TWO things came out of round 7 of the 360 Power Series at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday night.
Troy Lawson continues to have a consistent year behind the wheel of the 21 machine and Tom Payet proved , that despite only his second night behind the wheel of a 360 sprintcar, he can drive just about anything.
Lawson won the 20-lap final from Payet in the Sunday night show with Tom Hooper taking third.
There were some spirited battles back in the back early, particularly between Hooper and Ray Leonard
Six laps in, the race was over for Van Ryt who was chasing his second feature race victory in a row, until smoke puffed out of the 75 machine and he headed infield.
Lawson took the lead and opened up a sizeable gap – that was almost the length of the straight over Payet who had moved into second by just over mid-race distance.
The field bunched on with five laps remaining after Michael Keenslammed the fence on the main straight.
It didn’t bother Lawson who again bolted away from Payet on the restart and cruised to a comfortable win.
Payet was comfortably in second with Hooper surviving a late-race challenge from Jamie Landrigan for third.
They were followed over the line by Ray Leonard, Daniel Keen, Steve Adley and Vince Rosenthal.
Michael Keen started from P2 and won the first heat of the night from polesitter Hooper and Landrigan.
Van Ryt got off to a good start in heat two and led early to take the win from Butcher and Leonard.
Butcher started from P5 and stretched the leg on the new-look 42 in the third heat, powering on to take the win from Daniel Keen and Payet.
Van Ryt crossed the line first in the final heat but was penalised for jumping the start, relegated two spots, handing the win to Lawson from Iwanow.