Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Day Claims Stocksville Honours with Last-Lap Pass Corbett Steals Show at Home Track

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Day Claims Stocksville Honours with Last-Lap Pass Corbett Steals Show at Home Track

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Byline: Dennis Newlyn sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

GRAFTON young gun Chris Corbett stole the show at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway on Saturday night when he took out the V8 Dirt Modified main event.

It was his second feature race win of the season and a superb performance driving the car originally owned by former Australian champion Stuart Herne.

Corbett is enjoying a strong season and he has shown he knows the fastest way around the northern NSW tracks.

Phil McNamara started from pole position in the 20-lap feature race with Nick Knott alongside him.

Andrew Firth (position three) and Anthony Ashen (four) filled the second row. The third row was occupied by Nick Stubbs (five) and Corbett (six).

McNamara dominated the event early and held the lead for 17 laps with Ashen and Corbett trailing in his wake.

Corbett however made his winning move three laps from the finish and took the lead as Brayd Stephenson moved into third spot behind McNamara.

Corbett, a former NSW Junior Champion, held on to win with McNamara second while Stephenson rounded out the podium.

It was a good result for the locals with Stephenson also hailing from the Grafton region.

The win by Corbett has improved his position in the Driver to America series.

The three points he earned for the victory have elevated him into second position in the standings, one point behind tournament leader, former Australian champion Scott Cannon.

Corbett is on eight points, two ahead of Jai Stephenson, while McNamara and Brent Hall are equal fourth with five points.

Another highlight of the division was Sam Bruggy's winning performance in heat three when he lowered the 10-lap record set by Stephenson in April, 2015.

Meanwhile the Wingless Sprintcar division provided spectators with plenty of entertaining racing with veteran racer Warren King climbing from his wrecked car uninjured after a massive end-for-end crash in the heats. …

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