Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Grafton Speedsters Finish First and Third ROYAL RUMBLE; Corbett Clinches Feature on Speedway's Final Night

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Grafton Speedsters Finish First and Third ROYAL RUMBLE; Corbett Clinches Feature on Speedway's Final Night

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Byline: Dennis Newlyn sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

SPEEDWAY: Grafton V8 speedster Dale Corbett recorded an impressive win in the 25-lap V8 Dirt Modified Rumble at the final meeting of the season at Hession's Auto Parts Grafton Speedway Good Friday night.

Corbett was followed to the chequered flag by runner-up Lee Gorton and fellow local star Andrew Firth, who filled third placing.

Gorton recorded the fastest time of the race with a 14.880-second lap and a speed of 96.774 km/h at mid-distance.

He also took full advantage of his pole position starting spot in the field and raced to an immediate lead. But he held down the front running only momentarily as Corbett charged underneath Firth and then Gorton to take over the lead.

Chris Polsen, who ultimately finished fourth, also was on the move. Nick Knott was another who charged into contention, setting up the pattern of the race.

However, the race ended abruptly for Knott, who hit the safety fence and was out of the event on lap 15. …

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