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37 fastlane “Every win is special, because in drag racing, you lose way more than you win!” he laughed. When it came to the Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster proceedings, a hard-fought day of racing saw current championship points leader Jake Berias pick up his fourth ANDRA Christmas Tree for the season with victory over West Australia’s Brodie Zappia. The Werribee (Victoria) racer had earlier faced 2018 South Coast Nationals winner Zara Board in the semi-final after enjoying a bye in round three and victories over Allirah Kardum and Joshua Maggs. Zappia meanwhile secured his first finals appearance since 2017 and his first in his new dragster with a bye in the semis following victories over Daniel Carranza, Nathaniel Kuchel and Adrian Saliba. Earlier in the weekend, South Coast Nationals Top Qualifier Amber Young again topped the qualifying sheets to secure the Top Qualifier’s Medallion and prize pack. For the Competition Bike competitors, the new three-round format delivered plenty of racing action with Top Qualifier and South Coast Nationals runner-up Rob Cassar going one better this time around to take out the event victory over runner-up Danny Rickard. Like Cassar, Craig Geddes converted a Top Qualifying result into an event victory, taking the SuperComp win over Mick Simic in the final a day after being declared the Sunoco 260GT Plus Top Qualifier. Earlier in the day, he had faced off against Alex Panagiotidis (semi) and Steve Norman (round one) with a bye in round two, while Simic enjoyed a bye into the final following wins over Mark Newman and Jake Chaisty. ANDRA thanks South Coast Raceway and all of its volunteers and sponsors for an outstanding race track and a well-run event. For full results from the South Coast 660, please click here. Photos: Automotive Event Images