Gessner Grabs Gold At Collie

Sunday December 16, 2013. | Ken Brown |

Defending AHG Sprintcar Series Champion Cameron Gessner has raced to victory in the Coal Miners Cup held at the Quit Collie Speedway on Saturday evening.

Gessner started from the pole position and led throughout the A Main.

He crossed the line in front of Trent Pigdon and Jamie Maiolo.

Callum Williamson finished fourth ahead of Lee Nash, Cale Sotiroff, Sheldon Brady and Jason Pryde.

Drivers who failed to complete the distance were Jason Kendrick, Kye Scroop, Bradley Maiolo, Damian Blacka, Ryan Lancaster and David Scofield.

Five drivers played their "Joker" cards on the night - Jason Pryde, Sheldon Brady, Callum Williamson, Cale Sotiroff and Ryan Lancaster.

The seventh round of the series saw some shuffling of the deck with the absence of series leader Luke Dillon (SA), Daniel Harding (3rd), Carl Dowling (4th) and David Priolo (10th).

Dillon still leads the way - but with a narrow 2 point advantage over Gessner.

Pryde jumps up to third in the standings followed by Sotiroff, Jamie Maiolo, Brady, Williamson, Bradley Maiolo, Pigdon and Kendrick.

And with another seven rounds remaining for drivers to play their double point "Joker" card, we see four drivers in the top 10 with that option still up their sleeve.

Looking good at the moment - and remembering that Dillon starts his World Series Sprintcars commitments on Boxing Day - are Cameron Gessner (2nd), Jamie Maiolo (5th), Bradley Maiolo (8th) and Jason Kendrick (10th).

The AHG Sprintcar Series now takes a short break for the Christmas festivites and will resume at the Perth Motorplex on Thursday December 26.

AHG SPRINTCAR SERIES POINTSCORE (After Round #7)
1. Luke Dillon 1272 *
2. Cameron Gessner 1270
3. Jason Pryde 1264 *
4. Cale Sotiroff 1260 *
5. Jamie Maiolo 1236
6. Sheldon Brady 1236 *
7. Callum Williamson 1230 *
8. Bradley Maiolo 1196
9. Trent Pigdon 1158 *
10. Jason Kendrick 1154
11. Ryan Lancaster 1152 *
12. Daniel Harding 1118 *
13. Carl Dowling 1096 *
14. Kye Scroop 1082
15. Lee Nash 1002
16. David Priolo 984
17. Shaun Bradford 876 *
18. Mark Wells 760
19. Troy Beckingham 526
20. Jason Boland 480
21. Brodie Minchin 396
22. Matt Young 252
* Indicates driver has played his double points "Joker" card.

 

COLLIE PLACEGETTERS (FROM LEFT) TRENT PIGDON (2nd), CAM GESSNER (1st) AND JAMIE MAIOLO (3rd). PHOTO BY BLAKE JONES