Simpson starts from the front to take out Ern Overall memorial trophy

February 6, 2024 3:45 pm in by
Image: Daniel Simpson / Dean Miller Photography

Horsham’s Daniel Simpson has prevailed in a drama-filled evening of Modified Sedan racing in Ballarat, collecting the 2024 Ern Overall Memorial Trophy at Redline Raceway on Saturday night.

Simpson started the night’s 25-lap feature race from the front after winning the first of six heats and narrowly prevailing in the top 8 pole shuffle, but his run to victory was far from straightforward, with Darren Cockerill and Matt Gerlach both mounting a stiff challenge before the latter retired with mechanical problems.
Ultimately, Simpson was able to hold out Cockerill in a tight finish, with Ballarat’s Darcy Wilson finishing third.

Simpson says it was handy starting from the front after winning his heat.

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“We had a good night, we got a clean run through the heats and managed to win the pole shuffle,” he said.

The next event at Redline Raceway will be held on Saturday 17 February, featuring SRA Pro Sprintcars, Speedcars, Sports Sedans and Standard Saloons.