Masson wins the classic after washout

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Mt Barker driver Nathan Masson has won his first Mt Barker Super Sedan Classic, claiming the title after rain ended the major meeting early at Les Gorman Park on Saturday afternoon.

Masson won the 2017 edition of the classic by virtue of his points accumulated over three qualifying heats as heavy rain prevented the final, which would normally determine the eventual winner, from being contested.

It was a tight battle in the end between Masson and youngster Lee Aylett.

The pair had both won heat races during the event.

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However, Masson got the nod after a second placing in his opening event and a third-placed finish in the second round of heats.

The much-improved Mt Barker competitor was crowned Classic champion ahead of Lee Aylett while fellow local Chris Pavlovich finished third.

Damon Trouchet, Kyle Larson and Kevin Bell were the next highest point scorers.

Lee Aylett won two preliminaries while Pavlovich, Larson, Kemble Aylett and Masson shared the other victories.

Masson ended the day on a high by also winning the Betty Masson trophy.

The annual Kelvin Sobey Memorial was also awarded on the day.

Production sedan competitor Bill Penn and junior driver Nui Andrews eventually finished a tie in the award.

Both drivers went through the three heat races undefeated to share the memorial while Clint Hadley finished on top in the street stock division.

The Mt Barker Super Sedan Classic and Kelvin Sobey Memorial had been transferred to this meeting after originally being washed out in October last year.

The club’s final meeting of the season will be held on Saturday, May 6, featuring the demolition derby.

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