Collie’s Ethan Genev had a night to remember, winning the 2017 Quit Street Stock Stampede at Southern Forest Machinery Raceway in Manjimup over the New Year’s long weekend.
In front of a big crowd, Genev started from the second row in the 20-lap main event, with Peter Herbert of Albany and Bunbury’s Wayne Thomson sharing the front row.
Herbert led for the opening few laps, before Genev moved past Thomson into second place and began to challenge.
The pair ran side by side for the race lead, before Genev gained the ascendancy at the midway point.
With five laps remaining, Herbert tried valiantly to find a way past the leader.
Junior Sedans were marred by an almighty crash at turns three and four during heat three, where Jhye Kent barrel rolled and Izzac Delaporte rode over the top of him in spectacular fashion.
Both drivers were OK, although the cars sustained heavy damage and took no further part in the meeting.
In the Wingless Sprints, Australian Champion Daniel Hartigan took the chequered flag, while in the Super Mods Darren Ahearn defeated a big field of 20 cars to take top honours.
A healthy field of Production Sedans battled it out with Manjimup’s Drew Ogle being the eventual winner.