Rohan Tungate has taken out the second round of the Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship in a tight battle in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Albury Wodonga Speedway last night.
With rain up until mid-afternoon and heavy smoke from the Gippsland and North East bush fires in the air, riders were confident of a good track set-up.
Albury Wodonga Speedway Club didn’t disappointment with a track set up for fast close racing.
The fastest four of the night – Rohan Tungate, Jaimon Lidsey, Max Fricke and Jack Holder, battled strongly in the final, but it was Tungate who managed to jump into the lead and stay there, after a restart following a fall in turn one from Lidsey.
Following the restart Lidsey, Fricke and Holder were left to battle for second, third and fourth.
The Holder Brothers, Chris and Jack, as well as Max Fricke look fast early on in the evening, but it was Tungate who blew an engine and bent his bike earlier in the evening, that pulled off the win when it mattered.
“I got there in the end, it was hard work for me and the mechanics, now onto Undera,” said an exhausted Tungate after the victory.
“It’s a nice reward to come back and get the win after such a bad and unlucky meeting for me, but we got first position and I’ll take that as a positive.”
Riders now move onto Undera Speedway for round three Tuesday, September 7, for the Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship.
Special congratulations to the enthusiastic crowd who raised more than $1300 for the CFA Bushfire Appeal.
|Semi 1||Pts||Semi 2||Pts||Final||Pts|
|C Holder||1||B Kurtz||0||R Tungate||3|
|J Lidsay||3||M Fricke||3||J Lidsay||2|
|S Masters||0||J Holder||2||M Fricke||1|
|R Tungate||2||J Pickering||1||J Holder||0|