Cagney crowned autocross champion

ON THE PACE: Dale Cagney was quick out of the box in the final round of the South Eastern Automobile Club’s Autocross series, setting the pace and claiming the championship honours. Picture: SNAPPERIFIC PHOTOGRAPHY

DALE Cagney has stormed to the 2017 South Eastern Automobile Club Autocross championship after a typical performance last weekend.

Cagney was quick out of the box, showing why he is the current SEAC Park champion, but did not have it all his own way.

Jason Winterfield put in a credible effort, keeping Cagney honest for the five runs on the day.

The ever-consistent Adam Jesse was close behind in his Subaru 4WD.

Cameron Jesse completed another consistent day and will again carry a top-five plate through to 2018.

Geoff Wilson proved age is no barrier, enjoying his time on the circuit with a sixth place finish behind the V8 Falcon of Simon Feil.

John Whitehead had a day to forget, struggling with grip and pushing too hard on the final lap of the his 2017 season, clipping a course marker and suffering a bent steering arm, unable to finish the day.

Club president Kevin Raedel pushed hard in his usual style, with his XR6 Falcon sideways at every possible chance.

In only his second event, Aiden Brand claimed the junior honours from Emmerine Botha and Jessica Becker.

Meanwhile, the 2018 series – to be known as the SEAC Super Series – is shaping up to be bigger and better.