NO STOPPING MAT: Pascoe wins in Super Sedans
MOTORSPORT: There's no stopping Ipswich driver Mat Pascoe in his Super Sedan at the moment.
The former state champion is well on his way to winning another title after taking out the fourth round of the Brims Concrete Super Sedan series at Carina Speedway on Saturday night.
Pascoe claimed the round after winning the 40-lap feature by more than a second over Darren Kane and Matt Williams.
The Super Sedan driver avoided crashes and lapped traffic to work his way from sixth to the lead with 10 laps to go.
Pascoe then held off his competition to win his third round of the series and extend his championship lead.
"The car was good in a lot of ways," he said.
"I qualified on pole and a young kid then drew sixth out of eighth for where I needed to start.
"So I had to come through the field."
In a stroke of luck, Pascoe ended up with his car perfect;y configured for the final, despite not having time before an earlier heat to make changes he otherwise would have.
The unchanged set-up helped Pascoe win that heat and the main race.
"We pretty much got the car where we needed it to go," he said.
"We got the right set-up."
The win means Pascoe is unbeaten in all feature races this year after claiming the past two rounds, in Rockhampton and Archerfield.
The first round in Kingaroy was washed out.
Pascoe said the secret to his success had been simple.
"It's all about finding the sweet spot on all types of tracks," he said.
"We're back to our normal set-up, which has worked."
This was the first time Pascoe has come to Bundaberg since the track reopened in September and he was impressed with what he saw.
"The track surface is much better than what it was before," he said.
"The event ran smoothly and pretty well and we will definitely be back to race again."
Pascoe will now prepare for four major days of racing at the end of the year in the Summer Slam.
The Slam sees Super Sedans race on four straight days, starting in Gympie on December 28 and ending at Toowoomba on New Year's Eve.
"It's what we've been waiting for," Pascoe said.
"We'll race in that before heading to Tasmania for bigger races next year."
In other results on the night, Frank Packer won Production Sedans and Casey Collins took out the Junior Sedans.
The next event at Carina Speedway is on Boxing Day.