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Kane able to retake lead in super series

Ipswich driver Darren Kane has recaptured the National Super Sedan Series lead after strong performances in the Dubbo and Goulburn events.
Ipswich driver Darren Kane has recaptured the National Super Sedan Series lead after strong performances in the Dubbo and Goulburn events. Contributed

IPSWICH driver Darren Kane has reclaimed top spot on the National Super Sedan Series.

Kane, a two time series champion, retook the point standing lead after consistent driving in Dubbo and Goulburn.

The Boettcher Racing Team driver finished second and fourth in Dubbo followed by a fifth and third-placed finishes in Goulburn.

Kane's Mazda RX8 was in a fierce battle with second-placed Matt Pascoe over the two races.

After having to settle for second behind Pascoe, Kane managed to run strongly in his heat races and started from the outside of the front row for the feature Goulburn race.

At the start of the race, he was unable to hit the lead after washing up the track and consequently dropped back to fourth.

While attempting to work his way forward, he clipped an infield barrier and at the ensuing restart was put back one spot by race officials, finishing with a hard-fought third place.

Kane said consistent high finishes, rather than podium positions, were the key to his current position on the ladder.

"The team and I had a consistent weekend and were rewarded with the point standings lead," Kane said.

"It was great to get back to Morris Park Speedway and I had a clean battle with Mat [Pascoe]. Goulburn was a real driver's track and it's where you needed to be on the pole line and not make any mistakes.

"I started out on the outside of the front row for the feature race which hurt me because there wasn't much grip up there, but it was still satisfying to come away with a podium result."

"I started out on the outside of the front row for the feature race which hurt me because there wasn't much grip up there, but it was still satisfying to come away with a podium result."

Kane and the Boettcher Racing team will head interstate to Victoria and South Australia for the next three National Series rounds.

On Friday the series will be racing at Mildura's Timmis Speedway followed by a race at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia on Saturday before returning to Victoria on Sunday night to race at Hamilton's Western Speedway.

Topics:  boettcher racing team, darren kane, matt pascoe, motor sports, national super sedan series


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