Myalup’s Maiolo leads series after 11 rounds

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Myalup’s Brad Miaolo is in the box seat to claim a hat-trick of AHG Sprintcar Series Championships after a third-place finish at the weekend.

Maiolo has 1824 points so far this series and has plenty of breathing space from second-placed Jason Kendrick (1782) and Jamie Oldfield (1766), who is in third.

Brad’s brother Jamie Maiolo sits in fourth with 1744 points. Shaun Bradford claimed his third feature win of the season when he won round 11 of the series from Kendrick and Brad Maiolo at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.

Bradford, who is the only driver to have won multiple races in the series, started from fifth on the grid, but set his sights on the lead early and was soon near the front.

Maiolo started from seventh and was stuck on the inside line early, but worked his way up the field and by the seventh lap was in third position. Bradford was hard to chase down, as Kendrick and Maiolo battled for second.

Maiolo briefly slipped to fourth after an incident with a lapped car, giving Kaiden Manders a chance on the podium, but on the restart Maiolo found his way back into third.

Bradford had enough speed to claim the win from the two series challengers, with Manders finishing in fourth and Jamie Maiolo finishing in fifth despite starting from ninth. Brad Maiolo’s night had a great start when he won the Victory 1 Performance award in his new car, after winning the first heat from Bradford. Jamie Maiolo gave the team its second win in the next heat. The AHG Sprintcar Series comes to the QUIT Bunbury Speedway this Saturday night.

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