While his minor podium result in last Saturday night’s third 360 Sprintcar All Stars Series round at Moama’s Heartland Raceway was reason enough for Jordyn Charge to celebrate, it was made even more special by the youngster sharing the podium with long-time mentor Matthew Reed.
Following on from a recent character-building experience in the Jackpot Invitational at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway, which saw him write off his Maxim car in a crash, Charge didn’t miss a beat jumping back into the driver’s seat of his Vic # 60 Western Nissan – Caroline Springs supported Triple X car in which he won the 2016-17 season Victorian 360 Sprintcar Title.
Keeping his composure as he attempted to make amends for his previous race meeting, the 19-year-old racer started the feature race from the inside of the fourth row. Quickly making his way up to fourth, before slipping back a couple of positions to sixth, Charge then regained fourth position and settled in there, while Reed was sitting strongly in second.
When leader Daniel Evans suffered an engine failure just two laps from the finish causing him to drop out, Charge was elevated to third, while Reed was in prime position to take over the lead, giving the Charge family double the reason to celebrate at the drop of the chequered flag.
Having been involved in mentoring Charge since the early days of his speedway racing introduction in Junior Quarter Midgets, Reed has played a large part in shaping Charge’s career; a fact that Charge is very grateful for.
“Matthew’s been such an influence on me throughout my career, so to finish on the podium with him was one of my new career highlights, and I can’t thank him, along with all of my family and sponsors, enough for all of their ongoing support,” expressed the Melton, Victoria-based resident.
“It was really good to come away with a podium result and it certainly helps get my confidence back following the previous weekend’s crash at Avalon Raceway.”
Following his pleasing podium result, Charge’s next appearance will be this Saturday night at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway (SA) for the fourth Eureka Garages & Sheds Series round.
Charge would like to thank his 2018-19 season sponsors: Western Nissan – Caroline Springs, Mr Electric, Wil’s Auto Melton, Velocita Premium Motorsports Apparel, Melbourne Accident Repair Centre, Australian Racing Products, Adam Brand, Reed Signs, and Event Pix Photobooth.
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