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Brett Milburn takes the Eureka Series R9 feature win on his way to a possible third Eureka Series Champoinship


Milburn Takes Eureka Series Win and Extends Points Lead
Author : Ian Vale

Brett Milburn took his first Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series feature win this season at Western Speedway Hamilton last night which also helped him extend his Series points lead over the luckless Jordyn Charge.

Engine Starts and time trails started the night’s action on a very well prepared racing surface that was not be touched all night long and produced great racing throughout the night.

But it was not all god news for one driver, Jordyn Charge experienced engine dramas at engines start that would put him out for the night.

With time trials over it was down to business for the qualifying heats, with the track in top condition a few drivers were caught out with the good drive, Chris Solomon was one of those drivers. In his first heat race Chris pulled a big wheel stand that would see him hit the turn one wall on the race start that saw significant damage to his chassis that would not allow him to race competitively during the rest of the night’s action.

Grant Stansfield topped the points table heading into the Eureka Garages & Sheds A Main to give him pole position with Brett Milburn lined up alongside on the front row. With the A main order set it was Adam King and Peter Doukas on row two, Tim Hutchins and Ryan Davis on row three followed by Dennis Jones, Scott Enderl, Charles Hunter, Brayden Parr, Terry Rankin, Sam Wren and the last chance qualifiers of Mark Carlin, Daniel Pestka, Stephen Spark, David Donegan, Leigh Mugavin and Rod Matthews.

Grant Stansfield took the lead going into turn one at the drop of the green flag to lead Milburn, King, Doukas, Davis and Hutchins in the early stages of the race. Milburn was keeping in close proximity of Stansfield but Stansfield looked to have good car speed as the leaders headed into lapped traffic seven laps in that allowed Milburn to close the gap and find a way past Stansfield to take the race lead.

Further back Doukas and King were chasing the leaders down but lapped traffic was playing a part in the race with the top four drivers gaps closing then opening up again when a caution on the track came on for two drivers that spun in turn one and at the same time Matthews hit the turn four wall and was out of the race.

Back under way and Milburn was now in clear control over Stansfield who had Doukas all over him the take second place at just over one third distance before the red lights were on for Spark who had rolled in turn two. With all cars coming to stop the VA22 car of Mugavin had an exhaust fire that saw it but down his right rear tire to end his race along with Spark.

Milburn got a good jump on the restart to lead Doukas leaving King and Stansfield to fight it out for third place, now back in the field both Parr and Pestka were moving thru the field, Parr was up to fifth place after starting from P10 while Pestka was into eighth place from his fourteenth starting spot.

As the laps ran down the leaders were back into lapped traffic, Doukas was looking strong and was in striking distance of Milburn. Any small mistake and Doukas would be thru but Milburn didn’t give Doukas that chance and went on to take his first Eureka Series feature of the season to defeat Doukas by just over 0.384 of a second. Stansfield took third place with King only half a second back in fourth, Parr finish in fifth place while Jones rounded out the top six.

Rounding out the race finishers from seventh place back were Hunter, Pestka, Rankin, Carlin, Wren, Donegan, Davis and Enderl.

Heat winners on the night were S11 Scott Enderl, V48 Adam King, V68 Brett Milburn, V19 Sam Wren, V95 Ryan Davis, and V32 Stephen Spark.

Top six drivers to transfer from the B Main to the Eureka Garages & Sheds A Main were VA12 Mark Carlin, S27 Daniel Pestka, V32 Stephen Spark, VA75 David Donegan, VA22 Leigh Mugavin & V9 Rod Matthews.

A full list of the placing can be viewed on the SRA web site results page at www.sravic.com

The next round of Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series is scheduled for Heartland Raceway Echuca / Moama on Saturday the 22-02-2020 for round ten.

