VELLA HOLDS ON TO WIN SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATE TITLE

by | Apr 18, 2021 | SA, SSA Junior Sedans | 0 comments

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Victorian Jaxon Vella has taken his Daihatsu Charade to victory in the 2020/2021 SSA Junior Sedan SA State Title held at the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier on Saturday Night.

The major moment of the race occurred within sight of the finish when Mildura’s Carter Metcalfe tried to make the winning move as the leaders worked their way through the lap traffic.

Unfortunately for Metcalfe he would fall to third place in the concluding stages after stalking Vella for much of the twenty laps.

Thirty SSA Junior Sedans representing four different states made their way to the picturesque Borderline Speedway in the South East of South Australia with conditions very chilly and at times rain falling throughout the afternoon.

Jaxon Vella and Carter Metcalfe shared the front row for the main event with Vella leading the early laps which were punctuated by a number of stoppages.

Lap nine saw a coming together between Kalgoorlie’s Kayne Dellar and Alexandra’s River Paterson as the pair entered the main straight while at the back end of the top ten with both drivers out of the race at that point.

Vella lead away from the restart with Metcalfe and Liken Paterson trying to stay in touch with the leader.As lap traffic came into play Metcalfe and Paterson tried to use the opportunity to move past Vella with Aaron Tranter having the best run through the slower cars to hit second place with just two laps remaining.

Jaxon Vella crossed the line at the end of the twenty circulations 2.041 seconds ahead of Aaron Tranter with Carter Metcalfe holding on to third.

Liken Paterson held off fellow Alexandra club member Dylan Barrow to finish fourth from Ky McEwin, Drew Flatman, Breanna Simpson, Tasmanian Champion Lachlan Robins and Victorian Rhys Meakins rounding out the top ten.

A fantastic effort from all competitors and their families for taking part in the first South Australian State Title held for SSA Junior Sedan for two years.

Official Results of the 2020/2021 SSA Junior Sedans SA State TitleHeat One, Ten Laps- 1. MDA10 Carter Metcalfe, 2. AX17 Dylan Barrow, 3. MDA25 Will Shore, 4. P95 Tanner Barclay, 5. AX93 Seth Sloane, 6. V5 Drew Flatman, 7. W95 Kayne Dellar, 8. MDA14 Cameron Smith, 9. S91 Henry Brumfield (1), 10. AX23 Tamika Simpson (9)

Heat Two, Ten Laps- 1. AX10 Breanna Simpson, 2. B66 Shaqkira Blake, 3. S45 Aaron Tranter, 4. HA29 Rylan Pech, 5. S88 Caitlyn Giding, 6. L25 Jake Dooley, 7. AX57 Fletcher Barron, 8. S12 Max Richter, 9. N19 Tenayah Barton, 10. S16 Corey Richter

Heat Three, Ten Laps- 1. AX48 Liken Paterson, 2. B4 Jaxon Vella, 3. S2 Ky McEwin, 4. AX47 River Paterson, 5. AX85 Rhys Meakins, 6. W87 Riley Hanson, 7. N51 Kiarna Barton, 8. T84 Lachlan Robins, 9. S9 Lachlan Brown, 10. T18 Callum Spencer

Heat Four, Ten Laps- 1. B4 Jaxon Vella, 2. AX17 Dylan Barrow, 3. S45 Aaron Tranter, 4. W95 Kayne Dellar, 5. AX47 River Paterson, 6. W87 Riley Hanson, 7. P95 Tanner Barclay, 8. B66 Shaqkira Blake, 9. N19 Tenayah Barton, 10. AX23 Tamika Simpson

Heat Five, Ten Laps- 1. S2 Ky McEwin, 2. AX48 Liken Paterson, 3. MDA10 Carter Metcalfe, 4. T18 Callum Spencer, 5. MDA14 Cameron Smith, 6. V5 Drew Flatman, 7. S88 Caitlyn Giding, 8. S9 Lachlan Brown, 9. AX57 Fletcher Barron, 10. S12 Max Richter (8)

Heat Six, Ten Laps- 1. AX85 Rhys Meakins, 2. AX10 Breanna Simpson, 3. AX93 Seth Sloane, 4. L25 Jake Dooley, 5. T84 Lachlan Robins, 6. MDA25 Will Shore, 7. N51 Kiaran Barton, 8. HA29 Rylan Pech, 9. S16 Corey Richter (9), 10. S91 Henry Brumfield (9)

Heat Seven, Ten Laps- 1. V5 Drew Flatman, 2. L25 Jake Dooley, 3. AX47 River Paterson, 4. AX93 Seth Sloane, 5. MDA25 Will Shore, 6. S9 Lachlan Brown, 7. W87 Riley Hanson, 8. S88 Caitlyn Giding, 9. AX57 Fletcher Barron, 10. S12 Max Richter

Heat Eight, Ten Laps- 1. MDA10 Carter Metcalfe, 2. S45 Aaron Tranter, 3. T84 Lachlan Robins, 4. T18 Callum Spencer, 5. AX85 Rhys Meakins, 6. B66 Shaqkira Blake, 7. N51 Kiarna Barton, 8. S16 Corey Richter (9), 9. S91 Henry Brumfield (9), DNF MDA14 Cameron Smith (5)

Heat Nine, Ten Laps- 1. B4 Jaxon Vella, 2. W95 Kayne Dellar, 3. AX48 Liken Paterson, 4. AX17 Dylan Barrow, 5. P95 Tanner Barclay, 6. AX10 Breanna Simpson, 7. S2 Ky McEwin, 8. HA29 Rylan Pech, 9. N19 Tenayah Barton, 10. AX23 Tamika Simpson (8)

B Main, Twelve Laps- 1. P95 Tanner Barclay, 2. T18 Callum Spencer, 3. W87 Riley Hanson, 4. N51 Kiarna Barton, 5. HA29 Rylan Pech, 6. MDA14 Cameron Smith, 7. S9 Lachlan Brown, 8. AX57 Fletcher Barron, 9. N19 Tenayah Barton, 10. S16 Corey Richter (11), 11. S91 Henry Brumfield (11), DNF S88 Caitlyn Giding (6)

A Main, Twenty Laps- 1. B4 Jaxon Vella, 2. S45 Aaron Tranter, 3. MDA10 Carter Metcalfe, 4. AX48 Liken Paterson, 5. AX17 Dylan Barrow, 6. S2 Ky McEwin, 7. V5 Drew Flatman, 8. AX10 Breanna Simpson, 9. T84 Lachlan Robins, 10. AX85 Rhys Meakins, 11. MDA25 Will Shore, 12. AX93 Seth Sloane, 13. B66 Shaqkira Blake, 14. N51 Kiarna Barton (19), 15. W87 Riley Hanson (19), DNF W95 Kayne Dellar (9), AX47 River Paterson (8), L25 Jake Dooley (4), P95 Tanner Barclay (0), T18 Callum Spencer (0)

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