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Australian Championship Podium for Boyes

David Boyes couldn’t have been happier to finish third in last weekend’s Australian AMCA Nationals Championship at his home track – Kalgoorlie International Speedway – becoming the first ever Western Australian-based racer to score a podium result in the event.

Off the back of a disappointing result in his maiden Australian Championship attempt at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia during the 2014-15 season running of the event, where he missed out on the feature race after finishing ninth in the B main, the current and two-time Western Australian Champion was thrilled to have well and truly made amends in his second attempt in the event.

Starting from position three for the Australian Championship-deciding feature race, Boyes made his way up to second in the early stages, before being pipped by current Victorian Champion Jamie Collins on lap nine. He then managed to hold on to third place for the remainder of the 40-lap distance, fending off the advances of some stout competition, including defending Australian Champion Matt Hardy and current and three-time Tasmanian Champion Daniel Brooks.

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“To come away with a third-place finish and become the only Western Australian to visit the Australian Championship podium is a very satisfying result, and what better way to do it than in front of my home crowd,” expressed the 47-year-old racer, who overcame an early setback when he blew his first engine during a shakedown run at the track just one week prior to the event.

“To finish behind drivers of the calibre of Tim Reidy and Jamie Collins is a real honour and after such a busy week replacing my engine, finishing third against the country’s best is nothing to be ashamed about.

“Huge thanks must go out to my crew, my family and our sponsors for all of their incredible hard work and support, and for helping to make this result a possibility.”

Boyes displayed consistent form throughout the weekend, coming away with two thirds and a second-place finish in his heat races on the opening night of competition, placing him equal fourth in points heading into night two, where he managed to win in his remaining heat race, awarding him his third-place starting position for the Australian Championship-deciding feature race.

Now turning his attention to this Friday night’s Western Australian Title at Esperance Speedway, Boyes will hope to continue his strong form when he takes to the track in an attempt to achieve a hat trick of Western Australian Titles, having won last season’s running of the event at Kalgoorlie International Speedway, as well as the 2014-15 season Western Australian Title, which was incidentally also held at Esperance Speedway.

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Boyes would like to thank the following 2016-17 sponsors for their continued support: Boyes Equipment SVS, Snap-On Tools – Kalgoorlie, RAG Auto Electrical, Billet Engineering, EBM Insurance, Stick FX and Halina Valley Contracting. He would also like to give special thanks to his crew, Matt Cummings and Shaun Fostinelli, along with his family and friends.

Media Release – Amca Nationals Australia

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