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31 fastlane Richard Stevens (round one) while also enjoying a bye in round two. Neil Scott took the win in Super Sedan from Matt Gullotto after enjoying a bye to the final and having earlier dispatched Wayne Praetz, Steven Miilias and Nick Benedetto (round one). Gullotto meanwhile had taken race wins from Top Qualifier Mick Fenton, Yvette Gregg, Nick Panagopoulos and Kyle Higgins (round one). “We had a pretty good day and everything went as planned,” Scott explained. “We had new tyres on for this meeting as we had a problem with them last meeting. Everything seemed to work as it should and the track was good as is always expected at the Motorplex. “I would like to thank my wife Tania, Luigi’s Head Shop, S&G Gearbox and Justin from Bye as well as Summit Racing Equipment for their sponsorship of the series and for making parts available through the Summit Racing Pro Shop.” In the Modified Bracket, Angelo Locantro was able to take out the big trophy from runner-up Mark Grieve after having earlier tasted victory over Top Qualifier Sam Gullotto and Brad Baker (round one) while Grieve enjoyed a bye run to the final after taking a win from Rhys Naylor. Locantro was another who was faced with major work in the days leading up to the event and was pleased with the pay-off of what was a back-to-back event victory. “It was a pretty smooth event for us considering we were forced to rebuild the motor this week, everything went pretty well,” Locantro said while thanking Kwinana Performance and Aztrac Mechanical for their support as well as his family and crew. “We hadn’t planned to rebuild it, we damaged it at the last event (Perth Motorplex season opener) and so we had to fix it if we were going to run at the Goldenstates. “We always plan for a win but there was some pretty decent competition out there, so we were just concentrating on our own race and it all paid off in the end. The event overall was good and everything ran on time. To go through and pull off a win which is back to back after winning the Motorplex season opener was really good.” Alan Mahnkoph had a very successful day at the race track, claiming both the Top Qualifier and event victory honours in his ‘Force Fed’ ute. His TQ status saw him enjoy a bye in the first round before taking on Jodie Mellitt in the final. Mellitt meanwhile had faced Darryl Mullins in her opening round. “We just went through and did our normal thing that we normally do and chipped away, adjusting the tune-up in the car and honing in on our dial-in,” Mahnkoph explained while thanking Alan Erickson Builder, Boddington Mechanical and his crew for their support. “At the last few meetings we have been chipping away and getting the car more consistent and it is all turning around