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Last night saw Moora Speedway playing host to the sixth round of the Stainless Fastener Supplies West Coast Series, proudly presented by Alltorque Engineering and in the process, saw Cody Turacchio put on an epic display of racing as he worked his way through the pack to grab the win, his second of the year.
An unfortunate DNF with mechanical issues in the opening heat was quickly pushed aside as the Turacchio Motorsports team worked hard to rectify the issue and claim the final heat of the night (other heat wins were shared by Steven Ellement (2), Matt Brown (2) and Ryan Higgs).
Unfortunately, dropping a bundle of points in the opening heat saw Turacchio buried in the mid pack madness event, yet somehow he managed to use the six lap race to his advantage, racing through the field and claiming the win to secure a seventh place starting position in the feature.
For the fourth time this season, Steven Ellement claimed the pole position for the feature by virtue of winning the top six shootout event from Chris Dymock, Brown, Higgs, Brendon Marshman and Brendan Wright, with nineteen of the original twenty three starters of the night making the start in the twenty lap feature.
Ellement would get the jump and lead the opening lap, with Dymock in second, followed by Brown, Marshman and Turacchio quickly into fifth place.
The first yellow light would come on with just one lap complete, seeing Marshman restarting from the rear and Turacchio now in fourth place, with the next three lap stanza seeing the order unchanged until the yellows came on once again.
This time it was Matt Brown sent to the rear, seeing Ellement lead away Dymock, Turacchio and Higgs, Turacchio quickly disposing of Dymock and moving into second place.
The next few laps were littered with stoppages, one lap at a time being completed, but finally on lap eleven a solid green light run was started, with Ellement leading Turacchio while Higgs had moved into third past Dymock and Brown had raced his way back into sixth behind Matthew Edwards-Pope.
On lap twelve Turacchio made his move and grabbed the lead, while Brown also moved past Edwards-Pope.
Lap seventeen would see the final stoppage, setting up a three lap dash to the finish, Turacchio leading away Ellement, Higgs, Dymock and Brown.
Brown made some massive moves on the restart to grab third place, but from here the order remained unchanged, Turacchio scoring his second win of the season ahead of Ellement and Brown. Dymock, Edwards-Pope, Higgs, Jake Pobjoy, Steve Carter, Brendan Wright, Amy Waldron, Damian Della and Neville Couper rounded out the finishers.
With last nights results totaled up, Higgs still has a seventy two point lead in the overall Stainless Fastener Supplies West Coast Series standings, with Ellement in second and Dymock ten points further back in third place.
The Formula 500’s will now have a bit of a break before returning to the Perth Motorplex on the 30th of January, while the next round of the Stainless Fastener Supplies West Coast Series will be round seven, proudly presented by Burson Auto Parts, Myaree, and held at the Narrogin Speedway on the 6th of February, 2021.
The 2020/21 Stainless Fastener Supplies West Coast Series, proudly presented by Corporeal Health, Alltorque Engineering, Ridgetech Roofing Pty Ltd, Burson Auto Parts Myaree, TRS HD Mechanical, Hedington Motorsports, JC Performance Heads, Three Springs IGA, Pope Racing, Opal Finance, Freo Group Pty Ltd.

Release by DTN Media.
Pics Courtesy Formula 500’s WA.

