Aeroflow Sportsman Eastern Conference, Winternats Winners crowned

In front of a full house at Willowbank Raceway, the Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship has celebrated its inaugural Eastern Conference winners alongside its Gulf Western Oil Winternationals victors this evening.

The Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship took to the track over the past four days alongside the final round of the NDRC title chase for Top Fuel, XPRO Nitro Funny Car, Top Doorslammer, Top Fuel Motorcycle, Pro Alcohol, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, FuelTech Pro Mod – for a full wrap-up of the racing for those brackets, please click here.

Taking out the Eastern Conference wins for their respective brackets were Dean Jamieson (Modified Bike, over Nick Thompson), Craig Collis (Real Street, over Kay Swenson), Zayne Condello (Junior Dragster, over Savanna Condello), Adam Jordan (Junior Drag Bike, over James Lowday), Luke ‘Tex’ Griffiths (Super Street, over Andrew Waight), Daniel Morris (Top Sportsman, over Tony Whyatt), Sean Maher (Super Sedan, over Daniel List), Cory Dyson (Modified, over Daniel Carranza), Leonard Azzopardi (Extreme Bike, over Brendan Miglionico), Edge Mallis (Performance Bike, over Ken Collin), Toby Austin (Supercharged Outlaws, over Davydd Estcourt), Mitchell Oxley (Competition, over Peter Pisalidis), and Darrin Gay (Super Stock, over Steve Norman). 

Colin Griffin was also celebrated as the Super Gas Western Conference winner over Vince Panetta, although the bracket wasn’t contested at this event. 

Luke ‘Tex’ Griffiths (Cackling Pipes)

Joining them in being celebrated at the end-of-event presentations were the event winners and runners-up, with the following racers taking out the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals accolades: Brian Alvisio (Modified Bike, over Dale Marshall), Craig Collis (Real Street, Paul Neilsen), Carlos Harvey (Junior Dragster, over Vanz Peirano), Marcus McDonald (Junior Drag Bike, over Jaidyn Schofield), Josh Fletcher (Super Street, over Craig Warren), Paul Doeblien (Top Sportsman, over Neil Maxwell), Victor Tsatlogianis (Super Sedan, over Patrick Barron), Lucas Holz (Modified, over Andrew Pinkstone), Nathan Neilson (Extreme Bike, over Dillan Lacey), Phillip Webster (Performance Bike, over Edge Mallis), Toby Austin (Supercharged Outlaws, over Davydd Estcourt), and Luke Cartledge (SuperComp, over Darrin Gay) – despite a post-finish roll-over for the winner, from which he quickly emerged unscathed. Also on-track today was non-championship bracket Factory Xtreme, with Collin Willshire taking the victory over Jason Payne.

Toby Austin was one of two racers to secure both a Winternationals win and an Eastern Conference win this weekend, taking out the honours for Supercharged Outlaws. Craig Collis meanwhile took the Real Street win for both the Conference and the event.

“I am very happy with how we went this weekend as a team, we support Peter Leahy Custom Imports and we did well for them,” Austin said.

Toby Austin (Cackling Pipes)

“We came into the event up the top of the points, and going into eliminations we knew that Dave Estcourt would be fast and we might meet him in the finals.

“We did end up facing off in the finals and whoever won it, would win the Eastern Conference final as well.

“In the final we ran pretty much spot on the dial-in so that was good, and the car performed well and just as expected.

“We are excited to win both the event and the conference, it is very rewarding as a lot of work goes in back at the workshop to get the job done and to make the car consistent.” 

Non-championship bracket, Factory Xtreme, was also on-track at the event, with Collin Willshire celebrated as the event winner over runner-up, Jason Payne.

Stay tuned across the coming week for further Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship reporting from the Gulf Western Oil Winternationals, including further interviews with Eastern Conference and Winternationals winners as well as bracket by bracket rundowns.

To learn more about the NDRC, please visit www.ndrc.tv

Craig Collis (Cackling Pipes)

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