South Australian driver Aidan Hall wins 2016 Victorian sprintcar title

NUMBER ONE: Promising South Australian driver Aidan Hall won the Victorian sprintcar title at Allansford's Premier Speedway on Saturday night. Pictures: Robert Lake

NUMBER ONE: Promising South Australian driver Aidan Hall won the Victorian sprintcar title at Allansford's Premier Speedway on Saturday night. Pictures: Robert Lake

PREMIER Speedway is proving a happy hunting ground for emerging sprintcar driver Aidan Hall.

CRASHING OUT: Albury driver Grand Anderson's night came to an end in a time trial, ruling him out of the Victorian sprintcar title running on Saturday.

CRASHING OUT: Albury driver Grand Anderson's night came to an end in a time trial, ruling him out of the Victorian sprintcar title running on Saturday.

The South Australian claimed the Victorian sprintcar title at the Allansford track on Saturday night in just his second visit to the course.

“It was my first feature race win, so I was pretty pumped,” Hall said.

“It was a shock when I won – it took a while to sink in.”

Jye O’Keeffe and David Murcott finished second and third respectively.

Hall, 20 and in his third season in the class, is planning to visit Warrnambool more often.

Max’s Race and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic are next on his agenda.

“My first time at the track was last season at the Easter trail and I finished sixth there and we did even better last night,” he said.

Hall said he now felt ready to contest the classic – the biggest race on the Australian calander.

“I haven’t done it in my first two years because we haven’t had the experience or speed to compete at the classic but this year we’ve got everything down pat,” he said.

Two-time Australian champion Liam Williams broke through for his first Jack Willsher Cup in his Jim Muir-owned formula 500 car.

“I’d had three seconds leading up to last night, so it was good to finally get the win,” he said.

The Brisbane-based Williams, who has family links to Warrnambool, broke the 20-lap final record after leading from start to finish.

Williams, 29 on Monday, said Warrnambool engine builder Steve Bell also played a role in his success.

Victorian duo James Aranyosi and Terry Rankin filled the podium.

VICTORIOUS: Australian champion Liam Williams led from flag to flag to take out the formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup at Premier Speedway.

VICTORIOUS: Australian champion Liam Williams led from flag to flag to take out the formula 500 Jack Willsher Cup at Premier Speedway.

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