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Genev stampedes to win

Aidan SkrahaManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Driver Izzac Delaporte rides over top of Jhye Kent in the Junior Sedans race.
Camera IconDriver Izzac Delaporte rides over top of Jhye Kent in the Junior Sedans race. Credit: Driver Izzac Delaporte rides over top of Jhye Kent in the Junior Sedans race. Pictures: Aidan Skraha and Jon Gall, Aidan Skraha and Jon Gall

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.

Drivers Peter Herbert, who claimed second place in the 2017 Quit Stock Stampede, with winner Ethan Genev and third place recipient Wayne Thomson.
Camera IconDrivers Peter Herbert, who claimed second place in the 2017 Quit Stock Stampede, with winner Ethan Genev and third place recipient Wayne Thomson. Credit: Drivers Peter Herbert, who claimed second place in the 2017 Quit Stock Stampede, with winner Ethan Genev and third place recipi, Aidan Skraha and Jon Gall

Herbert led for the opening few laps, before Genev moved past Thomson into second place and began to challenge.

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The pair ran side by side for the race lead, before Genev gained the ascendancy at the midway point.

Quit Street Stock Stampede winner Ethan Genev in action.
Camera IconQuit Street Stock Stampede winner Ethan Genev in action. Credit: Quit Street Stock Stampede winner Ethan Genev in action. Pictures: Aidan Skraha and Jon Gall, Aidan Skraha and Jon Gall
Quit Street Stock Stampede winner Ethan Genev in action.
Camera IconQuit Street Stock Stampede winner Ethan Genev in action. Credit: Quit Street Stock Stampede winner Ethan Genev in action. Pictures: Aidan Skraha and Jon Gall, Aidan Skraha and Jon Gall

With five laps remaining, Herbert tried valiantly to find a way past the leader.

Driver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event.
Camera IconDriver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event. Credit: Driver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event. Picture: Aidan Skraha., Aidan Skraha.
Driver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event.
Camera IconDriver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event. Credit: Driver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event. Picture: Aidan Skraha., Aidan Skraha.
Driver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event.
Camera IconDriver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event. Credit: Driver Lance Beaver hits the wall in the Super Mods event. Picture: Aidan Skraha., Aidan Skraha.
Drivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event.
Camera IconDrivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event. Credit: Drivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event.
Drivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event.
Camera IconDrivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event. Credit: Drivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event.

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.

Drivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event.
Camera IconDrivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event. Credit: Drivers Nathan Carter and Jaymee park collided on night two of the weekend speedway event.

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.

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