Dillon the one to catch in WSS

WORLD Series Sprintcars frontrunner Luke Dillon can continue his dominance of the South Australian rounds at Mount Gambier tonight.

Dillon, driving the S81 machine, will again be the man to catch in round three of the 12-round series at Borderline Speedway.

The 31-year-old South Australian enters the round after a blazing start to the series which has delivered two victories.

His latest triumph was a late-surging win at Murray Bridge on Thursday night achieved the hard way.

Dillon won the B main to transfer to the A main, starting out of position 15.

He benefited from restarts throughout to edge past his rivals and successfully used the low line late in the 35-lap feature to overcome runner-up Steven Lines in the W3 car.

“I knew we had a good car,” Dillon told the WSS website.

“(Crew member) Lee (Dillon) had the car right on the money and I knew if we could get some breaks in traffic we could be a real force.

“On that last red stoppage we had a quick chat and it was pretty clear that we had a package that could make the bottom work.”

Defending WSS champion James McFadden was third after enduring a drama-filled final.

He initially led but was an unfortunate victim when Nick Lacey and Shaun Bradford collided as McFadden prepared to lap them.

He was able to resume from the back of the field and drove his way into third.

“We salvaged a good result for the team but Luke is doing a great job at the moment and full credit to him,” McFadden said.

Highly-rated American Tim Kaeding crashed out for the second consecutive night.

Kaeding was one of eight drivers who failed to finish the race.


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