(John Egan on top of the podium in victory lane / Photo Credit : Gary Reid)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA : Dalton Rowell was the early leader in the Legend Car A-Main, but the speedy Nathan Moreau was quick to relieve him of the point position before John Egan too staked a claim for the number one spot in a frantic three opening laps.
On lap five it was Egan the leader but only briefly as the cautions came on when Bolton half spun and took out Keanu De Palma in turn one and two.
Bolton was able to restart.
Egan was able to assume control of the race but a battle royal broke out between team-mates Moreau and Liam Camilleri whilst Leayr and Rawlings enthusiastically joined in the scrap.
Camilleri moved into second and set off after Egan but crashed into a lapped car in turn one on lap twelve and lost critical ground.
Fortunately for Camilleri the yellow lights came on when Matt Gordon stopped on the main straight but there was speculation if Camilleri’s #19 would have damage to the left rear after the contact.
Eight laps to go on the restart saw Egan lead away again with Camilleri, Rawlings, Leayr and Rowell rounding out the five in front of a freight train of cars.
Rawlings and Leayr went at it for third with four laps to go, Leayr getting the nod for third as Egan drove away in the #47 and was never headed.
John Egan was the winner recording his first ever victory ahead of Camilleri in second, Allen Leayr third, Rob Rawlings fourth and Dalton Rowell fifth.
After the Checkered flags Dave Browne rolled over when Braydan Willmington made contact with him after skidding across the slick line on the pole and turning the hapless Browne upside down.
“This means a lot to me, my Dad raced for years and it’s great to get a feature win and keep our name up there. I want to send a big shout out to my fiancé who is at home with my sick daughter tonight, so thank you both to them, all my family and all my sponsors,” Egan grinned.
INEX Legends Feature Results :
- John Egan (#47A)
- Liam Camilleri (#19N)
- Allen Leayr (#9N)
- Rob Rawlings (#34A)
- Dalton Rowell (#74N)
- Nathan Moreau (#29N)
- Troy Bolton (#2A)
- Shane Anderson (#62N)
- David Browne (#55N)
- Clint McKenzie (#18N)
- Matt Elliott (#2N)
- Braydan Willmington (#99Q)
- Matt Ferguson
- Adam Parker (#34Q)
- Cameron Jewell (#31N)
- Trevor Stark (#33N)
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