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NDRC: Picture Perfect Weekend Delivers at South Coast Rumble

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Picture Perfect Weekend Delivers for NDRC Racers at South Coast Rumble

A foggy start to the morning gave way to a second day of clear skies and perfect racing conditions at South Coast Raceway. More than 120 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors made the most of the continuing brilliant conditions to put on a thrilling show at the South Coast Rumble event, part of the championship’s Western Conference.

Racers couldn’t have asked for better conditions across the weekend (for a recap of Saturday’s qualifying, click here) and at the conclusion of today’s action, the following racers took home NDRC Christmas Trees.

● Michael Jennings (Super Street)
● Taylor Horton (Junior Dragster)
● Johnny Ireland (Modified Bike)
● Joe Carbone (Super Sedan)
● Kenny Stewart (Modified Eliminator)
● Darryl Stephen (Super Gas)
● Edge Mallis (Competition Bike)
● Glenn Henley (Top Sportsman)
● Shane Baxter (Supercharged Outlaws)

Taking the runner-up honours across their respective categories were:

● Brian Keane (Super Street)
● Todd Wagner (Junior Dragster)
Michael Webb (Modified Bike)
● Scott Rouhan (Super Sedan)
● Derek Wills (Modified Eliminator)
● Jordan Spencer (Super Gas)
● Corey Scholes (Competition Bike)
● Dean Cleary (Top Sportsman)
● Brendan Carr (Supercharged Outlaws)

In Modified Bike, today’s win for Johnny ‘Hog’ Ireland has been a long time coming. The Hoppers Crossing, VIC racer has taken time away from his FASTJ Harley Davidson in the recent past, choosing to focus instead on helping son Locky with his racing aspirations.

“It has been a long time between drinks for me,” Ireland grinned.

“I hadn’t ridden for quite some time, instead putting all my effort into the Pro Stock Bike for Locky (Ireland).

“I got my licence back, and we had a bit of luck – I got a bye into the finals, and then well, winners were grinners!

“The little bike went well, it is only my street bike as we didn’t have time to prep my usual bike I run in competition.

Johnny Ireland
Johnny Ireland

“Now, we better get on with the job! We head to Mildura in a month’s time and then hopefully it will be a case of catch me if you can at the Western Conference finals at The Bend!” he enthused, while thanking Johnny’s Hog Shop, Twin Power Oil, and Joe and Cheryl for their support.

Ireland found himself lined up alongside top qualifier Michael Webb for the final, before an issue for Webb meant he was unable to start the final pass. Ireland enjoyed wins over Corey Gathercole (round one) and Jamie Dohnt in today’s racing before a bye in round three. Before issues struck, Webb enjoyed a bye in round one, before taking wins over Cheryl Beddoes and Derryn McGregor in rounds two and three.

Michael Webb
Michael Webb

In Competition Bike, top qualifier Edge Mallis found another NDRC victory following his South Coast 660 win, this time taking the victory over Corey Scholes in the final round of today’s racing action. The Moonee Ponds, VIC racer took his Sabotage Kawasaki H2R all the way to the win in the three-round Chicago Shootout format, earning his place in the final with earlier wins over Joe Khoury and Gavin Dhont, while recording a loss to Scholes from which he ultimately redeemed himself. Meanwhile, Scholes ensured his place in the final match-up with round wins over Mallis, Dohnt, and Khoury.

Edge Mallis
Edge Mallis

Also on track today was South Coast Raceway’s Street Fighter class, with George Wythe taking the win over Ronnie Johnson.

For more information about the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship and upcoming Western and Eastern Conference events, please stay tuned to ndrc.tv


Picture perfect conditions have greeted more than 120 Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship competitors as they took to the track for three rounds of qualifying at South Coast Raceway today.

Under brilliant blue skies the track was ‘on song’ for day one of the South Coast Rumble event, part of the championship’s Western Conference, allowing for a number of personal bests to be set across the day in preparation for Sunday’s (4 February) racing.

At the close of the qualifying sessions today it was the following racers who claimed the top qualifying honours for their respective brackets.

● Malcolm Todd (Super Street)
● Luca Lamattina (Junior Dragster)
● Kenny Stewart (Modified Eliminator)
● Michael Webb (Modified Bike)
● Tony Miskelly (Super Sedan)
● Des Woolstencroft (Super Gas)
● Edge Mallis (Competition Bike)
● Dean Cleary (Top Sportsman)
● Doina Day (Supercharged Outlaws)

Sunday’s South Coast Rumble racing program will commence at 10.00am, with the finals scheduled to hit the track from approximately 2.20pm local time. For more information, visit www.southcoastraceway.com.au

For more information about the NDRC, please visit www.ndrc.tv

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