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Debutant takes victory amidst close finishes in Lithgow finals

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West Australian Samuel Dicker has been rewarded from his impressive first Pro Tour round performance to secure the victory in the Sodi Junior Max Trophy Class, with wins across many of the classes being separated by less than a second in a string of enthralling finals in Lithgow.

After securing a clean sweep of victories throughout Saturday’s heat races, Victorian Hamish Leighton showed a clean set of heels throughout the DD2 Masters pre-final, engaging in battles with both Adam Hunter and Danny Wright before taking victory in the 24 lap event. Steve Ellery returned through the pack after having dropped back early in the race to take fourth with Lee Adams’ consistent impressive lap speed securing him fifth. A post-race penalty of ten seconds applied to Leighton saw him relegated to eighth with the victory handed to Wright.

With the results of the pre-final determining the grid positions for the 30 lap pre-final, Hamish Leighton would start from the fourth row with a challenge to secure a podium position. Adam Hunter led from the outset in his LH Kart before a hard charging Leighton worked through the two speed gearbox field to eventually be on the tail of the Sydney driver. Hamish was then able to secure the victory by 1.4 seconds over Hunter with Lee Adams holding for third from Darren Foley and Trevor Whitby.

Next Event Round five of the 2014 Rotax Pro Tour takes place in Geelong, Victoria from May 24-26 with it being the Jason Richards Memorial event.

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