Article By Morgan Melvin, photos by Fastlane Photography
Finally, something has felt like normal.
Just like the 2019/2020 Ivix Industries South West Sedan Championship round at this venue, Michael Hamon and Kyle Sayer took the spoils during the opening round at the Make Smoking History Collie Speedway.
This time, they were joined by a different Junior Sedan driver.
Bunbury’s Brandon Buszan had the upper hand all night long at Collie, the same venue where he led the majority of the SSA National Title in January earlier this year.
He was able to bounce back in a huge way as well, dominating the entirety of the feature race to take the victory in record time over Riley Hanson and Seth Hinsey.
Last year’s Grand Champion Matthew Thomson had an event he would rather forget, finishing well down the order after contact racing for third.
Everything else from the night felt the same as last year all be it with a different twist.
Kyle Sayer was the strong man in the Production Sedans. Dealing with an early race battle with Barry Rose he was able to sail to a convincing victory.
Rose, unlike last season, had to settle for third place as local Rickie Nuccini got through for second place in the middle stages of the event, making the most of a rare mistake from the Sigma.
In the case of the Street Stocks, Michael Hamon had a little bit easier this season, leading from pole in the A-Main and leading the entire distance.
Last year’s heartbreak story Ethan Genev had another heart in your mouth moment at half race distance, riding on two wheels while trying to find a way past Paul Briggs as the pair of locals fought it out for the last two spots on the podium, with Briggs edging out Genev.
In the scheme of the Grand Champion, it’s Michael Hamon who will lead the points score going into round two of the Ivix Industries South West Sedan Championship at the Tyrepower Manjimup Speedway on November 28th 2020.
SSA Production Sedans Feature Race, 15 Laps: 1. W95 Kyle Sayer, 2. W41 Rickie Nuccini, 3. W181 Barry Rose, 4. W81 Lincoln Coleman, 5. W22 Jamie Graham, 6. W142 Nathan Carter, 7. W88 Shane Brittain, 8. W86 Wayne Leviston, 9. W26 Robbie Trenaman, 10. W57 Kelsey Beard, 11. W7 Leticia Hamon (13), 12. W97 Lachlan Eason (12), 13. W84 Jamie Higgs (13). DNF: W46 Jason Batchelor (7). DNS: W6 Jamie Simmonds, W13 Shane Dubberlin, W16 Cody Blight, W27 Rachel Spalding, WA27 Nicholas Porter, W42 Bev Brewer, W96 Shaune Davy. Total Time: 4.50.943. Winning Margin: 3.346. Fastest Lap: 20.324 W46 Jason Batchelor.
SSA Street Stocks Feature Race, 15 Laps: 1. W7 Mick Hamon, 2. W12 Paul Briggs, 3. W4 Ethan Genev, 4. W10 Damon Thomson, 5. W44 Peter Herbert, 6. W16 Colin Metcalfe, 7. W15 Wayne Thomson, 8. WA10 David Fall, 9. W24 Tim Matthews, 10. WA12 Kade Helms, 11. W48 Matthew Jones, 12. WA7 Mark McDonald (14), 13. W37 Jeremy Ferris (14), 14. W50 Gavin Yates (14), 15. W68 Justin Hurst, 16. W26 Brendan Fagan (14). DNF: W2 Shane Whild (5), W51 Justin Melhuish (3), W31 Cody Avins (3), W74 Jack Hunter (0). DNS: W17 Brian Jackson, W32 Ben Ferris. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.976. Fastest Lap: 20.633 W7 Mick Hamon.
SSA New Star Junior Sedans Feature Race, 8 Laps: 1. W199 Jaxon Buszan, 2. W83 Kai Leeson (7), 3. W33 Teliah Bosley (7), 4. W78 Colby Bosley (6). DNF: W17 Levi Crowe (3), W70 Jake Leaman (3). Total Time: 3.03.091. Winning Margin: 1 lap. Fastest Lap: 22.203 W199 Jaxon Buszan.
SSA Top Star Junior Sedans Feature Race, 12 Laps: 1. W198 Brandon Buszan, 2. W87 Riley Hanson, 3. W66 Seth Hinsey, 4. W133 Lexi Smith, 5. W23 Hope Batchelor, 6. W89 Hunter Downs, 7. W15 Matthew Thomson, 8. W40 Vince Lindsay (11), 9. W25 Alyvia Ferraro (11), 10. W64 Makayla Hinsey (11), 11. W43 Jorja Davies (11). DNS: W9 Ziggy Phillips. Total Time: 4.20.446. RECORD. Winning Margin: 2.44. Fastest Lap: 21.403 W198 Brandon Buszan.
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