NORMAN UNDEFEATED AFTER NIGHT ONE IN KALGOORLIE

by | Mar 19, 2022 | SSA Street Stocks, WA | 0 comments

Press Release by Morgan Melvin, Images by Blake Jones Photography

Former State Champ Hayden Norman has put himself in prime position tomorrow night, going night one undefeated in the Bridgestone SSA Street Stock West Australian Title presented by Goldfield Pest Control and KCLD Cleaning.

Normans’ night started perfect, passing current Champ Jamie Oldfield on the last lap to win his opening heat race, while his second he won by the margin of 0.003 over Damon Lyall in an epic battle that saw the pair traded the lead four times in the last five laps.

He looked to be joined by Jake Hoath and Jack Barnewall, but both drivers struck trouble in their last heat races of the night.

Barnewall’s trouble was that of Oldfield, who was able to pass the 2019 champ at his home track.

Jack Barnewall

The story wasn’t as sweet for Hoath, whose final heat only lasted the opening lap, involved in a turn two crash that has seen the team go to work on the right front corner of the car.

Two other drivers won two heat races tonight as Ethan Genev, and Shane Whild joined the fun upfront.

Genev was another driver who could have had three wins, but a broken front-end component during his second heat while leading ruined his chances.

For Whild, he finished second in his other heat, seeing him third on points overall.

Shane Whild

Other drivers who impressed tonight were Damon Lyall and Paul Briggs, who both could not finish better or worse than second in all three heats tonight.

While Brinley McGaffin has been exceptional in his heat races tonight.

Drivers will return tomorrow for one extra heat race before the grids are set for the finals.

POINTS AFTER NIGHT ONE

1. W6 Hayden Norman 108

2. W16 Jack Barnewall 100

3. W2 Shane Whild 100

4. W1 Jamie Oldfield 92

5. W27 Damon Lyall 84

6. WA12 Paul Briggs 84

7. WA6 Brinley McGaffin 81

8. W4 Ethan Genev 78

9. W29 Jake Hoath 75

10. WA21 Evan Wakefield 74

11. W10 Damon Thomson 74

12. WA10 David Fall 73

13. W35 Craig Clayton 70

14. WA55 Kevin Wyatt 67

15. W69 Stevie O’Dowd 66

16. W00 Hamish Macalpine 64

17. T10 Matt Hammond 62

18. W66 Ben Norman 61

19. W52 Shay Roberts 57

20. W99 Kyran Bridges 54

21. W24 Mark Murray 54

22. W195 Lachie Dellar 52

23. W44 Peter Herbert 51

24. W39 Zane Humphrys 51

25. W95 Gordon Wyatt 51

26. W55 Jace Kempton 51

27. W616 Jamie Goodwin 48

28. W24J Jake Williams 47

29. WA31 Jake Avins 47

30. W21 Trent Claybrook 46

31. W117 Chris Vanzetti 46

32. W94 Robert Dunbar 46

33. W72 Russell Gunn 44

34. W9 Sean Barrett 44

35. W110 Clayton Blee 43

36. WA9 Blake Iwanow 43

37. W100 Linton Dickerson 41

38. W28 Brenton Bridges 37

39. WA8 Matthew Iwanow 36

40. W12 Ryan Penfold 35

41. W320 Regan Carter 35

42. W46 Jay Rees 33

43. W74 Lenny Bates 31

44. W8 Dave Watson 30

45. W15 Adam Power 30

46. WA25 Bradley Roberts 29

47. W48 Jim Dixon 29

48. W32 Ben Ferris 28

49. W68 Justin Hurst 28

50. W3 Gavin Minty 26

51. W36 Luke Barnewall 26

52. W81 Peter Walker 24

53. W58 Ethan Cooper 23

54. W71 Tanya Kemp 21

55. W31 Tristan Stroet 21

56. WA2 Marty Kelly 20

57. WX21 Colm O’Riordan 20

58. WA52 Paul Bowman 19

59. W41 Jacob Gittos 19

60. WA24 Tim Matthews 18

61. W626 Dean Shore 17

62. W23 Matt Lowe 17

63. W91 Brett South 17

64. W19 Josh Stewart 16

65. W99 James Hunt 16

66. WA23 Jamie Simmonds 15

67. W25 Harry Wingfield 15

68. WX24 James Lawton 15

69. WX31 Mitch Hamel 14

70. W87 Adam Cornish 14

71. W65 Samantha Dodd 13

72. WX4 Dylan Williams 13

73. W14 Lance Beaver 13

74. W46 Ron Pocock 12

75. W51 Justin Melhuish 10

76. W84 Brooke Oldfield 5

77. W7 Josh Martinelli 0

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