The meeting was an afternoon / evening meeting and was the last round of the season for IPRAWA.
It was run as a combined field with Street Cars again and resulted in 22 cars qualifying...a good field.
Qualifying as part of the mixed field took place at 1335hrs and saw the Matt Cherry Monaro qualify fastest of them all with a 62.46 seconds. Gavin Reynolds was second fastest with a 65.28 and Jamie McKinnell third with a 67.9.
Tim Riley was quickest of the Under 1.6l with a time of 71.6, two seconds in front of Don Simpson with a further two seconds back to Monica Jacovich.
Wayne Chrystal and Dion Panizza filled the minor placings for Over 2L and Joseph Carrucan took 3rd in Under 2L from Geoff Duckworth by 9/100th of a second.
Race 1 saw an upset in the Under 2L section when it became obvious that the Reynold's vehicle had issues which would finally cause the car to sit out the rest of the meeting.
Jamie McKinnell made the most of his opportunity to take up the running and took probably his first podium for the year with a well judged race, beating Joseph Carrucan to the line by 2.8 seconds. Duckworth was a further 4 seconds behind with Reynolds posting a fastest lap of 71.8, 7 or 8 seconds a lap slower than normal, indicating the size of his problem.
Cherry was again streets ahead of his rivals in the Over 2L group with Dion Panizza a distant 30 seconds behind and the championship leader Wayne Chrystal a further 7 seconds behind Panizza. Tim Riley was the fastest of the four Under 1.6l cars and finished 12 seconds ahead of Don Simpson with Monica Jacovich a further 6 seconds behind and she may have been experiencing problems too as she was 3 or more seconds off her PB.
The Honda of Gavin Reynolds had suffered a mortal wound with the enduring brake problems and didn't front the starter. This allowed Jamie McKinnell to again take the podium for Under 2L in a thrilling and close fought event with Joseph Carrucan before McKinnell got to the line first with a margin of .4 of a second.
Geoff Duckworth was a mile back...or over half a lap...obviously with problems.
Tim Riley made it two out of two, as did Matt Cherry, both convincing winners, with Riley prevailing by 13 seconds over Don Simpson and Monica Jacovich having been lapped bringing up the third spot.
Dion Panizza again led Wayne Chrystal around the track by some 7 seconds for 2nd and 3rd in Over 2L
The battle for championship 1st place Under 2L took a dramatic turn by the end of this race with Jamie McKinnell snatching the trophy from Gavin Reynolds courtesy of the two DNS's
Matt Cherry, predictably, led the rest a merry dance and dominated Dion Panizza by 32 seconds leading the combined grid home again for three out of three. Wayne Chrystal had a closer race with Panizza and failed to catch him by .8 of a second but did more than enough to ensure the championship remained a fait accompli.
McKinnell again had the edge on Joseph Carrucan and once again the margin was under one second..in fact .4 for the second race in a row...well raced guys.
Monica Jacovich was again a long way off the pace, 18 seconds behind Tim Riley who made it 3 out of 3, with Don Simpson splitting the two again, comfortably ahead of her.
Well raced every one..and I suspect that there will be a very keen contest next year especially between Jamie and Joseph, if today's results are anything to go by.