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Glenney victorious in thrilling final on RXAus debut

Tom Howard

Sunday 14th May, 2017 - 6:39pm

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Steve Glenney (left) proved the class of the field

Steve Glenney emerged from a thrilling final to claim victory in the second round of the RXAus rallycross series at the Marulan circuit.

The former Targa Tasmania winner went head-to-head with series founder Will Orders as the Mitsubishi Lancer pair played out hotly contested six lap final at the New South Wales venue.

The duo were never split by more than half a second with the race being declined by the joker laps in the final two tours.

Orders took his joker on his penultimate lap, counting on getting track position on Glenney when he took the detour on the final lap of the race.

When Glenney took his on the final lap the pair emerged on the final straight side-by-side, with only his added momentum allowing him to edge Orders home by 0.4 seconds.

Arron Windus completed a stunning RXAus debut by finishing third in his VW Polo, Richie Dalton, Troy Dowel, Mike Conway and Darren Windus completing the order.

Justin Dowel was unable to start the Super Final after mechanical issues on his Hyundai i30.

“It’s been a great day,” said Glenney.

“The thing with Rallycross is that the tracks are fairly tight so while we’re all really keen to have a lot of horsepower it’s about managing it.

“If he had got the start he would have cleared out and pulled away from me but as it was, it was a good race and good for the crowd.”

“It’s a great little track at Marulan and a good mix of dirt and tarmac and good close racing.

“There was some really good competition here this weekend and lots of good drivers turned up with some fantastic cars, which made the competition really close.

“Every time you enter a rallycross event it’s really enjoyable. Every time you get out of the car you’re pumped and you’re high fiving everyone whether you came first or fourth.”

Glenney also won the ultra-competitive 4WD Production final, beating home Arron Windus and Richie Dalton.

A dominant Mike Conway won the 2WD Group A final, leading lights-to-flag in his screaming Ford Escort RS to win by three seconds.

Meanwhile, Orders defeated Justin Dowel in the 4WD open class final with Jamie Sargent’s Mitsubishi Lancer failing to finish.

The RXAus rallycross series will head to Queensland’s Carnell Raceway at Stanthorpe for the third round on June 10.

RESULTS:

QUALIFYING:

2WD: Mike Conway (Escort) 54.10
4WD Production: Steve Glenney (Mitsubishi Lancer) 52.09
4WD Open: Will Orders (Mitsubishi Lancer) 51.34

HEATS / ROUND 1

2WD (A) – Mike Conway (Ford Escort)
2WD (B) – Ron Bustard (Hyundai Excel)
4WD Production – Steve Glenney (Mitsubishi Lancer)
4WD Open – Will Orders (Mitsubishi Lancer)

HEATS / ROUND 2

2WD (A) – Mike Conway (Ford Escort)
2WD (B) – Ron Bustard (Hyundai Excel)
4WD Production – Steve Glenney (Mitsubishi Lancer)
4WD Open – Will Orders (Mitsubishi Lancer)

HEATS / ROUND 3

2WD (A) – Mike Conway (Ford Escort)
2WD (B) – Ron Bustard (Hyundai Excel)
4WD Production – Arron Windus (VW Polo)
4WD Open – Will Orders (Mitsubishi Lancer)

FINAL – 2WD (A)

1st – Mike Conway (Escort)
2nd – Darren Windus (Mazda 2)
3rd – Troy Dowel (Fiesta)

FINAL – 2WD (B)

1st – Ron Bustard (Excel)
2nd – Ross Murdoch (Excel)
3rd – Derek Reynolds (Datsun 1600)

FINAL – PRODUCTION 4WD

1st – Steve Glenney (Mitsubishi)
2nd – Arron Windus (VW Polo)
3rd – Richie Dalton (VW Polo)

FINAL – OPEN AWD

1st – Will Orders (Mitsubishi)
2nd – Justin Dowel (Hyundai)

SUPER FINAL

1st – Steve Glenney (Mitsubishi)
2nd – Will Orders (Mitsubishi)
3rd – Arron Windus (VW Polo)

 

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