Hall wins AMCA Nationals title
WITH the skill and guile of an assassin, Stuart Hall snuck into enemy territory and stole one of their most precious speedway crowns.
One of only three New South Welshmen at Queensland’s AMCA Nationals Championship, Grafton’s Hall drove away with the main title – and left the hosts’ fans in shock.
After three successive feature victories at Grafton and Lismore over the Easter weekend, no victory was more impressive than his win at Brisbane International Speedway on Saturday night.
There was also one Northern Territory competitor sandwiched in among a field of 28 Queensland-registered drivers.
After three heats and a B-Main the 20-car field was decided.
Queensland’s Andrew Wedd was top pointscorer, while Hall started alongside Wedd in position two and Grafton’s Tony Blanch in position three.
Nick Stubbs (Coffs Harbour) still managed to qualify in position 12 after missing out on his third heat having to replace the steering box.
There were plenty of crashes with only six drivers finishing the championship and on every restart Hall managed to create a small buffer over his nearest rival Wedd.
It wasn’t until the last few laps when Wedd faltered allowing Steve Potts to move into second position with Andrew Robinson following Potts through to take third and leaving Wedd without a podium finish.
Hall led from the first complete restart for a well-deserved win after having a very successful season so far with wins at Grafton and Lismore.
This was Hall’s second state title win after winning a NSW AMCA Nationals title at Lismore.