Noel Smith lights it up in preparation for his race in the Benaraby Raceway drag race meeting on Saturday.
Noel Smith lights it up in preparation for his race in the Benaraby Raceway drag race meeting on Saturday.

Diley reigns supreme at final Benaraby drag meet



TOP driver Paul Dilley sure knows how to celebrate with a dominant display securing his place as the 2005 club champion at Saturday's final Benaraby Raceway meeting.

Dilley has reigned supreme in the Super Street class during 2005 and made sure of his title double with victory in the final round.

Dilley and his XF Falcon have been regular sights throughout 2005 and with four victories clearly was the raceway's top driver.

Steve Bugden was another class champion to enjoy a win in the final round when he crossed first across the finish line in the Competition class.

Bugden has also had a fine 2005, but his total of 86 points had him settling for second place behind Dilley in the club standings.

Peter Hyland produced a fine display to win the Street race, but was never going to threaten 2005 champion Don Sheppard.

Sheppard qualified fastest in his Falcon ute which was enough to secure him the crown over Shelly Cochrane.

Lachlan Page was beaten by Larry Fisher in the Bike race, but that was not enough for him to relinquish his hold on the class title.

Like all the class winners, Page has had a fine 2005 and thoroughly deserved not only his victory, but third in the club standings.

Meanwhile, Matthew McLaughlin won the final round, but settled for second in the Junior Dragster class behind winner Daniel List.

The day also featured some rare racing in the Powder Puff bracket for those who do not usually race.

Kylie Jeremy enjoyed her day out with a nice victory ahead of Suzanne Ward.

Final round results located in Sports Details on page 35.



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