Manders Wins Opening 360 Round
Author : Ken Brown

Kaiden Manders has scored an impressive victory in the first round of the 2017-18 season 360 Sprintcar Power Series at the Ellenbrook Speedway on Saturday.
Manders, who won the Power Series Championship last season driving for the J&S Drilling Team, was never headed throughout the main event.
The opening 10-lap heat race saw Manders start from position nine and quickly race his way through the field.
He hit the front on lap 5 but was later relegated back two positions for passing a car with two wheels on the infield.
Next time out - from position 4 - he spun after hitting the windrow and was sent to the rear.
Manders charged back up to finish fifth.
These results put him out of position 2 for the feature race.
He went straight into the lead - and despite several stoppages for spun cars - was able to maintain his advantage til the chequered flag.
Later Manders had this to say about the meeting:-

"I did accidentally get two wheels on the infield on the first lap of heat 1, but our car speed was really good. Coming from 9th to 1st I had some awesome racing with the other drivers!
"Then in the second heat I unfortunately caught the windrow and had a spin which put me to the rear. Luckily the car was really fast and I managed to fight back to 5th.
"In the feature the track was pretty rough but we won the start and settled into a nice rhythm and got the win!

This season Manders will be driving in both the open (410 cu.in.) and the 360 division Sprintcars for the J&S Drilling Team. We will keep you posted with his results.



The J&S Drilling W60 team wish 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.

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PHOTO BY PETER ROEBUCK