The penultimate round of the 2022/2023 Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series, the Twilight Nationals, concluded in style on Saturday evening at Mildura’s Sunset Strip, setting the stage for what is sure to be an intense ANDRA Grand Final fight in just two weeks’ time (Perth Motorplex, March 4/5).
After two hot days of racing in Competition Bike, a win for Jake Hamilton-Moderate was something of a redemption for the SA racer, after recent difficulties.
The bracket runs a three-round format, with Hamilton-Moderate earning his way to the final with wins on his Suzuki Hayabusa over Archie Fabian (round one) and David Willis (round three) with a bye in round two, while runner-up Joe Khoury defeated David Willis in round two and enjoyed a bye in round three, following a round one lose to Mark Habel. Edge Mallis was the Decoglaze Glass Splashbacks Top Qualifier for the bracket.
“We haven’t had a chance to do much racing lately, so it is good to come out on a high. We ran in Alice Springs and blew the bike up, and then went to Portland and I disqualified myself,” explained the former champion.
“The bike ran very well all weekend, we definitely go ourselves comfortable, and the final went well, including a personal best run.
“We are definitely happy to have another tree – thank you to Modcon Civil, and also to my wife and family.”