott, Forrest, Karen Ferguson and Hutchinson.
Six heat races in the Junior Sedan A Grade class finished with Mitch Glynn and Todd Moule on the front row for the feature race start after wins went the way of Todd Moule, Jade Moule, Ben Micallef, Mitch Glynn twice in succession and Kasey Garlick in the qualifiers.
Glynn had the misfortune of mechanical breakdown stop him from getting away at the drop of the green flag and he rolled on off the track and watched things unfold from the infield as Ramsdale passed Todd Moule and took off out front. As laps wound down Micallef started to get closer to Ramsdale and back further Garlick and Cornwall battled with each other for position swapping places on a few occasions.
When the chequered flag waved, Ramsdale had won from Micallef, Garlick, Cornwall and Darcy Giblin.
In the B Grade Junior Sedans Kasey Ferguson brought double joy to the Ferguson Racing Team with her victory. She won all three of her qualifiers with Cody Compton winning the only other before she motored on to a win ahead of Jake Hooley, Jaxon Vella, Luke Cornfoot and Linken Paterson with the boys being no match for her speed.
Other action on the night included the Thunder Sedans and Unlimited Sedans competing together with Sean Lister a local club member winning the final from Darren Nelson both drivers winning the heat races earlier then in third came Lindsay Fox followed by Darren Forrest and Wally Hucker.
Sports Sedan results went the way of the Victoria two ranked driver Leigh Bourke. He won one of the three heats sharing wins with Chris Rieck and Corey Knox before claiming the feature win from Ricky Ashmore, Nathan Fawns, Mikey Naismith and Ricky O’Meara.
Standard Saloon action finished with Leigh Gooding winning from Hayden Clifford, Tim Hutchinson, Ben Hutchinson and David Chivers.
The season is now finished and Redline Raceway thanks everybody for their support and they look forward to bringing entertainment to the local Ballarat motorsport community again from November 2018.
DIRT CHIX QUEEN OF THE MOUNT SUPPORT:
Thanks for Coming Goodie Bag – to all racers supported by Dirt Chix, Sportzprint, Bramleigh Estate, GJ All Mechanical, Curtis Engineering and all racers got Cup Cakes from Fergusons Plarre.
6th to 20th Feature race finisher photography gift vouchers by Rock Solid Productions.
7th to 20th also earnt RPM Racewear vouchers, Auto Parts Professional Ballarat vouchers and Bond Batteries vouchers.
Mental Racewear & Graphics supplied qualifying medallions.
Top three placings received Queen of the Mountain Cakes & Dirt Chix vouchers.
Top five received a framed print from Rock Solid Productions & a Dirt Chix Queen of the Mount Hat & Crown from Threadworx and prize money and a sash from Belmont Speedway Drivers Club
EB Graphics Hard Charger of the final – Rhi Campton
Hedges of Eden Lucky Car owner – Jason Degoldi
Duell’s Removalist’s Unlucky Car Owner – Jamie Curtis
Barbeler Racing Best Presented – Michelle Hetherington
Hume Decorating Eager Beaver – Priscilla Grech
Curtis Engineering First Ford – Felicity Roycroft
Aerodrome Automotive Furthest Traveller – Michelle Barbeler
Mental Racewear & Graphics All Night Hard Charger – Jo Storer
GJ All Mechanical Best Newcomer – Jorjia Dempster
Maryborough Exhaust and 4 x 4 First out of final – Jorjia Dempster
Maryborough Exhaust and 4 x 4 14th place – Kayla Apps
Patriot Motorsport 11th place – Michelle Barbeler
SD Canvas Encouragement Award – Jacque Whatmore
Razztech First Holden – Brooke Ferguson
Campton Graphics Most Banged Up Car – Elira Degrandi – Owner Chris Hay
Studio 516 Hair Design 11th Place – Michelle Barbeler
Studio 516 Hair Design 7th Place – Kayla Knox
QUEEN OF THE MOUNT SPONSORS:
Auto Parts Professional- Ballarat – Aerodrome Automotive – Bond Batteries – Barbeler Racing QLD – Bramleigh Estates – Campton Graphics – Curtis Engineering – Dirt Chix – Duells Removalist – Eb Graphics – Ferguson Plarre – GJ All Mechanical – Hedges of Eden – Hush Design & Highline Racewear – Hume Decorating – Maryborough Exhaust & 4×4 Centre – Mental Racewear and Graphics – Redline Raceway – Rock Solid Productions – Revolution Racegear – RPM Indoor Go Karts – Razztech – Studio 516 Hair and Design – Sportzprint – SD Canvas – Trax Racewear – Team Patriot through LA Lubricants – Threadworx
Belmont Speedway Drivers Club is proudly supported by:
Duo Mobile – IPTA Fibreglass – Hennessy Transport – Regional Contracting – CamKat Earthmoving – Johnny Dyno Engines – Crowies Paints – Jeff’s Auto Detailing – Steve Forte Metal Fabrication – PR Fittings – Startech Windows – United Forklift & Access Solutions – Ballan Plumbing – Norman Street Automotive – True Design Homes – Mobile Sandblasting & Painting Services – METOWU Mechanical Services – UBC Web Design – IC Weeds Gardening Services – Whitehorse Truck Centre – PP Design – Bulleen Towing – Dean Miller Photography – Rock Solid Productions – Hutchinson Towing – Autopremier Fleet Maintenance – Power FM
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