Author : Jason Crowe – SSA Media
Brad Herbert broke through on Saturday night at the Solo Hobart Speedway, winning his maiden Modified Sedan Feature race.
Herbert who after racing Junior Sedans moved to Wingless Sprints, but has now joined a growing band of Modified Sedan drivers in Tasmania, with almost instant success.
After Nathan and Andy Russell won both qualifying heats, where Herbert finished second on both occasions, it would be Andy Russell and Herbert who would start on the front row in the A Main.
Andy Russell would take the early lead, followed by Herbert, Nathan Russell and Trent Quillerat.
Nathan Russell retired on lap six along with Joshua Stephens and Tomas Hext, which elevated Quillerat to third.
A lap later Herbert made his move, taking the lead, after a door handle to door handle battle with Russell.
Quillerat and Russell also had a great battle behind Herbert, with the pair swapping positions throughout the second half of the race.
Herbert would drive away from the opposition in the final few laps, leaving Russell and Quillerat to battle for second, which the duo did, right to the chequered flag, with just 0.182 separating them at the end of twenty laps.
Jake Taurian would finish fourth, while Luke Williams was just 0.144 behind in fifth.
:: Modified Sedans
Heat 1, 10 Laps: 1. T28 Nathan Russell, 2. T5 Brad Herbert, 3. T26 Andy Russell, 4. T32 Jake Taurian, 5. T4 Barry Youl, 6. T72 Marco Taurian, 7. T8 Brad Palmer, 8. T3 Tomas Hext. DNF: 9. T21 Joshua Stephens (6 laps), 10. T64 Adrian Jones (6), 11. T37 Luke Williams (6), 12. T46 Trent Quillerat (3). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.269, Fastest Lap: 16.713 T28 Nathan Russell
Heat 2, 10 Laps: 1. T26 Andy Russell, 2. T5 Brad Herbert, 3. T32 Jake Taurian, 4. T46 Trent Quillerat, 5. T21 Joshua Stephens, 6. T28 Nathan Russell, 7. T37 Luke Williams, 8. T4 Barry Youl, 9. T8 Brad Palmer, 10. T3 Tomas Hext. DNF: 11. T72 Marco Taurian (4 laps). Time: 2.53.977, Winning Margin: 1.386, Fastest Lap: 17.101 T5 Brad Herbert
A Main, 20 Laps: 1. T5 Brad Herbert, 2. T46 Trent Quillerat, 3. T26 Andy Russell, 4. T32 Jake Taurian, 5. T37 Luke Williams, 6. T8 Brad Palmer (19 laps). DNF: 7. T4 Barry Youl (8), 8. T28 Nathan Russell (6), 9. T21 Joshua Stephens (6), 10. T3 Tomas Hext (6). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 2.832, Fastest Lap: 16.993 T5 Brad Herbert
Brad Herbert in just his second event in Modified Sedans, wins the A Main at Hobart. Photo courtesy of Angryman Photography