Saturday 25th March had Mills Motorsport travel the 4hr journey to Gippsland Nyora Raceway for ….
Nyora Raceway is one of the smallest and tightest tracks Speedcars run on which usually lends itself to action packed racing and this night was no exception. A moisture filled track and mild temperatures provided the perfect environment for some blistering fast lap times.
With a healthy lead in this seasons VSDA club championship; Squizzy was hoping for a solid night that could possibly secure the team another …..
The night began perfectly when Squizzy jumped to the lead from a front row start and took the heat one win. Heat two saw Squizzy start from the outside third row and he moved forward to finish third after a race long battle with Paul Farrell.
A three way tie after all heats were run had Squizzy, Matt Papa and Joe Lostitch all equal points; all three drivers drew for their placing with Mills to start from p2.
Twenty five laps were on the board for the Amain and in a frantic first corner Squizzy took the lead but it was short lived as a caution was quickly put in place as Mitch Whiting spun causing a pile up in turn one.
On the restart New South Welshman Dan Biner would begin from pole and he took charge and lead Mills into turn one. Biner would lead the first six laps with Squizzy hot on his tail. Biner eventually ran high in turn three leaving the door open for Squizzy; Biner would bring on another caution just a few laps later. From this point onwards the Dutton Garage 10v would open a handly lead and eventually take the chequer for two wins in a row.
The following week the team were originally scheduled to head to South Australia for their state championship but a last minute event cancellation had the team change their plans and head to Avalon Raceway for Round 5 of the Avalon Track Championship.
With a stellar field of 23 cars; securing a third win in a row was going to be a tough task but Squizzy and the team were up for the challenge.
Heat one began well with a win from a p3 starting grid and that was followed up with a second place finish in heat two after a p6 start. Strong heat results qualified Squizzy second on points; but as the highest qualifier Kaidon Brown drew the inversion the top 8 were reversed Squizzy would start from p7.
A first corner spin by Papa brought on the caution and a complete restart in which Mills was able to begin a row further forward this time. On the restart he held his position and set about moving forward one car at a time. With two thirds of the race remaining Squizzy was sitting in second place and quickly reigning in Justin McMinn who had lead the race from the drop of the green flag. As the front runners quickly approached the tail end of the field; McMinn made his way underneath the backmarker down the back straight with plenty of room to spare. Mills followed going into turn four but the gap had narrowed and Mills was squeezed down track. Contact was made and Squizzy landed heavily breaking a torsion bar stop prematurely ending his night.
Although a disappointing end to the night, Mills Motorsport remains upbeat with regard to their progress throughout the second half of the season.
The team’s focus now turns to the final 3 race meetings of the season with the rescheduled South Australian Championship now headlining the Easter weekend being the first.