Mark Lincoln has been named Victorian AMCA champion after winning the feature race on Saturday night.
About 350 speedway fans descended on Kalkee’s Blue Ribbon Raceway to witness the running of the 2015 AMCA Victorian Title. The race meeting drew 25 of the best AMCA drivers from across Australia to battle it out for the title.
Kilmore man, Mark Lincoln was unstoppable all night, winning all three of his qualifying heats. Mark and his car were both in-tune with the Kalkee track, so much, that during the second heat he was a clear half lap in front of the second placeholder.
Finishing the title race not too far behind Mark was Vic 24, Darren McCarthy. Darren had shown consistency all night finishing his heat races with a 1st, 2nd and a 3rd. Queenslander Matt Hardy was also rewarded for his efforts, taking 3rd position in the title race.
Racing was constant throughout the evening with minimal stoppages during the heat races. The AMCA Title race had only one stoppage at lap 20 of 30.
The Les McMaster Memorial, for the Limited Sportsman class, provided some close racing with drivers from Victoria and South Australia being represented.
Minyip man Adam McKenzie showed his competitors that he was a force to be reckoned with early in the evening, as he regularly found himself at the front of the field battling it out with Mark McDonald. Horsham driver Adrian Christian, who had finished mid field during his heat races, finished third in the feature race.
In the support classes, Kathryn Wilken and Richard Bansemer tied with the same amount of points from the Street Stock heat races. Luke James who is known for being out in front of the field, lead from the start of the third race, only to have Richard Bansemer snatch it from him in the last corner as they contested with lapped traffic.
In the ASCF Open Sedans, the visiting Production Sedans had a hard time keeping up with local 3 Litre Sedans. Horsham drivers Graham Gerlach and Steve Ellis battled it out at the front of the field in every heat race of the evening. The new 3 Litre driver Mark Both from Horsham, was very satisfied with his efforts earning two 3rd positions.
Horsham Motor Sports Club looks forward to hosting another title on the 11th of April. This time it will be for the Victorian Limited Sportsman. Also featuring on the night will be the Blue Ribbon Street Stock 1000 with $1000 prize money for the winner.