Champion Tatnell claims back-to-back victories

AUSTRALIAN sprintcar champion Brooke Tatnell is blowing away his opposition in the Proton World Series Sprintcar series.

Tatnell claimed back-to-back wins at the Rockhampton Showgrounds on Wednesday night, racing in front of a packed house.

Fresh from winning the opening round at Archerfield last weekend, Tatnell led at every turn in a clean 30-lap A-Main final in the second round.

"I can't thank this team enough, they've given me an awesome racecar,'' Tatnell said.

While it was smooth driving for the Sydney driver in the final it was a different story earlier in the night with his number one car needing an engine change after the second lap of the qualifying session.

Max Dumesny moved his Valvoline/GKR Transport Maxim car into second ahead of the vastly improved Terry Bracken.

Dumesny said it was difficult to pass and the lapped traffic was a nightmare, but it was the same for everybody.

"At the end of the day we set the quick time, we came forward in the dash,'' Dumesny said.

Bracken was just as satisfied with his third placing.

"I put it all down to our engine,'' Bracken said.

South Australian young gun Luke Dillon crossed the line in fourth place ahead of US driver Jason Johnson.

The field hits the track in Toowoomba tomorrow.



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