Queenslander Matt Pascoe has taken out the 2013 Australian Super Sedan Speedway title at the Perth Motorplex, working hard to take victory in the 20 car feature race.
Pascoe – who started his career as a racecar builder before getting behind the wheel – worked his way through from ninth on the grid to the lead in the 40 lap affair that ran lights to flag – a rarity in the history of the Australian Super Sedan Championship.
Every car that started the final crossed the finish line with New South Welshman Lachlan Onley following Pascoe home from WA duo Jamie Oldfield and Kodee Brown and South Australian Dave Gartner.
“All weekend we have been chasing the set-up just to make sure we can run the bottom and the top,” said the likeable Queenslander. “We didn’t win a heat but it’s the main one that counts. We put a basic set-up back in it and it just honked along again.”
Oldfield was a last minute substitute for Tasmanian Brad Smith, who couldn’t compete in the title due to injury. He started on the front row and very nearly brought the house down with a home victory – itself a rarity for West Australian competitors.
The other front row starter – Marc Giancola (another West Aussie), drifted back to sixth at the finish.
A number of former Champions made the main event with Mick Nicola finishing seventh, Wayne Randall 10th and Jamie McHugh 11th.