Michael Messenger takes first Jetta club win at Phoenix Road

Racers at the Phoenix Road course go into the first corner

After 20 dramatic laps, racer Michael Messenger has won the Shark Racing Jetta Club race at Phoenix Road.

It was Simeon Trendell that took the early lead, but later spun off handing the lead to Steven Jones. However, late in the trace Jones dropped out, setting up a 3 way fight between Michael Messenger, Julian Dyer and Henri Vierumäki for the top 3 places.

Dyer, Vierumäki and Messenger battle for the top 3 places

Trendell lead from pole, with Jones staying with him in the early part of the race. Many drivers had difficulty negotiating the first corner, with many driver running wide. It was Trendell who lost out most with his spin, letting 3 cars through in front of him.

It was on lap 17 that Steven Jones dropped out of the race, transforming it in to a challenge for the 3 remaining driver. Messenger, Dyer and Vierumäki traded places right up until the final lap, which saw Dyer and Vierumäki cross the line just a couple of hundredths between them. It was Vierumäki who came out on top, securing second place 03.852 seconds behind Messenger.

Messenger widding at Phoenix Road

After 20 laps Messenger crossed the line to take a well earned, if rather lucky victory.

It was Steven Jones however that took the fastest lap before dropping out, with a time of 1:09.197.

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