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30 fastlane GOLDENSTATES DELIVERS AMAZING ONE-DAY ACTION One-day race events are always action-packed from start to finish and the 2018 Goldenstates at the Perth Motorplex was no exception. When all was said and done on December 1, it was Trent Anthony (Modified Bike), Chris De Bruin (Super Street), Neil Scott (Super Sedan), Angelo Locantro (Modified), Alan Mahnkoph (Supercharged Outlaws), Chris Roe (Top Sportsman), Justin Townson (Competition Bike), Jake Chaisty (Super Stock) and Kyle Putland (Competition) who would hoist Silver ANDRA Christmas Trees at the end of the night. Taking home the runners-up honours were Gavin Dohnt (Modified Bike), Lee Watson (Super Street), Matt Gullotto (Super Sedan), Mark Grieve (Modified), Jodie Mellitt (Supercharged Outlaws), Amanda Martin (Top Sportsman), Ross Smith (Competition Bike), Ralph Lewis (Super Stock) and Sam Treasure (Competition). Watson, Mahnkoph, Martin and Treasure had their hands full at the presentations too, also taking out the Top Qualifier Medallions for their brackets thanks to TileCo-TheShowerPeople and KC Tools alongside Graeme Goldsworthy (Modified Bike), Mick Fenton (Super Sedan), Sam Gullotto (Modified), Phill Paton (Competition Bike), and Todd Stacy (Super Stock). In Modified Bike, Trent Anthony took the win over Gavin Dohnt after having earlier emerged victorious from battles with Chris Moore, Bruce Jones, and Chris Allen (round one) while he enjoyed a bye run in the second round. Dohnt meanwhile had faced off against Paul De Klerk, Chris Fryer and Rob Good. “We ended up pulling the bike down and replacing the clutch and any damaged parts and got it all running again. Then, when we pulled the bike out of the trailer, we ran a PB straight up in our first qualifier of 8.494s! “From there the bike was running well, our times were all pretty much similar and we just didn’t really miss a beat and kept knocking people out to get through to the finals. There wasn’t really many hiccups throughout the day, everything went well. With Anthony having run into trouble with his Suzuki GSXR just days before the event, the victory was a great reward after a frantic few days of repairs. “I have to thank Auto One in Clarkson and also send big shout outs to my family, my wife Jessica and daughter Ivy Rose, my dad Greg and my mechanic Murray.” “At the Test ‘N’ Tune (the Wednesday before the event) we lost a bolt off of the clutch basket which went through the clutch area and did quite a bit of damage so we didn’t actually think we were going to make it to the Goldenstates,” Anthony explained. Chris De Bruin took out the Super Street honours over Top Qualifier Lee Watson after having earlier defeated Joel Trotman, John Szabo, Paul McNamara and Denise Downe (round one) while Watson took on Ashleigh Wroe, Darren Bakranich and