Green secures maiden memorial
Tristan Green has added his name to the honour roll in the prestigious Bill Gibbings Memorial for super sedans held at Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway on Saturday night.
The memorial was run over one-night due to low nominations and the meeting also held an impressive formula 125 feature with WA champion Braiden Jewell proving too strong.
Despite the heavy rain in the 48 hours leading up to the event, the meeting went ahead and an intriguing battle developed in the memorial.
The memorial, awarded to the highest point scorer in the super sedan division at the meeting, had four drivers with hopes of adding their name to the trophy heading into the 15-lap final.
Tristan Green led his rivals by seven points going into the final and his third-place finish was enough to claim the memorial despite his father Terry Green winning the final race.
Adyme Harvey was second on points when the final began and looked the driver most likely to challenge for the win but he retired to the infield after an opening corner stoppage.
Terry Green took control of the race at the complete restart and fired to the lead, leaving Adam Campbell and Tristan Green to battle it out for the minor placings.
After a terrific battle, Campbell was able to get past Tristan Green on the low line eventually but Terry Green had opened up a sizeable advantage.
Terry Green could not be reeled in as he coasted to an impressive feature race win, crossing the line 5.787 seconds ahead of Campbell.
The memorial would go to Tristan Green on 104 points, edging out Campbell on 91 and Terry Green on 87.
Earlier Kevin Bell won the opening heat race before sustaining heavy damage in heat 2 after an incident with Terry Green, in which Green was disqualified.
The damage ended Bell’s evening with only five cars completing the final after Harvey’s retirement also. Braiden Jewell confirmed his status as one of the stars in formula 125 racing, winning a thrilling feature on the same program.
Bill Beeck, Nathen Tester and Jacinta Tester each won a heat race and then Beeck claimed the top 6 scramble to start the 15-lap final from pole position.
Jewell started alongside Beeck and the pair had a great jostle in the first two laps until a stoppage, where Beeck came to the infield and retired with a mechanical problem.
Jewell then had to fend off advances from Jacinta Tester and Nathen Tester for the majority of the race.
The two Tester cars swapped positions several times and in the closing couple of laps both had a crack at getting past Jewell for the lead.
Jewell was too experienced in the end, as he held all comers at bay to claim feature race honours by 0.364 seconds.
Jacinta Tester narrowly edged out Nathen Tester in third place while Chris Pittaway and Craig Tester rounded out the top five.
In the support divisions Paul Bowman dominated in the SSS and Dylan Sexton claimed the limited sprintcars while Brody Day put on a display winning all four junior sedan races.
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