WARRNAMBOOL, Australia – Nathan Smee produced a drive for the ages to claim victory in Sunday’s Victorian Speedcar Championship after overcoming a flat left-rear tire prior to the start of the feature at Premier Speedway.
Just as the field was preparing for the start of the feature, Smee rushed pitside to change a flat left-rear tire. That dropped him to the rear of the field as the race got underway.
The early portion of the race saw a battle between with Troy Jenkins and Michael Stewart, with the pair initially checking out on the field. Only a handful of laps later the attention turned to Smee, who was storming through the field towards the front.
The free flowing, racy nature of the racing surface provided the perfect platform for Smee to showcase his talents as by the 10 lap mark he had already progress to position seventh.
With the laps continuing to click off, Smee’s charge continued and by lap 20 he was up to fourth, with Jenkins having led the entire 20 lap journey thus far.
On lap 22 Smee would pounce as he swept by Stewart to inherit second and then he set his sights on Jenkins. He made the move for the lead one lap later, taking the race lead from Jenkins in a show of dominance.
Not even a caution flag with five laps left to run could curtail Smee’s stunning run through the field as he comfortablly took the checkered flag.
Travis Mills finished second after passing Jenkins on the last lap. Stewart came home third, followed by Mitch Whiting and Jenkins, who faded all the way to fifth.
Nathan Smee, Travis Mills, Michael Stewart, Mitch Whiting, Troy Jenkins, Kaidon Brown, Paul Farrell, Mark Harrington, Justin McMinn, Grant Patton, Joe Lostitch, Glen Shaw.