WARRNAMBOOL, Australia – Young gun Marcus Dumesny showed the way during the second preliminary night for the 48th Southwest Conveyancing Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic on Saturday at Premier Speedway, rocketing to a $10,000 victory.
Dumesny took to the lead off the initial start, then survived a back-and-forth battle with fellow countryman Kerry Madsen before retaking control of the 30-lap feature on the 12th round.
Once back out front, Dumesny hung on for the duration, despite several fierce challenges from both Madsen and Cory Eliason down the home stretch of the event.
The 19-year-old son of seven-time QSS World Series champion and three-time Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic winner Max Dumesny crossed under the checkered flag in front of Madsen by .387 seconds, with the top three covered by less than eight tenths in the end.
Eliason took the final step of the podium, followed by Tim Shaffer and Steve Lines.
Ian Madsen, Jamie Veal, Corey McCullagh, Lachlan McHugh and Kalib Henry, who came out of the B-main, completed the top 10 finishers. Carson Macedo was 14th in the rundown.
The only other American of note in the night two field, McKenna Haase, was eliminated during the B-main on Saturday.
A final round of heats on Sunday, featuring the top 48 from each qualifying night, will help determine the top 16 in combined points who will lock in to the championship A-main.
The remaining 80 drivers will slot in to B, C and D-mains to try and race into the field.
Marcus Dumesny, Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason, Tim Shaffer, Steve Lines, Ian Madsen, Jamie Veal, Corey McCullagh, Lachlan McHugh, Kalib Henry, Ryan Jones, David Murcott, John Vogels, Carson Macedo, Jessie Attard, Danny Reidy, Charles Hunter, Dennis Jones, Jacob Smith, Ryan McNamara, Sam Walsh, Grant Anderson, Robbie Paton, Brooke Tatnell.