16 year old Manders and McAllen win Magic Man 34 in Perth.
Racing in only his first full season in Midgets Kaiden Manders beat a determined field of experienced Midget drivers to take the Magic Man 34 tribute races last night at the Perth Motorplex… The field included visiting US drivers including defending Magic man 34 Champion Alex Bright former USAC Champion Jerry Coons jnr and Casey Shuman. The current Speedcar Pro Series Champ Kingshott, Sydney’s Mark Brown and current POWRi SSS Champion Brett Thomas from Queensland. headed the 29 car field .
Starting out of position 6 Manders did not let the reputations of the visiting US drivers or the seasoned Australians to intimidate him. Running the McAllen prepare Deane Plant Hire car #21 the youngster calming moved past his more fancied and race harden rivals with skills that would have made Michael Figliomeni proud.
While Manders win might have come as a surprise to some the message was loud and clear a month earlier when Manders won his first Midget feature at Ellenbrook Speedway in round one of the Sheehan haulage Grand prix Series.
It was an emotional win for the young Manders; The Magic Man 34 pays tribute to former Australian Midget and Sprintcar Champion Michael Figliomeni
Sharing the podium with Kaiden Manders was Lee Redmond and Dayne Kingshott
The result from last nights Magic Man 34/Speedcar Pro Series Rd 1 at the Perth Motorplex: #CarlineSPS
Kaiden Manders from Lee Redmond, Dayne Kingshott, Jerry Coons Jnr, Neville Lance, Todd Waddell, Brock Hallett, Alfonso Guadagnino, Dean Merrylees. DNF: Dan Golding, Vaughan Manders, Casey Shuman, Alex Bright, Paul Robinson, Phil Tremeer, Mark Brown, Lee Dillon, Brett Thomas, Ben Hall, Rob Golding.
The opening round of the Carling Speedar Pro Series was run with the Magic Man 34 event .Round 2 of the Carling Pro Series in set down for Manjimup Speedway Sunday night .Manjimup is an aboringal name meaning the meeting place , will we meet you there ?