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40 fastlane of his volunteers as well as ANDRA for a great event.” Another popular victory was that of Wade Kisyma in the Modified bracket, with the Pascoe Vale resident taking on Peter O’Connell in the final after taking wins over Ash Johnson, Kenny Stewart and Fiona Crisp. O’Connell meanwhile had ensured his place in the final with wins from Jess Proud (nee Voigt), Chris Farrell and Matt Ponton. Andrew Thompson picked up his second ANDRA Christmas Tree of the season, taking victory in the Top Sportsman category this evening from Top Qualifier Darren Saliba after earlier emerging victorious from battles against Daniel Jones and Vlado Turic (round one). Saliba meanwhile had taken a round two win “I have to thank all of the officials and the volunteers who stood out in the sun – what they do allows us to do what we do. I also would like to thank my wife and the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association for putting on a great event, as well as all of the other competitors.” Martin Mirco took out the victory in Super Sedan from Jeff Maslin. Mirco had earlier taken on Steve Hunt (round one), Rob Evans and Mark Neumann before enjoying a bye-run in the semis. Maslin meanwhile had taken on last-event winner Chris Lioulios in the semis after having earlier dispatched defending champion Peter Tzokas, Robert Kardum and Mark Hubner. “It was very hot out there so we weren’t sure how the car would run, but then in the first round it ran the same as it had the day before at the same time and I managed to get passed Fiona Crisp, and then in the second round Kenny Stewart red- lit against me so that was a bit of a bonus,” Kisyma said. “In the third round I had Ash Johnson and I got through that one by being better on the lights. I was on the brakes on that run though so I wasn’t sure what to run in the final, and it was a really quick turnaround so I had to rush a bit. It was neck and neck out there and I got him right on the finish line, running a 5.961 on a 5.96 dial- in! good!” Griffin said while accepting his trophy. from Jason Arbery after enjoying a bye- run in round one. “This feels awesome – this is my second win and it feels even better than the first. I have to thank my dad who worked his butt off all weekend as well as Sean Agius, he isn’t a full-time guy on our crew but he helped us all weekend. I also want to say thanks to Nick Xerakias of ERC Racing Fuels.” Colin Griffin was another chalking up a In Competition Bike, the three-round shoot-out format once again delivered plenty of exciting racing, with the battle for the event victory ultimately coming down to David Willis and Top Qualifier Danny Rickard, with Willis claiming the ANDRA Christmas Tree this time around. and Warren Bull (round one). McGrotty, In the Modified Bike rankings, it was Shane Walker who would take out the big trophy over runner-up Edge Mallis after walking away with wins over Mario Baker, Gavin Dohnt and Derryn McGregor across the day. On his way to the final, Mallis took on Top Qualifier Nat McKay in the opening round before going on to face Nick Thompson before a bye-run in the semis. after having taken out the event win at ANDRA thanks the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association and all of its volunteers and sponsors for an outstanding race track and a well-run event. off against the category’s Top Qualifier For results sheets from the Twilight Nationals, click here. second victory for the 18/19 season, going back-to-back with victory in Super Gas the recent South Coast 660. Griffin faced Adrian jakeMcGrotty in the final after having earlier raced against Jason Wilson running a borrowed engine, enjoyed a bye run to his finals appearance after successfully facing off against Charlie Saraceno in the first round. “I like getting these, they are pretty Photos by Outlaw Images