South Australian driver Bill Miller escaped injury in this spectacular oil fire which occurred during a heat of the National Super Sedan Series at Kingaroy last night. [Video courtesy Ash Media]
December 16, 2012
NSW driver Lachlan Onley edged out Roma’s Wayne Randall by just centimetres to win an action-packed Round 3 of the National Super Sedan Series at Kingaroy on Saturday night.
Randall’s team had pulled an all-night effort to repair their car after it suffered a broken torque link during Round 2 of the series, which was raced the night before at Gympie.
The effort appeared to be paying off as Randall led throughout much of the 35-lap feature.
However, a late-race restart caused by Darren Kane getting stranded on the fence in Lap 33 bunched up the field.
When racing resumed, Randall pulled away again but received a shunt from Victorian Mick Nicola on the second last turn, slowing both cars and allowing Onley to sneak through on the inside.
The trio were spread three-abreast – still banging panels – as they crossed the finishing line. Both Nicola and Randall ended up on the wall after the chequered flag.
This wasn’t the only excitement on the evening.
South Australian driver Bill Miller escaped unscathed from a spectacular oil fire in Heat 4 of the National Super Sedans.
Miller kept a cool head, carefully guiding his car into the infield where emergency crews quickly extinguished the flames. Miller emerged from the car to applause from the crowd.
If the racing – which also featured street sedans, junior sedans and lightning sprints – wasn’t enough for the fans, off-track there was also plenty happening.
The National Super Sedan drivers took part in an autograph session near the canteen, signing photos, caps and other memorabilia.
Santa also dropped by to hand out lollies (and we now know what Santa uses when reindeer are not available … a Mighty Boy!)
The evening was topped off by a spectacular fireworks display.
1. Lachlan Onley
2. Wayne Randall
3. Mick Nicola
1. Dave Whell
2. Peter Campbell
3. Mark Sinton
1. Tim Atkin
2. Josh Arthur
3. Steve Thomsen
1. Jayden Peacock
2. Brandon Atto
3. Steve English
(DVDs of the night are available for $25. Contact Ash Media by email)
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