Bad luck puts Doblo out of race
ROUND seven of the Carline Mufflers Super Sedan series has been and gone without local favourite Michael Doblo making the impact required for a late run at the title.
The DNF curse continues to plague the Rockhampton speedster with Doblo dropping out late in the 35 lap Feature race.
The meeting, held at Warrnambool, was won by Jamie McHugh, moving him up the points table and with an outside chance of capturing the main prize at the conclusion of the series.
The consistent Matt Pascoe was again among the top finishers, claiming a runners-up spot and re-taking the leading points position with three meetings to race.
While Pascoe has the lead there is little room for complacency as 2008/9 winner Darren Kane is far from out of the contest.
Kane was the fourth driver to receive the chequered flag at Warrnambool and trails Pascoe by just 57 points.
Pascoe has, however, taken one award, winning the Warrnambool Tri City section with over 1500 points-almost 200 points clear of Wayne Brims with Jamie McHugh third.
Gladstone’s Chris Bussey again finished the Feature but like Doblo, his Ocean Tyres team mate, sits in the bottom half of the top 20 on the ladder.
Steve Jordan continues to impress and holds on to third position overall but 500 points behind the leaders.
The series moves on to Avalon on Saturday before winding up at Adelaide on January 23 and Murray Bridge the following night.