Big Birthday Win for the RSA President.
Last Saturday night Darren Cassidy was given the chance to take George Regent’s number 23 Street Stocker out for a run on the Tamworth dirt as a birthday present from George to Darren. Darren thanked George with a place on top of the podium by taking the Falcon over the line first for the win in the feature. What an awesome way to celebrate a birthday.
Cassidy, after a long break away from driving, leapt out of the gate quickly and was soon hot on the tailpipe of Max Cotton’s well presented Monaro in heat one until Cassidy showed some stunt driving skills by one of a doughnut or two coming around turn 2 chasing Max. Cotton went on to a convincing win in heat one but the Monaro suffered a few teething problems and finished the night there.
Cassidy’s nose in the front – just.
Darren Cassidy kept his nose up the front of the race pack for the rest of the night and earned himself a P2 start in the feature. Driving some tight lines down low Cassidy made it hard to get passed and even though he may not have been running the quickest times on the track, his driving style and positioning of the #23 Ford was such that his competitors just couldn’t find a way past.
The feature decided by milliseconds!
As the final flag fell for the night for the Street Stockers Cassidy had managed to keep the Goerge Regent #23 Ford Falcon just ahead of the “Platt Racing Wee Waa” Commodore for a close finish. An exciting end to a great night for the Stockers at Tamworth Speedway.
Swap one seat for another.
After the feature, Cassidy was asked how he was going to celebrate the win. He responded by saying, “driving back home for a good sleep, I’m stuffed after all the excitement”. Darren will now swap Saturday nights “racing seat” for the chair he is more used to these days as he returns to the duties required as the Racing Sedans Australia President and a member of the Board of Speedway Australia.
Racing Sedans Australia – by the Drivers for the Drivers!
Our president showed just how true this is! Racing Sedans Australia was founded in 1984 on the ideals of starting a speedway association that was run by drivers and not executives. This rings true even today. I am not aware of many motorsport associations where the “head of the board” swaps their office chair for a spot behind the wheel on the track!