Wednesday, 17 October 2018

STREET STOCKS

Mark Jennings claimed the fifth and final MJS Street Stock Series round at Adelaide Motorsport Park in impressive fashion on Saturday night, clean sweeping the event to collect the Patriot Motorsport team’s fifth feature-race win of the 2016-17 season.

In his first visit to the Adelaide track, which will also be the venue for next season’s National Title, in 15 years, Jennings proved that his time away from the track was irrelevant, going on to repeat his performance from December’s second MJS Series round, where he also managed to clean sweep the event, winning both of his heat races, before going on to claim the feature-race victory.

Starting from pole position for the 30-lap feature race, which ran clockwise for the opening 15 laps, alongside Anthony Beare, the first half a dozen laps saw the pair battling side by side before Jennings managed to get the edge over his rival, pulling away and maintaining a solid gap. Reverting to an anti-clockwise direction for the final 15 laps, Jennings held on to his lead and could not be stopped, controlling the pace and going on to claim a convincing win.

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“It’s great to have been able to collect the team’s fifth win for the season and second MJS Series round, particularly in such strong fashion,” commented the pilot of the Patriot Motorsport NSW # 11 FG Ford Falcon, owned by Kat and Reg Corbett, whose victory came off the back of a mixed run in the recent Victorian Title at Alexandra Speedway, where he recorded a DNF despite showing great speed.

“Being able to win both of our heat races, along with the feature race, is a real testament to the amazing effort that the team continuously puts into the car. I can’t thank Kat and Reg Corbett, the team and our sponsors enough for all of their amazing support.”

Earlier in the night, Jennings showed great resilience when he bounced back to win his opening heat race, having been relegated to the rear of field due to making contact with another car, after starting sixth. Lining up on the front row for heat race two, Jennings could not be caught once out in front, going on to claim a commanding win.

The next appearance for Jennings and the Patriot Motorsport team will be the annual Top Gun event at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway on the Saturday night of May 6, where Jennings, along with another four past and current National Champions, in Anthony Beare, Brad McClure, Robbie Faux and current National Champion Rhys Heinrich, will have the difficult task of starting towards the rear of the feature-race field.

The format for this hotly-contested Street Stock event will see the five National Champions contest two rounds of heat races, while all other drivers contest three. Following their two heat races, the National Champions will then contest a Dash, which will determine their starting positions for the Top Gun-deciding feature race from position 19 to 24, with $1,500 prize money on offer if they can make their way through the pack to take top honours.

The Patriot Motorsport team would like to thank their 2016-17 season sponsors: BF Panels, Nissan 4X4 Autospares, Lucas Oil, Arnolds Fruit Market, De Beer Automotive Paints, All About Window Tinting, Elite Shock Services, Speedline Race Engines, Wurth Australia, Hillis Ford - Wagga Wagga, R Kent & Sons, AGM Media, Picton Hire, Redline Media, and Totally Speedway.

Jennings would also like to give special thanks to his wife and daughter Natalie and Demi, as well as Kingsley, Jodie, Scotty, and also Danny Hunt from Elite Shock Services.

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