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25 March 2020
Pimpinio’s Jock Baker has won the Victorian Limited Sportsman Title in a ‘nail-biter’ finale.
Baker took out the top position at Rosedale Speedway, where he clinched the lead with just under two laps remaining.
Bairnsdale’s Lindsay Trotter placed second and Hamilton’s Chris Ansell, third.
Baker said he was overjoyed with his title win, showing his hard work had paid off.
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“It’s seriously the best feeling ever,” he said.
“Speedway is full of highs and lows, and thankfully, we are riding a high at the moment.
“That final race on Saturday night was a career highlight – unforgettable.
“We invest so much into our sport, not only financially, but also emotionally. We work just as hard off the track as on and Saturday night, it all paid off.”
This is Baker’s fourth state title having won two previous South Australian titles and another Victorian title.
Baker said Trotter had the lead but a good 15 laps of clean racing later he could feel his car getting quicker.
“I had more than 50 litres of fuel onboard to get through the final, the car was handling okay, but Lindsay got me on turn two of the second lap,” he said.
“The car was just coming on and with the weight of the burnt fuel gone, just got quicker.”
Baker thanked his supporters and sponsors.
“This is far, far from a one-man show. There is no way I could race without my sponsors, pit crew and supporters. I am so happy to have the Vic 1 back on the car, not just for me, but for them also.”
• Due to COVID-19, all speedway racing has been postponed until further notice.
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