Former World Series Sprintcar Champion, Brad Heywood returned to the winners circle last Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway. In a rare sight for Australian speedway the Sprintcars played a support role for an event, the Australian Super ...
Former World Series Sprintcar Champion, Brad Heywood returned to the winners circle last Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway.
In a rare sight for Australian speedway the Sprintcars played a support role for an event, the Australian Super Sedan Championship.
"I have always been a big fan of Super Sedan racing and I must say it was great to be able to be a part of the title by having our car out there tonight supporting the main event," said team owner Darren Disbury. "It was the night for Sedans and they have supported Sprintcars on numerous times, so it was the least we could do to add some extra spice to the program."
With nine South Australian owned cars in attendance including three World Series competitors Heywood thoroughly enjoyed his time behind the wheel of the Number 5 Aussiefast Transport/STP Eagle driven by Jason Johnson throughout the Summer.
The Sydneysider claimed a second and a third in each of his heat races to start the 12-lap feature race from pole position.
Heywood immediately jumped into the lead at the start ahead of fellow front row starter World Series Rookie of the Year Mark Reuter.
Several laps into the race Heywood ran high exiting turn four losing several car lengths from his lead to Reuter who was closely followed by opening heat race winner Darryl Wright.
"The track was a lot drier that what I thought, it caught me out coming out of four but I gathered it up and got back on with the job," said Heywood.
Several laps later Ross Wright spun in turn three and was facing the wrong direction as the leaders charged down the back straight. "That was a little hair raising you could say. I went both ways and he seemed follow me, I was glad I escaped any contact," Heywood commented. "For a moment there I thought that the bad luck that plagued me in the World Series had continued."
On the dry slickening surface Heywood drove a smart race gaining drive on the pole line to see the chequered flag several car lengths ahead of Reuter and Wright.
The Disbury Family Racing team will next be in action at Warrnambool Speedway in Victoria on March 13.