Eureka Garages and Sheds Series nightly contingency awards:

AVALON RACEWAY DRIVERS DRAW: ($50) – V73 Charles Hunter
HOOSIER TIRE AUSTRALIA: 11th Place in the A Main at Each round.
11th V19 Sam Wren.
D&F RACING PRODUCTS: Hard luck of the night – V83 Chris Solomon.
C & H TRUCKING: Top Points Scorer ($100) – VA88 Grant Stansfield.
STEELPIPES PTY LTD: 1st competitor not to transfer from B to A-Main ($100) –
V57 Troy Hose.
MR ELECTRIC – Winner of the B Main ($250) – VA12 Mark Carlin.
End of Series awards:
Eureka Garages & Sheds major sponsor of the Series overall prize money Poole.
C & H Trucking sponsor in the top ten award.
Award – Random draw at the Presentation Dinner.
Camden Neon Signs – sponsors of the Series Prize Poole + in the top ten award.
Hoosier Tire Australia – sponsors of the Series Prize Poole.
Western Nissan - for drivers finishing between 11th and 20th place in the Series. Random draw at the Presentation Dinner $1500 to the winner.
Lumbar Transport - End of Series most heat wins – V73 Charles Hunter & V68 Brett Milburn (4 wins each).
Western Nissan - most cars passed in the A-Main on the night,
S27 Daniel Pestka (6 cars)
(End of series award) Most cars passed overall – VA29 Terry Rankin (35 cars)
ELIMINATOR RACE WINGS – for the driver that transfers the most from the B Main to the A Main event the most. Overall, VA29 Terry Rankin, VA88 Grant Stansfield (4 Times)
(In the event of a tie the driver with the most points in the Series wins)
PARR MOTORSPORTS –Drivers Driver award as voted on by the drivers in the Series. (End of Series award)

Eureka Garages and Sheds Series – Indy Race Parts Top 10:
1st – Brett Milburn - 3105
2nd – Jordyn Charge - 2527
3rd – Grant Stanfield - 2509
4th – Chris Solomon – 2407
5th – Bobby Daly – 2375
6th – Brayden Parr – 2351
7th – Charles Hunter – 2344
8th – Terry Rankin – 2287
9th – Dennis Jones - 2051
10th – Mark Carlin – 1979

Western Nissan
(End of Series random draw between 11th & 20th place)
11th – Corey McCullagh – 1825
12th – Grant Anderson – 1805
13th – Ryan Davis – 1756
14th – Jye Okeeffe - 1744
15th – Peter Doukas – 1724
16th – Sam Wren – 1709
17th – Adam King - 1487
18th – Stephen Spark - 1393
19th – Paul Solomon - 1342
20th – Eddie Lumbar – 1276

For a full list of all the 2019-2020 SRA of Vic Race dates go to www.sravic.com

The Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria thank the following Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series and season sponsors:

EUREKA GARAGES & SHEDS, WESTERN NISSAN, MAX DUMESNY MOTORSPORT, HOOSIER TIRE AUSTRALIA, CAMDEN SINGAGE & BUILDING SERVICES, C & H TRUCKING, PARR MOTORSPORTS, STEELPIPES AUSTALIA, LUMBAR’S TRANSPORT, AVALON RACEWAY, MR ELECTRIC, D&F RACING PRODUCTS, ELIMINATOR RACE WINGS, COREY GIBSON PHOTOGRAPHY, MAXAM PRINTING, SPRINTCARWORLD.

Eureka Garages & Sheds www.eurekagarages.com.au
Western Nissan www.westernnissan.com.au
Hoosier Tires Australia www.mdmotorsport.com.au
Camden Signage & Building Services www.camdenneon.com.au
Steelpipes Pty Ltd www.steelpipes.com.au
Lumbars Transport www.lumbars.com.au
Eliminator Race Wings www.crossmotorsport.com
Mr Electric www.mrelectric.com.au
Parr Motorsports www.parrmotorsport.com
Avalon Raceway www.avalonraceway.com.au
Corey Gibson Photography www.gibsonphotography.com.au
Sprintcarworld www.sprintcarworld.com.au
Maxam Printing www.maxamprinting.com.au
C & H Trucking



 
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