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Current WA junior sedan champion Blake Iwanow powers to victory in Narrogin.
Camera IconCurrent WA junior sedan champion Blake Iwanow powers to victory in Narrogin. Credit: Jessica J Photography

Reigning WA junior sedan champion Blake Iwanow has made a bold statement to his rivals ahead of next month’s WA title after an emphatic performance at Narrogin Speedway on Saturday night.

Iwanow was a dominant winner of the Junior Sedan Racing Association round held at the venue, crossing the line more than three seconds ahead of his nearest rival in the 15-lap feature race.

After winning the WA junior sedan title last season, Iwanow will attempt to join rare air and win back-to-back titles when a big field of drivers from around the State converge on Narrogin from January 17-19.

Iwanow beat Darryl George home by 3.241sec. in the final, while Bryden Southwell rounded out the podium placings.

As a result, Iwanow also won the prestigious Christmas Cup honour and, in the process, set new records for junior sedans in eight and 15-lap races at the track.

Luke Nardini scored a hometown win in the Formula 500 West Coast Series.
Camera IconLuke Nardini scored a hometown win in the Formula 500 West Coast Series. Credit: Jessica J Photography

There was a hometown win for Luke Nardini in the Formula 500 West Coast Series, also run on the night.

Nardini made a welcome return to the top step of the podium as he downed Chris Dymock and fellow Narrogin resident Glenn Carstairs in the 20-lap final.

Starting from the second row, Nardini applied plenty of pressure on the back of Dymock, who won the pole shuffle. On lap 12, Nardini grabbed the lead from Dymock and he sailed clear to win by 2.543sec. on his home track.

Earlier heat wins went to Cody Turacchio, Jamie Nardini, Dymock and George Eaton.

More than 80 cars contested the Christmas Cup event in Narrogin, with other division winners including Mike Coles (V8 dirt modifieds), Braeden Aylmore (super mods), Darren Blight (production sedans), Richard Hicks (street stocks), Nash Waldron (junior F500), Brock Lake (new star juniors), Jacinta Tester (senior F125) and Jasmin Ellis (junior F125).

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