Melton’s Jordyn Charge put in a dominant performance to claim the 360 Sprintcars Gold Cup event at Hamilton’s Western Speedway.
Having focused most of his season on the 410 category, Charge returned to the 360 format for the Gold Cup late last month. It was a stunning performance by the 20-year-old, who was the best driver all day.
Charge won his two heats to top the timesheets after qualifying to earn pole position for the main race.
After jumping the original start, he was out of the blocks on the restart.
He controlled the race for the entire 15 laps to record a comfortable win.
It’s a track that Charge has had success on before, winning the Victorian 360 Sprintcar title at the same venue in the 2016-17 season.
Charge was ecstatic with the win.
“Any time where you can come away with the win is fantastic, but to do it in the fashion that I did made it even more satisfying,” he said.
“My team provided me with a great car from the beginning of the night through to the end, so it was pleasing to be able to hold up my end of the bargain by driving it to victory.
“I can’t thank everyone enough, which includes not only my pit crew but my sponsors, family and supporters in the crowd. To be able to finish the night with a win is one of the best ways to thank everyone.”
Charge was back in action on Saturday in the 410 Sprintcar competition at Wangaratta.
He is currently ninth in the standings.