Jason Kendrick led from start to finish to claim the fourth and final round of the Wormall Civil USA v WA Sprintcar Speedweek at the Perth Motorplex on Sunday night.
He won the 30-lap final from American Dominic Scelzi, Trent Pigdon, Brad Maiolo and the second American – Brian Brown.
Kendrick won two of the four Speedweek feature races, but it was Cameron Gessner, who won the other two feature races, who won the overall Speedweek crown.
In the final Kendrick got the jump from Scelzi and Maiolo with cars jockeying for positions in the early laps.
Ryan Lancaster, who started from P16 in his first race back for the season, had an off early on and rejoined the field – albeit a long way back.
Scott Chatwin, who returned with another car after heavily destroying one in a sickening crash in Bunbury two nights earlier, spun around on lap four for the only restart of the race.
David Priolo, who started from P4, spun and pulled infield on lap 9.
Midway through the race Scelzi closed in on Kendrick in traffic but it was short-lived with Kendrick then gaining an advantage as they worked their way through more cars.
Pigdon, who has not raced much this season and started from P7, moved into third over Maiolo on on lap 15 – at the same time as other good battles were held further down the order – including one between Ben Ellement and Taylor Milling.
Unfortunately for Milling it counted for little as his left rear tyre exploded on lap 21 and he managed to limp the #25 machine to the infield and out of harm’s way.
Mitchell Wormall, who started from P10, hit the fence on the last lap and was a DNF.
Qualifying Brian Brown 14.007, Jason Kendrick 14.118, Trent Pigdon 14.228, David Priolo 14.250, Cameron Gessner 14.310, Brad Maiolo 14.320, Dominic Scelzi 14.392, Ben Ellement 14.405, James Inglis 14.487, Taylor Milling 14.525, Kye Scroop 14.556. Danny Porter 14.685, Mitchell Wormall 14.805, Lee Redmond14.952, Brodie Minchin 15.069, Ryan Lancaster 15.283, Scott Chatwin 15.394.
Heat 1: 1st Brian Brown, 2nd Cameron Gessner, 3rd Trent Pigdon, 4th Dominic Scelzi, 5th Kye Scroop, 6thMitchell Wormall, 7th James Inglis, 8th Brodie Minchin, 9th Scott Chatwin.
Heat 2: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Bradley Maiolo, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Taylor Milling, 6thLee Redmond, 7th Danny Porter, 8th Ryan Lancaster.
Heat 3: 1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Danny Porter, 3rd James Inglis, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Brian Brown, 6thDavid Priolo, 7th Cameron Gessner, 8th Ryan Lancaster, Scott Chatwin.
Heat 4: 1st Taylor Milling, 2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Dominic Scelzi, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Lee Redmond, 6thKye Scroop, 7th Trent Pigdon, 8th Brodie Minchin.
Feature: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Dominic Scelzi, 3rd Trent Pigdon, 4th Bradley Maiolo, 5th Brian Brown, 6thCameron Gessner, 7th Ben Ellement, 8th James Inglis, 9th Brodie Minchin, 10th Ryan Lancaster, 11th Kye Scroop, 12th Danny Porter, 13th Lee Redmond, 14th Scott Chatwin. DNF: Mitchell Wormall, Taylor Milling and David Priolo.
He was clearly the fastest car in the field with a best lap of 13.370 seconds being too strong for the rest of the pack.
Keen jumped to the front early was never challenged in the final, pulling away from the field in lapped traffic.
Landrigan started from P7 and moved forward after getting a good start.
Keen came out of P8 and also looked very fast in the latter stages of the final, producing a fast 13.623 second lap.
Ben Van Ryt started on pole and lost ground early to finish fourth while Kaiden Manders, who started from P4, was fifth.
Tom Hooper finished sixth after started from P5, while Daniel Salter took seventh after starting way back in P13.
Murray Iwanow flipped the 48 machine on the back straight on lap five for the only red light stop of the race.
Ben Ellement, who was doing double duty in two different divisions on the night and started from P2 for the final, was out of the contest on lap 10.
Heat 1: 1st Ben Van Ryt, 2nd Daniel Keen, 3rd Tom Hooper, 4th Murray Iwanow, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6thDaniel Salter, 7th Adrian Haywood. DNF: Michael Gronow. DNS: Fergie Donaldson.
Heat 2: 1st Ben Ellement, 2nd Michael Keen, 3rd Jamie Landrigan, 4th Steven Ford, 5th Todd Davis, 6th Paul Peet, 7th Gavin Davis, 8th Corey Gilpin. DNF: Phil Waters.
