Some of the AMCA action at Grafton Speedway on Saturday night. Photo: Tony Powell
Some of the AMCA action at Grafton Speedway on Saturday night. Photo: Tony Powell

Stubbs takes out chequered flag with calculated race plan

NICK Stubbs took out the Andrew Walker Memorial for AMCA Sedans at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway last Saturday night.

Stubbs was always the man to beat as he led Zac MacDonald and Tim Gamble to the chequered flag.

Stubbs drove a calculated race over the 20-lap distance and worked his way to the lead after 10 laps were completed.

From that point he was never headed and raced to a deserving victory. Current New South Wales Champion Shane Newstead was one of the pre-race favourites and in the initial part of the final his race had gone according to plan and he looked strong.

After Newstead started near the front of the field he was always in striking distance of the front runners, however Newstead lost all chance of victory when he spun and was sent to the rear of the field at the restart.

Meanwhile Aaron Ackerley continues his good form this season after he posted another feature race win in the Wingless Sprintcar division.

Ackerley has found a spot for himself on the podium in main events not only at the Grafton venue, but also Lismore Speedway during the 2012/13 season.

Other main event winners on the night were: Matt Binder (Street Stocks), David Mortimer (LTD Sedans), Ryan Green (Junior Sedans) and Andrew Plim (Four Cylinder Sedans.

The Monster Trucks were also a major attraction and their spectacular wheel-standing antics thrilled the crowd.

Promoter David Lander was delighted with Saturday night's attendance figure and his past three Grafton fixtures have produced very impressive crowds.

There will now be a break of four weeks before the next race meeting at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway on February 16.

That will be one of the major events of the season with the running of the Australian Street Stock Championship with a record number of entries expected.



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