EIGHT-time Australian Sidecar Champion and world champion Darrin Treloar, with passenger Blake Cox, won the Derek Lynd Memorial Trophy meeting on Saturday night at Olympic Park.
The duo took a 15-point maximum score in the opening event for the season.
Against a who’s who of Australia’s top sidecar talent, Treloar drove strongly from every start and placed himself in a position to win each of his heats.
He then dominated the final, a blistering race contested by the top four teams on the night.
Mildura’s Warren Monson took second place after qualifying on points behind dual world champions Mick and Jesse Headland, who finished third in a hectic final, which had patrons on the edge of their seats.
In a sign of good things for the future, the young family combination of Aaron and Tegan Hartwig from Waikerie easily won the B final to finish fourth in the trophy event.
Patrons were expecting some heavy contact in the trophy decider, or at least a re-start prior to seeing the chequered flag, but while this race was one of the hottest on the night, it was a clean and uneventful contest.
However, it provided a great chase from Monson, who had selected the outside gate position, while his main rival Treloar had taken gate one and Headland started from gate two.
Last qualifiers, the brother/sister Hartwig team, were left to start from gate three.
When the tapes flew, it was Treloar who made a great start with Hartwig going with him from the third alley.
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