Team Dirt Dog's Lincoln Bath Grabs Top 5 Finish in Kings Royal V
Kingaroy, QLD AU | Feb. 1, 2017 - Stepping up from the Production Sedan ranks to the faster, Modified Sedan division against 70 of the nations best drivers in the biggest race of the year would intimidate most. But Lincoln Bath wasn't worried as he strapped into the Team Dirt Dog/Macdonald Racing #27 normally driven by Shane Macdonald, who was tapped to drive the #4 FJ Contracting VE Commodore for John and Fiona Benson. Bath showed poise, skill and speed over the entire three day event and battled for 40 laps to score 4th place in the "$10K to Win" Kings Royal A-Main at Lucas Oil Kingaroy Speedway last Saturday.
Greg Worling has won the Modified Sedan feature, claiming his second Kings Royal event in front of a massive crowd. Worling started from the fourth row and impressively worked his way forward around the top of the race track to chase down early leaders Mark Raymont and Brett Baxter. The three then embarked on a 3 way and often 3 wide battle on a brilliantly prepared race track that produced outstanding racing over the three nights. Once Worling finally got the lead, he was then chased down and caught by Mathew Pascoe who was looking like causing a masssive upset in his one off cameo Modfiied Sedan appearance. Pascoe and Worling raced side by side for lap until a stoppage on lap 39. at the restart, the two continued the battle until Pascoe cut down his right rear tyre ending his hopes of a Kings Royal crown. Worling than streaked away to win his second Kings Royal event in only four years just ahead of Brett Baxter, Rodney Pammenter, Lincoln Bath and Mark Raymont. The racing was unbeablable all weekend and his feature race was easily the best Kings Royal one yet.
Here are the quick results for the entire weekend including the Monster Cash Raffle winners.
Modified Sedans - Kings Royal
- Greg Worling 2. Brett Baxter 3. Rodney Pammenter 4. Lincoln Bath
5. Mark Raymont
- Adam Butler 2. Cody O'Connell 3. Scott Thomsen
- Darren Kane 2. Aaron Van Zeeland 3. Brett Watson
- Tim Smith 2. Josh Harm 3. Sarah Franz
- Nathan Barbeler 2. Ashley Barron 3. Mark Purdie
- Casey Collins 2. Jack Cameron 3. Dakota Laverty
The club would sincerely like to thank everyone that help make the Kings Royal a huge success. From all the volunteers, to all the drivers, crews and families that travelled massive distances to be part of the event and all of the fans that flocked to the venue in droves you have all made this event a massive success. The club would like to thank everyone that purchased and sold raffle tickets in the above mentioned Monster Cash Draw as fundraising effort like this help make events like the Kings Royal possible.
The club will have a short 7 week break before V8 Super Sedans return on 18th March along with the Grand final of the Modified Sedan IBRP Golden Helmet Series, Round 4 of the TWA Allstar Series and Production Sedans for another massive event at Lucas Oil Kingaroy Speedway.