DEFENDING AHG Sprintcar Series Champion Cameron Gessner raced to victory in the Coal Miners Cup held at the Quit Collie Speedway on Saturday night.
He started from pole position and led all the way to win from Trent Pigdon and Jamie Maiolo, with the winning margin being just 1.311 seconds.
Callum Williamson finished fourth ahead of Lee Nash, Cale Sotiroff, Sheldon Brady and Jason Pryde.
It was a good night for the eventual winner who enjoyed a win and a second earlier in the show.
Unfortunately it was a tough night for some of his rivals in round seven of the 2013-14 series, including Kye Scroop who started from position six and put in a strong drive to get up to second place at one stage.
He withdrew from the contest on lap 24 after suffering a broken fuel line.
Brad Maiolo was another who had mixed results on the Collie track.
He was the top qualifier and after a fourth and then a win in the heats he qualified for the Gold Shootout with brother Jamie, but they were no match for Gessner and Pigdon who advanced from the Silver Shootout and claimed the front row for the 30-lap feature race.
Maiolo spun out a couple of times in the main event and went infield on lap 24.
Ryan Lancaster spun on lap seven and was hit hard by Damian Blacka, forcing both of them to the infield for the remainder of the show.
Jason Kendrick, who started from position nine, muscled his way forward and got into the top three before he pulled infield with only a few laps remaining.
Jason Pryde, Sheldon Brady, Callum Williamson, Cale Sotiroff and Ryan Lancaster all announced they were playing their Joker card at the start of the night, doubling their points for the round.
Luke Dillon still leads the series from Gessner with Pryde moving into third, Sotiroff fourth and Jamie Maiolo fifth.
The series takes a short break before returning to the Perth Motorplex for the Boxing Day Bonanza on December 26 and then Quit Bunbury Speedway on December 28.
AHG SPRINTCAR SERIES POINTSCORE (After Round #7)
1. Luke Dillon 1272 *
2. Cameron Gessner 1270
3. Jason Pryde 1264 *
4. Cale Sotiroff 1260 *
5. Jamie Maiolo 1236
6. Sheldon Brady 1236 *
7. Callum Williamson 1230 *
8. Bradley Maiolo 1196
9. Trent Pigdon 1158 *
10. Jason Kendrick 1154
11. Ryan Lancaster 1152 *
12. Daniel Harding 1118 *
13. Carl Dowling 1096 *
14. Kye Scroop 1082
15. Lee Nash 1002
16. David Priolo 984
17. Shaun Bradford 876 *
18. Mark Wells 760
19. Troy Beckingham 526
20. Jason Boland 480
21. Brodie Minchin 396
22. Matt Young 252
* Indicates driver has played his double points "Joker" card.
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Cameron Gessner - On His Way To Winning The Coal Miners Cup @ Quit Collie Speedway
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