Clarke takes out Golden Helmet Series
SPEEDWAY: Max Clarke had no idea how much he had won by in the IBRP Golden Helmet Series.
The Grafton driver led the modified sedan feature final from the start at Kingaroy, but it was not his ideal place to start.
"That's the worst thing about being in front, you don't know what's happening behind you," Clarke said.
For most of the race Clarke was pressured by Kings Royal winner Gavin Fletcher in a fast and furious battle for the lead.
"It was the longest 25 laps I've done," Clarke said.
All Clarke had to rely on was his ears and peripheral vision to work out where Ipswich's Fletcher was.
"It's always a bit of a mental game," he said.
Clarke was able to hold the lead through the tough opening laps as the big field of drivers looked for a way passed.
As the laps wore on more and more drivers could not carry on through mechanical issues.
Fletcher was one of the drivers who burned out in the last few laps and was forced to make his way into the middle oval as smoke started to rise from his engine.
This win placed Clarke in good contention for the Modified Sedan Australian Championship to be held in Lismore over the Anzac weekend.