MURRAY Iwanow led from start to finish to claim his first sprintcar feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.
He won the fifth round of the 360 Power Series as part of the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings celebration, crossing the line 3.57 seconds ahead of Adrian Haywood and Ben Butcher.
The race was only a couple of seconds old when a sloppy start saw the caution lights come on – unfortunately some were slow to respond and got tangled up – with the most affected being Stephen Adley who had his top wing peeled right back and unable to continue.
When the race resumed Iwanow led from Lawson who had taken a win and a second in the two previous Motorplex feature races for 360s.
Unfortunately his perfect start to the season came to a halt after the right rear tyre exploded on the W21 and he ploughed into the turn 1-2 fence hard, elevating Ray Leonard to second, after only a handful of laps.
Butcher then raced hard with Leonard and was joined in the contest by Haywood in a great duel for the minor placings.
Butcher and Haywood both eventually got by Leonard who was then in the sights of Mitchell Wormall.
Iwanow meantime, was a class act out in front, running high and also low to get through the lapped cars and take a convincing win.
Leonard held on for fourth from Wormall, Greg Hall, Steven Ford, Jamie Landrigan, Adley and Vince Rosenthal.
Todd Davis, Paul Peet and Tom Hooper were non-starters for the feature race.
Not only did Iwanow have the perfect ending to the night, but he also had the perfect start, claiming the first heat win from Wormall, Hooper, Haywood and Adley.
Greg Hall won the second heat from Butcher, Leonard, Lawson, Landrigan and Rosenthal.
Lawson won heat three from Adley, Wormall, Ford, Hall and Butcher, while Iwanow won the final heat from Leonard, Haywood, Landrigan, Davis and Rosenthal.
Heat 1: 1st Murray Iwanow, 2nd Mitchell Wormall, 3rd Tom Hooper, 4th Adrian Haywood, 5th Stephen Adley. DNF: Ryan Lancaster and Todd Davis.
Heat 2: 1st Greg Hall, 2nd Ben Butcher, 3rd Ray Leonard, 4th Troy Lawson, 5th Jamie Landrigan, 6th Vince Rosenthal. DNF: Paul Peet and Steven Ford.
Heat 3: 1st Troy Lawson, 2nd Stephen Adley, 3rd Mitchell Wormall, 4th Steven Ford, 5th Greg Hall, 6th Ben Butcher. DNS: Tom Hooper.
Heat 4: 1st Murray Iwanow, 2nd Ray Leonard, 3rd Adrian Haywood, 4th Jamie Landrigan, 5th Todd Davis, 6th Vince Rosenthal. DNS: Ryan Lancaster and Paul Peet.
Feature: 1st Murray Iwanow, 2nd Adrian Haywood, 3rd Ben Butcher, 4th Ray Leonard, 5th Mitchell Wormall, 6th Greg Hall, 7th Steven Ford, 8th Jamie Landrigan, 9th Stephen Adley, 10th Vince Rosenthal. DNF: Troy Lawson and Todd Davis. DNS: Paul Peet and Tom Hooper.