Jamie whizzes past Gee

By DARRYN NUFER - darryn.nufer@capnews.com.au

GOLD Coast driver Jamie McHugh wrapped up the 2004/2005 Aussie Trackwear Super Sedan Series title with a commanding all-theway round 16 win at Rockhampton Showgrounds on Saturday night.

With just two rounds remaining, McHugh's win gives him an unassailable series lead.

Newly-crowned Queensland champion Michael Gee, in his first appearance since capturing the state title in Bundaberg two weeks ago, had to settle for second place.

In-form Brisbane driver Paul Geary's podium finish closed the gap on Wayne Brimms, who currently sits second in the series, after he did not race at the meet.

McHugh survived early jostling on the first turn of the 13-car final to assume a race lead he would not relinquish.

Rockhampton Saloon Car Club's Darryl Etherden said it was an unusual final in that there were no race stoppages.

"It looked like there were going to be a few cars get crushed up on the first turn,'' he said.

One driver happy to avoid trouble was Michael Tomkins. With an unenviable record of eight crashes from 10 starts this season, the Rockhampton driver claimed a season-best finish coming across the finish line in fourth place in his 98 Camaro.

On the support program, Heath Simpson took out the fenders race ahead of Tony Gaunt and Troy Stark.

Super Stockers honours went to Danny Lennon with Jeff Ohl runner-up and Digger McCallum third.



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