Season open with plenty of highlights

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The opening race meeting for the season at Solo Speedwayfinished with amazingracing.
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The highlight was the 30-lap Sprintcar final with close battles throughout the pack.

GerryHoekstra and Jason Redpath shared the frontwith Hoekstra getting the better startwith an aggressive move.

Speedway: Jason Redpath in action during the 30-lap Sprintcar final. Picture: Angryman Photography

Hoekstra maintained an early command which would shorten due to lapped traffic just under ten laps into therace.

In the closing laps the battle intensified with both cars coming together in turn two on severaloccasions.

Redpath looked for a way passedand eventually found it with sixlaps remaining by executing a brilliant passing move. Kurt Luttrellfinished third.

Formula 500’s were won by Rick Weatherall who had placed in each of his heats and was certainlyon the pace early. Gary Sutcliffe drove to a fine second place ahead of Dale Peck.

Jakobe Jetson had his first meeting for the season and picked up where he left off with victory ahead of Ellis Dickenson and Jayden Triffet.

The Bombers are always a hard hitting affair and their first event of the year saw some driversholding a grudge over the off season.

Only a handful of cars survived the night to completethe final with Kylie Jetson in first ahead of Fred Eiszelle and DennisDavidson.

Drew Manser was successful in Tassie Sixes taking first place from Todd Russell and DamienWickham.

Speedcars had timed runs throughout the night and whilst still a new category of racing with low carnumbers this category will grow substantially. Mitchell Freeman was on pace all night winning thefinal ahead of Trent Blake and Kerry Short.

The season continues next weekend at Gulf Western Speedway.

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