The Slideways Open Sprint Series hit Slideways Go Karting Brisbane Eagle Farm for the very first-time last night, with a bumper field of racers turning on the action.
The event was run to the standard Sprint format, with a short qualifying session followed by three ten-minute-long races, with a random invert setting the grid for race two, with the starting order for the finale set by combined points from qualifying and the opening two heats.
With a mix of newcomers and experienced Slideways race event competitors, it was rookie racer Lindsay Edwards on pole position with a time of 40.699sec.
Second on the grid was Liam Hydes, ahead of Luke Day, Daniel Connor, Christian Bishop, Shaun Willcocks, Jason Irwin, Shane Elford, Michael Baines, Darryn Van Hout, Brodie Smith, Alex Jacovides, Scott Shaw, Clayton Hydes, Richard Trevillien, Ian Harvey and Peter Phillips.
The opening race saw Liam Hydes climb into the lead early, before scooting away to a 16sec victory with a fastest race lap of 39.666sec.
Second place went to Edwards, then Bishop, Connor, Day, Willcocks, Baines, Irwin, Jacovides, Van Hout, Shaw, Clayton Hydes, Trevillien, Elford, Smith, Harvey and Phillips.
With the maximum nine grid places reversed for race two, it was Jacovides with the pole position, of which he was able to convert into the win by 4sec over Irwin, along the way collecting the fastest lap of the race at a 40.232sec.
Third went to Willcocks, then Day, Connor, Baines, Van Hout, Liam Hydes, Shaw, Clayton Hydes, Elford, Smith, Bishop, Edwards, Trevillien, Harvey and Phillips.
For the third race, the Liam Hydes show continued, with a dominant 14sec win with a fastest lap of 39.560sec.
Second went to Edwards, then Day, Connor, Jacovides, Irwin, Willcocks, Baines, Van Hout, Shaw, Elford, Clayton Hydes, Bishop, Trevillien, Harvey and Phillips.
Overall for the evening it was Liam Hydes on top from Edwards and Day.
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Slideways Junior Sprint Series
Round 10: Sunday 17th November (Reverse Direction)
Registration 7:30am, driver briefing 8am
3 Lap Qualifying, 10min Race, 10min Race (Random Draw Reverse Grid), 10min Final Race $100pp
Slideways Open Sprint Series
Round 10: Friday 29th November (Reverse Direction Feature)
Registration 7pm, driver briefing 7:30pm
10min Qualifying, 10min Race, 10min Race (Random Draw Reverse Grid), 30min Final Race $150pp