Darren Mollenoyux caps off stunning season, winning Easter Sprintcar Trail finale

FITTING FINISH: Warrnambool driver Darren Mollenoyux won the Easter sprintcar trail series after collecting A-Main honours at his home track on Sunday night. Pictures: Morgan Hancock

FITTING FINISH: Warrnambool driver Darren Mollenoyux won the Easter sprintcar trail series after collecting A-Main honours at his home track on Sunday night. Pictures: Morgan Hancock

DARREN Mollenoyux is celebrating a sprintcar season littered with tales of success.

The Warrnambool driver ended his 2016-17 campaign on a high on Sunday night, winning the Easter sprintcar trail series at Premier Speedway.

He took out the final A-Main of the three-night competition, ensuring he won his home-track championship.

Mollenoyux’s results at the Allansford complex included a career-best second placing at the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic in January.

PODIUM: Corey McCullagh (third), Darren Mollenoyux (first) and Rusty Hickman (second) were the best performers on night three.

PODIUM: Corey McCullagh (third), Darren Mollenoyux (first) and Rusty Hickman (second) were the best performers on night three.

He also won the Avalon track title on Friday night.

“It’s been an awesome season,” Mollenoyux said after his feature victory on Easter Sunday.

“We’re all done now. We’re happy to roll her in straight.”

Mollenoyux started the 30-lap final from third behind Bendigo teenager Rusty Hickman and Terang competitor Jack Lee.

Lee took the lead on the first change before Mollenoyux worked his way to the front.

A flat rear left tyre ended Lee’s chances with nine laps to go when he was forced to pull in during a yellow flag caution for a Jake Tranter crash.

SPECTACULAR: Dennis Jones lost a tyre in the A-Main on Sunday night which forced him to pull in with nine laps to run.

SPECTACULAR: Dennis Jones lost a tyre in the A-Main on Sunday night which forced him to pull in with nine laps to run.

Dennis Jones lost a tyre in the restart, allowing Warrnambool driver Corey McCullagh to move into third spot.

The emerging Hickman held on for second with McCullagh filling out the podium.

“I was just happy to get to the front early and lap traffic was pretty kind to me actually,”Mollenoyux said.

“I expected it to be a bit worse. I’m just happy to get the job done.”

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