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Hard racing as Border Motorsport Season begins

Report & Photos By Peter Taylor

The 2020 Border motorsport season started on Saturday in perfect racing weather and race fans were treated to some close exciting racing. Any cobwebs of the off season were soon dusted off as the drivers got down to some hard racing.

Unfortunately, the season did not start well for Shaun Gradwell and it seemed if his bad luck from last season followed him into the new season as he ran crank bearings during qualifying which put him out for the day, hopefully things will change for the next round on the 4th of April. Another casualty during qualifying was the Big Joe Racing car who lost the gearbox putting them out as well.

One of the attractions for the day was the McLaren driven by Chasen Bright who if it was not for spinning out in the second heat would have easily taken overall honors for the day. The power of this car was clearly shown in the last heat when he started at the back of the grid and blew his way through the field to finish first a long way ahead of the rest of the field. This class, the Modified cars was won by Dean Ball.

The Unlimited superbike class was won by Jason Lamb who was to good for the rest of the field once again. There was however a titanic battle for second and third place with Chris Webster taken 2nd and Bradley Rehse taking 3rd.

In the Historic Saloon cars it was business as usual with Danian Staffan winning in his Ford Capri. There was an emotional moment after the first heat of the Historic Saloon when the Gudmanz Racing team paid tribute to Denzil Gudmanz with a memorial lap in his honor by their race cars.

All in all it was a very good days racing and if this is what race fans can expect this season it will be a good one. See you on the 4th of April for round two.


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