Steering his way through the final corner carnage Tim Hamilton moved from fifth to first within sight of the flag to win the final race of the Clemenger International Freight Formula Vee Australia Series opening round, held at the iconic Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst. Returning to the Mountain for the first time since 2009 more than forty cars made the journey from across the country, including a pair of front running Sabres in the hands of Ryan and James Simpson from Victoria. Together with Daniel Reynolds they made it a triumvirate of the latest Formula Vee machines and promised to pose the first real challenge to Ben Porter’s fouryear stranglehold on the category. A safety car early in the opening race, brought about by a stuck throttle for Bruce Pearce which threw the veteran into the gravel at full speed, bunched the pack, and officials opted to reduce the number of laps as the clean up dragged on. The change in distance left the front runners red faced as they allowed Daniel Reynolds to lead heading into what they thought to be the final lap.


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