2012 South Australian Title Results

I headed over Gillman Speedway at Adelaide on the weekend for the 2012 South Australian Title which was run on Saturday 8 December.

A pretty hot field contested the event including last year’s winner, Cory Gathercole and Troy Batchelor and Shane Parker (both previous 4 times winners of this event).  A good contingent of Victorian riders also headed across including Cameron Woodward, Justin Sedgeman, Dakota North and Jake Anderson.

I went through my 5 heats with 2 wins, 2 seconds and a third putting me on 11 points with three other riders and securing me the second gate pick in the semi final.  Also in the semi was Justin Sedgeman, Cameron Woodward and Cory Gathercole, all placegetters in last week’s Victorian Title.

I had  a good race with Cameron Woodward swapping positions several times but managed to get over line ahead of him but behind Justin Sedgeman who then moved into the last spot in the final.

Top 4 placegetters for the night were Troy Batchelor, Shane Parker, Dakota North with Justin Sedgeman 4th.

I was really happy with 5th position considering the level of talent in the field and wrapped to have some pretty tight races throughout the heats.

L_R: Max Fricke, Shane Parker, Cory Gathercole - Photo courtesy Judy Mackay
L_R: Max Fricke, Shane Parker, Cory Gathercole - Photo courtesy Judy Mackay