Goodyear claims the Australian Open


Jock Goodyear in victory lane at Archerfield Speedway. (photographs by Goodyer Racing)

Tasmanian Jock Goodyer has gained a $20,000 winner’s verify to be the winner of the twenty fifth Nationwide Open Motorsport Championship at Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane on January 14.

Goodyear, driving the No. 22 Platinum Prints, was the beneficiary of a showdown between native champion Lachlan McHugh (Lee Smith Yachting/Western Truck Group) and California customer Carson Macedo (Dyson Motorsports) after they have been battling for the lead with two laps left within the race. 50 lap benefit.

McHugh recovered from the chase, ending an agonizing 0.187 seconds behind the winner.

Cole Macedo (Mozzie Motorsport/Reston Enterprises) ensured the household’s illustration on the rostrum, going from ninth on the grid to 3rd, forward of Matt Dumesny (Valvoline) and Younger Texan Chase Randall (EZ Print/Extremely Shields), who at one stage was As excessive as fourth place.

Carson Macedo continued to take the factors lead all evening, however a penalty shootout decided McHugh and Goodyear began on the entrance row, forward of himself and Oldfield (Superior Mobility/BK Buying and selling).

McHugh led Goodyear from the flag within the closing till Macedo handed first the Tasmanian after which the Queenslander with eight rinks remaining. Randall was transferring the sphere, as was Cole Macedo for a chaotic previous few laps.

Three laps from the top, McHugh reclaimed the lead. At flip 1 of lap 49, Macedo tried an inside go however he drifted up the monitor, sending McHugh into the wall. Macedo went right down to the rear on the restart, and McHugh missed catching Goodyear on a frantic closing rush to the end.

The Australian Open Sprintcar Championship was the second occasion within the New South Wales-Queensland Collection after early rounds scheduled at Jap Creek Speedway have been canceled as a consequence of rain.

Reigning Nationwide Champion, Marcus Domnysny, driving the acquainted Valvoline Australia automotive no. One automotive survived an accident-prone benefit to assert the $5,000 winner’s verify on the earlier occasion on January eleventh. And at Archerfield, Dumesny gained the Australian title in 2022.

Dumesny led his crew’s Brock Hallett (JW Racing) forward of first American finisher Justin Sanders (Motorguard Motorsports). The one different drivers to complete the unranked characteristic have been Ryan Newton, Brock Tatnell, Stephen Traces, Luke McHugh, Matthew Dumesny, Carson Macedo and Michael Saller.

Poulsitter Jimmy Vail and Jock Goodyear have been the quickest qualifiers among the many many casualties, with Carson Macedo despatched to the again of the sphere for sending veal into the wall.

Macedo tops the primary evening

The American returned to the Brisbane Oval two nights in a while January 13 for a powerful show of open-wheel driving on the pre-night Nationwide Dash Automobile Open assembly.

In distinction to the complicated and irritating qualifying system used on the opening meet two nights earlier, the normal format with a mirrored warmth racing grid produced an evening of aggressive racing and desirability.

After the eight qualifiers, Carson Macedo and Luke Oldfield crammed out the entrance row of the grid for the ultimate 25 laps. Displaying a superior tempo, the 2 pulled away from the remainder of the sphere, led by Lachlan McHugh and Matt Dumesny.

Again on the sphere, Matt’s brother Marcus was launching a spirited assault throughout the sphere, rounding up Jimmy Phil, Stephen Traces, Justin Sanders and Jock Goodyear.

Solely steadfast Sanders and Cole Macedo on the first activate lap 21 stopped an uninterrupted race. Carson Macedo raced clear on the restart to assert the benefit on preliminary evening – his second at Archerfield this summer season.

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