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Apr 10, 2014

SUPER SIX ROUND ONE SUNDAY WRAP FROM SANDOWN

THE DIAL BEFORE YOU DIG Australian Super Six Touring Cars saved their best for the last race of round one last Sunday, March 30.

Pfitzner Performance Gearboxes Ford Falcon AU driver Kane Baxter-Smith (Queensland) made yet another great start to lead the Pakenham Tyres and Trik Trailers Holden Commodore VTs of Travis Lindorff and Gavin Ross in the early laps.

But eventually the two-prong attack from the Victorian Holdens reaped dividends with both going ahead. Ross benefited most as he went from first to third and won the race while Lindorff’s second, together with two wins the previous day, gave him the round. Baxter-Smith retained third, crossing the line with a broken header.

Victorian Matt Palmer began the weekend by qualifying well outside of the top ten but worked his way to finish fourth in race three aboard the STR Truck Bodies VT. He narrowly headed West Australian Chris Lillis (VT) across the line.

They had been dicing with the NSW Transley Solutions AU of Luke Westall who headed them until low fuel forced him to relent to their pressure. Still sixth was good enough to give him his team its best result of fourth overall.

Another West Aussie in Rick Gill in the Gill Motorcycles AU was next, ahead of the Kleenduct VT of Harley Phelan (Vic) which broke its gearbox in race two.

NSW’s Mark Primmer (Dial Before You Dig AU) was ninth and first in Division Two runners and young rookie David Wright, in his first ever car outing, brought his AU home tenth and second in D2.

Tony James recovered well from early setbacks to finish the last race eleventh but his Morphet Vale Garage Holden team mate Wayne King broke his gearbox on the opening lap. He would be sidelined early as too Phil Grey (AU) and Jason Leoncini (VT).