Good King Daniel’s reign continues
Daniel Winchester’s third successive King of Pinjar title concluded another highly successful season at Western Australia’s leading speedway motorbike venue for the man in green leathers.
Winchester went through the night undefeated to claim the win in a final in which two of the four qualifiers were riding at Pinjar Park for the first time this season. South Australian youngster Dakota Ballantyne last rode here several seasons ago as a visiting junior, while Doug Scoble was making his first appearance since last season. The other qualifier was PP regular Jarryd Ziedas who made up the four virtue of his win in the Last Chance Qualifier.
Ten senior solo riders contested ten heats with Winchester winning his four rides and taking his heat win tally this year to a staggering twenty six. Incredibly Scoble was also undefeated in heat rides while the next best was Ballantyne who took the remaining two heats on a bike he had borrowed a bike from Matt Marson. Winchester was never really challenged for the win in the final, while Ballantyne had the better of the battle with Scoble to claim second.
While Winchester, Ballantyne and Scoble dominated proceedings all riders were among the points which made the Last Chance Qualifier a very willing affair. Ryan Pope, Des Heys, Kobee Ziedas and Jarryd Ziedas all were looking for the win with Jarryd Ziedas out of gate four prevailing.
Carley Gittus, Jack Hunter and New Zealand visitor Brian Miller had their chances and grabbed places but they fell short of the necessary qualifying points.