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Meakins runs hot in rod

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March 01, 2018

Bendigo's Chloe Lamb claimed victory at Rushworth Speedway.

Shannon Meakins and Chloe Lamb have won the latest feature events at Rushworth Speedway.

Meakins put his name on the perpetual Ray Welsh Memorial trophy for hot rod racing and Lamb won the Ladies Saloons feature event.

The hot rod racing was sensational with four heats determining the starting line-up after Jamie May, Michael Coad and Meakins, with two wins on the trot, took the wins.

Russ Hovey and Vaughn Matthey were drawn on the front row with Meakins, Dean West, Stan Marco Sr, Phil Jenkins, Michael Lee, May, Coad, Glenn Lawless and Kali Hovey in that order.

May was unable to greet the starter as his car would not fire.

Russ Hovey led the first lap from Meakins, Marco Sr, West and Matthey.

On lap six Meakins and Marco Sr moved into first and second and Russ Hovey dropped back to third.

On lap 17 in the last passing of the night Coad moved to third, overtaking West, and Meakins held on at the front to finish off the 20-lap non-stop event with a victory over Marco Sr and Coad.

The Ladies Saloon event was a hard-fought affair.

Three qualifying races determined the starting positions for the final with Chloe and Kelly Lamb along with Belinda Chalcraft featuring as the strongest competitors.

The girls put in a quick feature race with battles through the field from start to finish.

Chalcraft led the first couple of laps, while Roycroft from the back of the field moved forward quickly.

Chloe Lamb was at her fastest in the final recording a one-lap time of 19.794 in a 12-second victory, moving into the lead on lap three.

Lamb’s victory was over Roycroft and Chalcraft, Kelly Lamb and Chelsea Hodge.

Also taking a win for the Lamb family was Paul Lamb who won all three heat race events for the Open Saloons before winning the feature race. Production Sedan action had yet another new winner for the season with Mark Cecil coming out on top after great qualifying action.

In Junior competition, after Tristan McGraw picked up the win at the previous meeting Lachie Fitzpatrick returned to the winner’s podium on Saturday night. Fitzpatrick took the win from McGraw, Luke Cecil and Daniel Smith.

Labour Day weekend is the next meeting fans should come along to with the Fun City Entertainment Complex Shepparton-supported Goldrush 10km event for Super Sedans. On the Saturday the Super Sedans are supported by the Victorian Mini Sprints and on the Sunday night the Victorian Sprintcar Association and their winged V8 powered machines will be in action.

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