Luke Dillon dominates Sprintcars season finale

Murray Bridge Speedway has hosted the last SA Sprintcars race of the 2020-21 season.

This post was contributed by MMS Media.

A late decision to contest the final Sprintcars SA Club show of the season at the Murray Bridge Speedway has paid off for Luke Dillon.

He led all 30 laps in the non-stop main event after starting on pole.

In only his second start of the season, Dillon dominated the night’s action, setting the quickest lap in qualifying – 11.259 seconds – before winning his opening heat.

The only time that his #81 wasn’t up front was in heat three, where he recorded a third placing.

Unfortunately only 12 cars fronted for the final race of the 2020-21 South Australian Sprintcar season, but the drivers still put on a good show on a cold evening on which several rain showers swept across the venue.

After spending much of the race in third, local hero Ryan Jones got the better of Daniel Pestka, who lined up on the front row alongside Dillon, to claim the runner-up spot, making it a Triple X sweep of the podium.

Steven Caruso and Jessie Attard, who once again travelled from Sydney to race with the locals in South Australia, rounded out the top five.

After a tough run in the heats, having missed the heat invert, Lisa Walker salvaged a sixth-placed finish ahead of Max Vidau, Lachlan McDonough and rookie Brent Fox.

Three cars failed to finish including that of Ben Morris, who ran strongly inside the top five until his left rear tyre exploded.

Joel Heinrich was another to encounter a tyre issue; his right rear went flat after it was cut by debris.

Rookie Daniel Puddy didn’t complete a lap after slamming into the turn three wall.

Earlier, the opening round of heats was secured by Dillon and Pestka while Jones and Attard were successful in round two.

A small field of street stocks also took to the track, along with several classic speedway classes, with veteran Carey Weston defeating Nigel Reichstein and Craig Buchanan in what was more of a test session in preparation for the MJS Street Stock Series round at Murray Bridge this Saturday night.

This Saturday’s final event of the season will feature a demolition derby world record attempt, MJS Street Stock Series, super sedans, wingless sprints and Modlites.

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