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Gino Manzares Wins The Rob Woffinden Classic!

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Rising star Gino Manzares (USA) has taken out the fourth running of the Rob Woffinden Classic at the Pinjar Park Speedway in brilliant fashion.
The 20 year old Manzares looked sharp all night around the 142 metre Pinjar Park circuit and led home New South Welshmen Rowan Tungate and Jason Doyle in the final, with Majej Kus (Czech Republic) crossing the line fourth.

Obviously his experience on the small tracks in California paid off for Manzares, who started the night off by winning the International One Lap Challenge.

Manzares was clocked at 10.14 seconds to beat Kus 10.27, WA Champion Daniel Winchester 10.32, Paco Castagna (Italy) 10.37, Jason Doyle 10.44, Ricky Kling (Sweden) 10.49, Kyle Newman (UK) 10.51, Rowan Tungate 10.53 and Dakota North (Vic) 10.72.

The top notch field of riders, arguably the best to be seen on an Australian circuit this summer, didn't disappoint the large crowd in attendance with some super action in the heat races.

Manzares and Doyle were the top scorers on 14 points apiece, with Kus next best on 13 points, followed by Tungate 12, Newman 11, Kling 10, Castagna 10 and Winchester 8.

The first semi final went to Manzares over Tungate and Kling, with Doyle proving too strong for Kus and Winchester in the second one.
The stage was set for an exciting final and so it proved to be.

Manzares charged out of gate 1 to lead Doyle and Tungate. Coming out of turn 2 Doyle slid out wide and Tungate was through to second. That's the way they finished in an entertaining race.

The sidecars turned on a great display for the fans, even though they were down in numbers. There was plenty of passing and a little bit of paint was dislodged as the outfits banged their way around the tight little oval. The A Final went to Tony Shields/Ash Brown over Hugh Briotti/Brayden Wells, with the B Final seeing Vince Gianoncelli/Andy Gajek beating Scott Charsley/Juston Winchester.

The action continues at Pinjar Park next Saturday (November 30) with the visiting riders staying on for the Oz Hot Shots versus the International All Stars team challenge.

Teams racing is very different from an individual event like we saw on Saturday and many of the riders on show are very skilled at teams competition from their experience in Great Britain and across Europe.

Guest Writer - Ken Brown.

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Paco is about 19 I think. Great guy, we raced against him and the Italian team in Hungary.

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