THE final night of racing at the Grafton Speedway decided who finished the season as the NSW V8 Dirt Modified Champion.
A good field of 18 V8 Dirt Modifieds contested the title on Saturday night, which brought the 2010/2011 season to a close.
Sydney driver Andrew Pezzutti started from position six on the grid and moved into second behind leader Scott Cannon after passing Kevin Britten, Mick Sauer and top point scorer Jai Stephenson.
Pezzutti took Cannon on the outside to clear out over the final laps to take line honours and the NSW Championship crown.
Cannon finished second ahead of Stephenson.
Heat wins went to Scott Cannon, Jai Stephenson (two), Kevin Britten, Mick Sauer and Allan Jarvis.
It was a courageous victory in the juniors with Ryan Green holding off the leading point scorer for the season Dallas Rose.
Green survived a crash early in the race with Matthew Claydon.
Claydon’s sedan was unable to rejoin the race after being towed from the track. Mitchell Haynes came from the back of the field to get third.
Starting from the rear of the Limited Sprinters didn’t handicap V8 sprintcar driver Anthony Vanderreyden after an awesome display rounding up his rivals to take outright victory.
Brad Trussell had no answer for Vanderreyden finishing second with Will Newton third and Matt Moore completing the V8 sprintcar line-up. Bryan Cowling won the 6-cylinders from Robert Hull and Ray Scroop.
Trent Martin was up on the two right-side wheels trying to stay with the leader Aaron Ackerley in the Wingless Sprints feature.
Ackerley went onto win from Martin with David Eggins finishing third. Australian Champion Tony Brearley pegged back a big lead NSW Champion Craig Smith had in the Litre Sprints main event but the laps ran out and Smith held on for the win. Dave Rowley finished third.
An effortless win in the Stockers to Australian Champion Steven Quirk. Nick Chilcott was second and Bryce Doyle ran third.
Gary Kivela’s beautifully prepared 2-door Falcon remained unscathed during the night until he smashed the #9 sedan into the fence in the Surfers Paradise Sedans feature trying to stay with leader Ronnie Young.
Young recorded an easy win from Les Eisenmenger. Andrew Craft was placed third.
Greg Churchill won the Stockrods feature event from Jason Cassells and Ken Samway.