Kiona crowned NSW Street Stock champion
MEDIA RELEASE: Aaron Barnes’ despair turned into Kiona Sunerton’s delight as the Newcastle Mum of two was crowned the 2015 NSW Street Stocker Championship at Valvoline Raceway.
Barnes, who was the defending NSW Champion, actually crossed the line first in the Championship main event but an engine discrepancy in post-race scrutineering saw him disqualified and a delighted Sunerton awarded the win.
Kiona’s younger brother John Lodge Jr was the man who looked to be headed to victory lane but his beloved Falcon spewed radiator coolant and he spun in his own fluid ruling him out of contention.
Following Sunerton home for an eventual second place was Ian Harris ahead of Darren Quinn filling out the final step on the podium.
Shane Carlson finished fourth ahead of Phil Clarke in fifth, Jay Davey sixth, Matt James seventh, Troy Dawes eighth, Michael Rogers ninth and Shane McPhee rounding out the top ten.
Legend Car hard charger Brad Giffen scored the main event win over Marulan seventeen year old Braydan Willmington in second place and Glen Philpott third.
Brett Morris finished fourth, Glenn Mitchell fifth, Nathan Camilleri sixth, Linden Martin seventh, Scott Keane eighth, Liam Heaton ninth and Dan Morris making his debut to finish tenth.
The Late Model main event was won by Central Coast hard charger Ryan Fenech over Darryl Grimson in the borrowed Bruce McKenzie entry for second and Ben Nicastri placing third.
Nathan Disney just missed the podium to finish fourth over Clayton Pyne in fifth and Jess Cassidy sixth.
Michael Hickey finished seventh over Robert Carrig, Brad Goman and Katelyn Hickey tenth with Blake Lutiger one spot behind as the last scored finisher.
The next event to be held at Valvoline Raceway is next Saturday night, November 14 with the next round of the USC NSW that also features the annual Sid Hopping Shootout.