Official Results
Heat One, 8 laps: 1. WA1 Steven Ellement, 2. 53 Brendan Wright, 3. 31 Ted Street, 4. 46 Jake Pobjoy (9), 5. 26 Craig Noakes (9), 6. 28 Nikita Donohoe (9). DNF: 5 Cody Turacchio (8), 23 Nash Waldron (0). Total Time: 2.42.547. Winning Margin: 14.056. Fastest Lap: 15.709 Steven Ellement.
Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. 7 Ryan Higgs 2. 3 Chris Dymock, 3. 36 Brendon Marshman, 4. 81 Jacob Priest, 5. 75 Tyler Carter, 6. 41 Neville Couper, 7. 20 Ryan Barrowcliff (9), 8. 76 Steve Carter (9). Total Time: 2.47.466. Winning Margin: 3.605. Fastest Lap: 15.969 Ryan Higgs.
Heat Three, 8 laps: 1. 4 Matt Brown, 2. 14 Matthew Edwards-Pope, 3. 101 Damian Della, 4. 39 Amy Waldron, 5. 57 Jason Stoekel (9), 6. 21 Bryan Sharpe (9). DNF: 82 Troy Samwell (8). Total Time: 2.46.860. Winning Margin: 11.520. Fastest Lap: 15.822 Matt Brown.
Heat Four, 8 laps: 1. WA1 Steven Ellement, 2. 3 Chris Dymock, 3. 23 Nash Waldron, 4. 46 Jake Pobjoy, 5. 81 Jacob Priest, 6. 75 Tyler Carter (9). DNF: 28 Nikita Donohoe (0). DNS: 20 Ryan Barrowcliffe. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 3.503. Fastest Lap: 16.029 Steven Ellement.
Heat Five, 8 laps: 1. 4 Matt Brown, 2. 7 Ryan Higgs, 3. 36 Brendon Marshman, 4. 14 Matthew Edwards-Pope, 5. 57 Jason Stoekel, 6. 41 Neville Couper (9). DNF: 76 Steve Carter (3). DNS: 82 Troy Samwell. Total Time: 2.46.335. Winning Margin: 0.847. Fastest Lap: 15.952 Matt Brown.
Heat Six, 8 laps: 1. 5 Cody Turacchio, 2. 53 Brendan Wright, 3. 39 Amy Waldron, 4. 31 Ted Street, 5. 101 Damian Della, 6. 26 Craig Noakes (9). DNS: 21 Bryan Sharpe. Total Time: 2.51.377. Winning Margin: 6.865. Fastest Lap: 16.128 Cody Turacchio.
Pole Shuffle 1, 2 laps: 1. 36 Brendon Marshman, 2. 53 Brendan Wright. Total Tine: 37.327. Winning Margin: 1.688. Fastest Lap: 16.593 Brendon Marshman.
Pole Shuffle 2, 2 laps: 1. 3 Chris Dymock, 2. 36 Brendon Marshman. Total Time: 36.833. Winning Margin: 0.783. Fastest Lap: 16.617 Chris Dymock.
Pole Shuffle 3, 2 laps: 1. 3 Chris Dymock, 2. 7 Ryan Higgs. Total Time: 36.526. Winning Margin: 0.022. Fastest Lap: 16.497 Ryan Higgs.
Pole Shuffle 4, 2 laps: 1. 3 Chris Dymock, 2. 4 Matt Brown. Total Time: 35.945. Winning Margin: 0.744. Fastest Lap: 16.489 Chris Dymock.
Pole Shuffle 5, 2 laps: 1. WA1 Steven Ellement, 2. 3 Chris Dymock. Total Time: 36.130. Winning Margin: 1.186. Fastest Lap: 16.044 Steven Ellement.
Mid Pack Madness, 6 laps: 1. 5 Cody Turacchio, 2. 14 Matthew Edwards-Pope, 3. 31 Ted Street, 4. 81 Jacob Priest, 5. 39 Amy Waldron, 6. 101 Damian Della, 7. 46 Jake Pobjoy, 8. 57 Jason Stoekel, 9. 23 Nash Waldron, 10. 75 Tyler Carter, 11. 76 Steve Carter, 12. 26 Craig Noakes. DNS: 20 Ryan Barrowcliffe, 21 Bryan Sharpe, 28 Nikita Donohoe, 41 Neville Couper, 82 Troy Samwell. Total Time: 1.45.501. Winning Margin: 0.871. Fastest Lap: 16.403 Cody Turacchio.
Feature, 20 laps: 1. 5 Cody Turacchio, 2. WA1 Steven Ellement, 3. 4 Matt Brown, 4. 3 Chris Dymock, 5. 14 Matthew Edwards-Pope, 6. 7 Ryan Higgs, 7. 46 Jake Pobjoy, 8. 76 Steve Carter, 9. 53 Brendan Wright, 10. 39 Amy Waldron, 11. 101 Damian Della, 12. 41 Neville Couper (18). DNF: 23 Nash Waldron (10), 31 Ted Street (10), 75 Tyler Carter (10), 81 Jacob Priest (9), 26 Craig Noakes (6), 57 Jason Stoekel (3). DQ: 36 Brendon Marshman. DNS: 20 Ryan Barrowcliffe, 21 Bryan Sharpe, 28 Nikita Donohoe, 82 Troy Samwell. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.673. Fastest Lap 16.201 Cody Turacchio.



Pics Courtesy Formula 500’s WA




Pics Courtesy Formula 500’s WA

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