Vic Wingless Sprints Celebrate Big Season

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Last Saturday night saw the Victorian Wingless Sprints gather at the Waterfront Kitchen at Deakin University in Geelong for their annual presentation night to celebrate what was a huge 2017-18 season.

 

Over 100 guests gathered to acknowledge the award winners and look back on the highs and lows after what has been one of the most competitive Victorian Wingless Sprints seasons on record.

 

In what was a surprising result, Luke Schneider was announced as the aggregate points champion for the 2017-18 season, along with being awarded the Most Improved Driver. Travelling from Horsham in the north-west of the state, Schneider attended most events throughout the season, highlighted by his maiden feature-race win at Rushworth Speedway.

 

Photo: Robert Lake Photography

Photo: Robert Lake Photography

 

In the tough six round AutObarn Super Series, Daniel Storer improved from his third-place finish in last season’s series to be crowned series champion for season 2017-18. A round win, a third-place finish and numerous consistent performances meant that Storer came out on top for the second time in three seasons. Continuing what has been a solid season, he was also celebrated as the Summer Slam Series Champion after winning two of the three rounds.

 

Photo: Robert Lake Photography

Photo: Robert Lake Photography

 

It was quite the season for Alex Ross aboard the Mick Uebergang-owned Vic # 14 car, with the impressive driver claiming Rookie of the Year honours, off the back of two feature-race wins and a second-place finish in the Victorian Title.

 

Teenager Carly Walsh received the trophy for dominating the Salt Electrical Ladies of the Dirt Series, winning all four rounds and came out on top of the point standings ahead of last season’s champion Samantha Millar in second and Bree Hall in third.

 

Photo: Robert Lake Photography

Photo: Robert Lake Photography

 

There were several awards that were voted for by the drivers on the night, including the Best and Fairest, which was jointly presented to Dayn Bentvelzen and Todd Hobson, and Best Presented Car and Team, which was awarded to the Heytesbury Stockfeeds Racing team.

 

Other winners on the night included Mitch Smith, who received the Encouragement Award, and current Victorian Champion Travis Millar, who was presented with the Gary Bowden Cup, after he dominated both nights of competition at Rosedale and Bairnsdale Speedways.

 

To acknowledge all of his hard work on and off the track, Glen Harris was honoured with the President’s Award, while Storer was the lucky winner of the Golden Ticket Draw, pocketing $4,000 cash.

 

The Victorian Wingless Sprints would like to thank their 2017-18 season sponsors: Salt Electrical, AutObarn, The Tyre Factory – Warrnambool, Heytesbury Stockfeeds, SS Auto Wholesaler, NOS Racing Parts, and Max Dumesny Motorsport.

 

Final 2017-18 Season Point Standings:

 

Aggregate Point Score

1: Luke Schneider

2: Travis Millar

3: Daniel Storer

4: Luke Weel

5: Todd Hobson

6: Alex Ross

7: Shaun Lyness

8: Alex Thomson

9: Matthew Symons

10: Wayne Logue

 

AutObarn Super Series

1: Daniel Storer

2: Matthew Symons

3: Travis Millar

4: Dayn Bentvelzen

5: Alex Thomson

6: Luke Weel

7: Glenn Watts

8: Luke Schneider

9: Alex Ross

10: Todd Hobson

 

For more information about the Victorian Wingless Sprints, visit their website at www.awsr.com.au/vic. You can also LIKE them on Facebook by searching Victorian AWSR Wingless Sprintcars.

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