COBDEN driver Jessica Moulden has her Formula 500 Speedweek campaign back on track.
Moulden, 25, put a disastrous start to the competition behind her, winning round four at Laang on Wednesday night.
The Australian titleholder, who had mechanical troubles in the first two rounds at Mount Gambier and Hamilton, won the 30-lap A main final from Warrnambool’s Dylan Willsher and Terang’s Shane Van Duynhoven.
Moulden’s win ended Queenslander Nathan Pronger’s three-round winning streak and backed up her second placing at Warrnambool on Tuesday night.
Pronger finished seventh in round four.
“It’s good to finish races,” Moulden said.
“The speed was there but I couldn’t finish races. It’s good to get a bit of momentum and hopefully finish the series off good.”
Willsher, 20, said his first podium finish of the series was hard work.
He did not finish his two heats and started at the rear of the B main field. A third place finish in the race booked his A main spot, where he started at the back of the field before making his charge.
“I crashed in the first heat. It was my stuff-up,” Willsher said.
Willsher said he had mechanical troubles in heat two.
He was disappointed with how his night was unfolding but wanted to compete in front of his visiting American friend and for sponsors.
“Everyone said it was the best drive they had seen in the formula 500s from me,” Willsher said.
“A lot of people said it was the best they had seen.
“I am really good mates with Jess. We’ve both had bad luck throughout the series, so it was good to go one-two with her.”
Willsher said he wanted to finish Speedweek on a positive note.
“I’d love to win one (round),” he said.
“I definitely have car speed and am driving well enough.
“If I didn’t have car trouble at Mount Gambier, I’d give it a red-hot crack of winning it (overall), but I am too far down now.”
Formula 500 Speedweek’s final three rounds are at Darlington tonight, Simpson tomorrow and Warrnambool on Sunday.