The Firecracker 5000!

The Firecracker 5000!

15 thundering late model sedans took to the track at the Redline Raceway annual Firecracker 5000 Feature Event at Ballarat.

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The boys raced in 2 heats to determine starting positions for the final 25 lap Feature. Both of the boys had a great race in heat 1; Chevy crossed the line in 2nd place, Brock dug deep and crossed the line in 5th place.

In heat 2, Brock grabbed the lead with only 2 laps to go but just as he made the pass, another car further down the field spun out and brought out the yellow lights. On the re-start with all of the cars bunched back up again, Brock made a mistake and ran just that little bit too high allowing the car behind him to sneak past on the last lap so he crossed the line in 3rd place. Chevy competed in heat 3 and drove a good race, crossing the line in 2nd place – nice!

Looking good Edwards!

With a quick tally up of all of the points from the evening, the 25 lap Feature starting positions were released and Chevy was starting from P2 and Brock from P5. Chevy was starting on the outside line where there was very little traction so when the green flag dropped he was trying to hold onto his 2nd position but it just wasn’t to be. He fought hard running the high line around the outside to no avail as cars were getting past him so he had to drop down to the pole line to try and not lose any further spots. Brock was running a strong race and he was one of the cars that passed Chevy so at the chequered flag; Brock crossed the line in 4th place while Chevy just missed out on a top 5 podium finishing in 6th place.
Whoa! What a race boys! Congrats.

 

Brock accepting his 4th place win!

Seriously, has anyone made it down to one of these events yet? If not do yourself a favour and go! You will see some epic racing action plus JERKY!!!!

Happy campers!
Too cute!

Make sure to have a look back on our previous Wild Side blog posts to hear about every detail of the Edwards Brothers motorsport journey.

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