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Kane dominates inaugural speedway event to claim fitting win

DARREN Kane and Boettcher Racing Team continued their winning ways in super sedans at Archerfield Speedway last weekend.

The team's domination was fittingly at the inaugural running of the Ian Boettcher 5000.

In what was their third feature race win from five starts of the 2012-13 season, the Boettcher Racing Team were in good form throughout the night.

They were rewarded with the best possible result - victory in the Ian Boettcher 5000.

Despite starting from position three in the 40-lap event which paid $5000 to winner, Kane managed to make his way to the front of the field on the 17th lap.

Driving the Qld #36 Ian Boettcher Race Parts supported Mazda RX8, Kane passed former Australian champion Steve Jordan, before completing a comprehensive victory.

"We had a really consistent car all night and saved our best for the feature race with a great set-up," Kane said.

"There were quite a few stoppages over the 40 laps, but I didn't let them unsettle me and I just focused on my own race and getting to the finish.

"It was pleasing to know that we set our fastest lap of the feature race with five laps to go.

"Full credit must go to my team for all of their efforts as they make my job so much easier when I have a good car under me."

The Ian Boettcher 5000 was held under a different format, with qualifying time trials, a pair of heat races (with the fastest qualifiers required to start from the near in both), a pole shootout and the feature race.

"It's always challenging when you try a new format as you're never sure how'll you'll go," Kane said.

"I really enjoyed it (the format).

"It's always good for the class to have a little bit of a variety in race meetings in regards to format as it makes it more exciting for the drivers and more importantly the fans."

Earlier in the night, Kane recorded the fourth fastest lap in time trials, followed by a win and a fifth in his two heat races from the rear of the field.

In the pole shootout, which he went into as the highest point scorer, he finished third.

The Boettcher team's next challenge is tomorrow and Saturday night at Charlton's Toowoomba Raceway.

The 2012-13 national series begins with the opening two rounds.

After narrowly missing out on last season's series, Kane is determined to bounce back and claim a career third series victory.

Topics:  archerfield speedway boettcher racing team darren kane



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