Kaiden Manders finished a fine second at Bunbury last Saturday (Peter Roebuck Photo)
Another Podium For Manders
Author : Ken Brown
Kaiden Manders scored yet another podium finish for the J&S Drilling W60 Sprintcar team at the Quit Bunbury Speedway last Saturday evening.
The occasion was the annual Krikke Boys Shootout and saw the penultimate round of the 360 Sprintcar Power Series run on the first night.
Manders started from seventh in his opening heat race and came home fifth.
Then he led all the way in his second outing to score more valuable points.
This meant that Manders would come out of position 4 in the feature race.
He maintained that spot early on then his closest rivals in the championship pointscore - brothers Michael and Daniel Keen - both had problems.
Michael, who was running second, spun while trying to pass a lapped car, and Daniel exited with a flat tyre.
This elevated Manders to second spot while he maintained up to the flag, finishing behind Victorian Jamie Veal.
Manders already had a comfortable lead in the 360 Sprintcar Power Series and his runner-up position means he further extended his lead with only one round remaining.
"It was a good night," said Manders. "We cruised through our heats fairly well.
"I was able to pass a few cars in the first one and get the win in the next one.
"I had a good run in the feature - there was one scary moment where Daniel Keen and I got caught up.
"We ended up with another good points haul and it was great to follow and learn from a driver of the calibre of Jamie Veal."
Next up for the J&S Drilling team is the Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship at the Perth Motorplex on Friday March 17 and Saturday March 18.
The J&S Drilling W60 team wishes to acknowledge the support of their loyal sponsors who enable us to keep on racing.
Many thanks to – Non Stop 24hr Fitness, Neptune Skip Bins, PJW Haulage, S&J Excavations and Mandurah Bolt Supplies, Cowara Contractors.
Prepared for J&S Drilling by Ken Brown
PETER ROEBUCK PHOTO