Consistent Herbert takes points award

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Peter Herbert won the Ken Taylor highest points.
Camera IconPeter Herbert won the Ken Taylor highest points. Credit: SWB Photography

Leading street stock driver Peter Herbert has claimed the Ken Taylor highest points award at Mt Barker’s Les Gorman Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Ken Taylor trophy is awarded to the local member scoring the most points in any division. Herbert powered to victory in two of the four street stock races, including the 12-lap final.

Herbert crossed the line 5.133sec. ahead of Brad Carroll in the final with Paul Bowman in third place.

Stephen Cowcill on the outside of Luke Pocock and Trent Claybrook in bog stocks.
Camera IconStephen Cowcill on the outside of Luke Pocock and Trent Claybrook in bog stocks.

Bowman was a joint winner of the award last season but his 123 points was not enough this time around as Herbert (128 points) won the main trophy.

Jason Batchelor proved too strong for his rivals in the production sedans, winning three of the four events including a dominant 9.416sec. triumph in the final.

Mike Kinnear and Shane Devonshire were second and third on points in the production sedans.

In the juniors Bryden Southwell enjoyed a clean sweep, winning every race to collect 144 points and defeat Hope Batchelor (112).

Local Chris Pavlovich won the 15-lap super sedan final, edging out Lee Aylett and Tony St Jack but it was Aylett who was the overall points winner, beating Pavlovich by a single point.

Lee Aylett (99), Kemble Aylett (9) and Chris Pavlovich (8) battle for position at Les Gorman Park.
Camera IconLee Aylett (99), Kemble Aylett (9) and Chris Pavlovich (8) battle for position at Les Gorman Park.

The bog stocks division was taken out by Trent Claybrook ahead of Luke Pocock.

Mt Barker’s next meeting is on December 1, headlined by the production sedan feature.

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