Tungate Makes it Two from Two

By |2018-01-11T19:36:02+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: BLOG|

Rohan Tungate has stamped his authority on the 2018 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship field with his win at Undera to back up his Round 1 win at Kurri Kurri.

After an almost perfect meeting at Kurri Kurri, Tungate didn’t rest on his laurels, claiming 13 points through five rounds and booking his spot in the A-Final. In the final, Tungate got off to a great start and didn’t look back leading from start to finish.

Tungate sharing; “It’s a really good start, coming here I was a bit worried coming here (Undera). I’ve never really performed as well as I would have liked here, but to win the final here is awesome.”

Sam Masters bounced back in Undera claiming second place after a disappointing meeting at Kurri Kurri in Round 1. Masters won four of his five-round races to book his spot in the A-Final.

Masters telling Motorcycling Australia (MA). “It was good to return to form, but the boys who are winning keep scoring points and the gap in the championship is still there. The performance was definitely better tonight and this being my favourite track of the round, it was good to bounce back.”

Rounding out the podium was Jack Holder appearing in his first senior A-Final after claiming the win in the B-Final. It wasn’t all plain sailing for Holder tonight, in Round 4 he clipped the tape at the start and was excluded from the race.

Holder bounced back well and in the A-Final he was involved in an incident that saw Brady Kurtz excluded from the A-Final.

“Yeah I have a habit of making it hard for myself, but tonight was my first Australian Senior Solo Speedway A-Final and this isn’t a track I like as its small and tight, but I’m stocked to grab third,” added Holder.

Kurtz who was the fastest man on track through the rounds, claiming five wins from five starts, but just like in Kurri Kurri the A-Final didn’t quite go to plan.

Involved with Holder in an incident during the first run of the A-Final, Kurtz was excluded from the re-run and ended a night that was looking so promising.

The 2018 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship is now off to Mildura on Friday, January 12.

Fans can watch the action online via NRG TV.

A-Final Results: Rohan Tungate, Sam Masters, Jack Holder and Brady Kurtz

B- Final Results: Jack Holder, Max Fricke, Matthew Gilmore and Jordan Stewart

2018 Australian Senior Solo Speedway Championship Standings:

Place Name Points
1 Rohan Tungate 35
2 Brady Kurtz 27
3 Max Fricke 26
4 Sam Masters 23
5 Josh Pickering 20
6 Jack Holder 19
7 Mason Campton 18
8 Jordan Steward 16
9 Jaimon Lidsey 15
10 Matthew Gilmore 14
11 Jye Etheridge 13
12 Robert Medson 9
12 Cooper Riordan 9
14 Joel Coyne 6
15 Declan Knowles 5
16 James Davies 3

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