Heat 3: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Tom Hooper, 3rd Todd Davis, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Jamie Landrigan, 6thDaniel Keen, 7th Murray Iwanow, 8th Phil Waters. DNS: Fergie Donaldson.
Heat 4: 1st Ben Van Ryt, 2nd Adrian Haywood, 3rd Paul Peet, 4th Corey Gilpin, 5th Steven Ford. DNF: Michael Keen, Daniel Salter, Michael Gronow. DNS: Gavin Davis.
Feature: 1st Daniel Keen, 2nd Jamie Landrigan, 3rd Michael Keen, 4th Ben Van Ryt, 5th Kaiden Manders, 6thTom Hooper, 7th Daniel Salter, 8th Adrian Haywood, 9th Todd Davis, 10th Paul Peet, 11th Steven Ford, 12thPhil Waters, 13th Corey Gilpin. DNF: Ben Ellement, Michael Gronow, Gavin Davis, Murray Iwanow. DNS: Fergie Donaldson.
He won the first heat race and was fourth in his next outing to earn a front-row start for the 15-lap final.
In the main event McDiarmid was never challenged to win by more than five seconds from Ben Migro, Mick Doble, Anthony Gaudio and Paul Feidler.
Migro came out of P3 while Doble came out of P2.
Heat 1: 1st Marshall McDiarmid, 2nd Anthony Gaudio, 3rd Tim Davis, 4th Mick Doble, 5th Grant Atkinson, 6thRoss Atkinson, 7th Keven Grant, 8th Tahni Doble, 9th Ron Burgess, 10th Paul Feidler. DNF: Steven Kendall.
Heat 2: 1st Sean Zemunik, 2nd Anthony Dye, 3rd Ben Migro, 4th Marshall McDiarmid, 5th Steven Kendall, 6thTahni Doble, 7th Mark Williamson, 8th Shane Feidler, 9th Anthony Guadio. DNF: Grant Atkinson and Glen Dickinson.
Heat 3: 1st Mick Doble, 2nd Ben Migro, 3rd Paul Feidler, 4th Shane Feidler, 5th Anthony Dye, 6th Mark Williamson, 7th Keven Grant. DNF: Ross Atkinson, Sean Zemunik and Ron Burgess. DNS: Glen Dickinson.
Feature: 1st Marshall McDiarmid, 2nd Ben Migro, 3rd Mick Doble, 4th Anthony Gaudio, 5th Paul Feidler, 6thTim Davis, 7th Grant Atkinson, 8th Tahni Doble, 9th Mark Williamson, 10th Keven Grant. DNF: Ron Burgess, Anthony Dye, Shane Feidler, Steven Kendall. DNS: Glen Dickinson, Sean Zemunik and Ross Atkinson.
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He won the 20-lap final by more than five seconds over Chris Dymock, Luke Nardini, Jamie Nardini and Troy Johnson.
The first four started on the first two rows with Johnson charging through from P10.
Carstairs and Jamie Nardini were the earlier heat race winners.
Heat 1: 1st Jamie Nardini, 2nd Cameron McKenzie, 3rd Craig Bottrell, 4th Luke Nardini, 5th Brent Lockwood, 6th Glenn Carstairs, 7th Chris Dymock, 8th Brock Nanovich, 9th Troy Johnson 10th David Carstairs, 11th Gavin Connelly, 12th Matt Brown, 13th Jamie Pages, 14th Brendon Marshmann, 15th Nathan Walt.
Heat 2: 1st Glenn Carstairs, 2nd Chris Dymock, 3rd Matt Brown, 4th Jamie Pages, 5th Brock Nanovich, 6thLuke Nardini, 7th Troy Johnson, 8th Brent Lockwood, 9th Jamie Nardini, 10th Cameron McKenzie, 11th Craig Bottrell, 12th Gavin Connelly, 13th Brendon Marshman, 14th Jeff Ross, 15th Nathan Walton, 16th David Carstairs, 17th Anton Porro. DNS: Joanne Filgate.
Feature: 1st Glenn Carstairs, 2nd Chris Dymock, 3rd Luke Nardini, 4th Jamie Nardini, 5th Troy Johnson, 6thCameron McKenzie, 7th Brent Lockwood, 8th Craig Bottrell, 9th Jamie Pages, 10th Jeff Ross, 11th Gavin Connelly, 12th David Carstairs, 13th Nathan Walton, 14th Anton Porro. DNF Brock Nanovich, Brendon Marshmann. DNS: Joanne Filgate and Matt Brown.