Dubbo City Speedway was fortunate to host two State titles at the weekend, resulting in one of the biggest crowd of spectators yet seen at its Obley Road headquarters.
Topping the bill were the NSW GP midget and NSW modified production titles, with support from the ever-popular V8 super sedans and the junior sedans.
A fairly high rate of attrition in the action-packed 20-lap GP midget feature resulted in only five cars remaining to take the chequered flag.
The win went to Glen Shaw with Andrew Stevens and Brett Matherson filling second and third respectively.
Shaw had been running second spot for much of the race and made his big move to the head of the pack only a few laps from home.
The GP midget ‘big loss’ of the night went to the defending NSW champion Justin Coulton.
Coulton when he came to rest was upside down against the wall, minus his front wheels, after a wild tumble.
Fortunately, the damage was limited to the car only and the driver climbed out unhurt, to the cheers of the crowd.
There was just as much action in the 35-lap modified production feature race.
More than 30 cars lined up and fought it out with hard, close racing and numerous cautions brought out.
After already winning two of the heats, Peter Lack was the winner of the feature in his VT Commodore, which added the NSW title to his current Australian crown.
Following Lack across the finish line were Jason Jolley in second place and Gavin Fletcher third.
Despite a small field of six cars, the always-fast, always-spectacular V8 Super Sedans put on a great show for the crowd, with the on-going battle for local supremacy between Frank Cross and 20-year-old son Jeremy being waged again.
This time it was Frank who won the 20-lap feature with Jeremy coming home second and Frank Armstrong filling third. All three drivers had earlier won one heat each.
James Kardell took out the 15-lap junior sedan feature ahead of Chris Blyton and Craig Orchard.
Rising young local driver Krystal Haines had a scary moment when her Cortina got sideways and rolled but fortunately landed on its wheels.
Haines emerged with a few aches and pains and more hurt pride than anything else.
The next meeting to be held at Dubbo will be on February 12 and the next Gilgandra meeting is on this Saturday.
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