Second place Super Sedan driver Mark Pagel, winner Darren Kane and third place-getter Jason Campbell after the feature race.
Second place Super Sedan driver Mark Pagel, winner Darren Kane and third place-getter Jason Campbell after the feature race.

Kane wins Super Sedan title

BRISBANE driver Darren Kane took out the Super Sedan feature race in his V8 Dominator beating the rest of the field by nearly half a lap on Saturday night.

In second place on Mothar Mountain was Gympie's Mark Pagel driving his modified Commodore, powered by a 360 Chevrolet V8 power plant.

Pagel said he was very happy with the way his car performed on the night and his second placing made up for some of the dramas he had the weekend before at the Australian titles held at Archerfield Speedway Brisbane. In the final, Pagel was boxed in when a crash occurred in front of him on the very first lap.

Ironically Kane was also involved and both drivers missed the final.

"I had nowhere to go," Pagel said.

The impact bent Pagel's Super Sedan bar work. The bent bar rubbed on the front tyres making it nearly impossible for him to steer the vehicle.

"It was very disappointing," Pagel said.

A lot of that disappointment was taken away on Saturday night with the second placing at Mothar Mountain.

"The car was going really good Saturday night, nearly perfect," Pagel said.

Pagel said Kane got an early break while he was back in the field battling his way into second spot.

"I got into second spot on lap 20 and he was already gone," Pagel said.

Kane took advantage of the clear track and racing duel going on behind to put in some really quick lap times. It gave him an impressive lead when he crossed for the chequered flag.

Pagel said that Saturday's race might be his last for the current season.

He wants to get a head start on next season in readiness for the Queensland Super Sedan titles which are scheduled to be held in Gympie. "I want to start rebuilding the engine while it is still in one piece," he said.

 

Results:

Street Sedans - Doug Rigby 1, Darren Brady 2, Neil Keldoulis 3.

Four Cylinders - Tim Weir 1, James Elliot 2, Mark Kelly 3.

Juniors Brendan - Leoroyd 1, Bradley Scherer 2, Ryan Morris 3.

Production Sedans - Jim Cowley 1, Kristian Walker 2, Frank Packer 3.

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