FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 23/03/21
We spoke to RaceFit Athlete Jeremy Webb after claiming his ninth South Island TQ title in dominant fashion last weekend at Nelson Speedway. We asked him to summarise his performance. All he said was; twenty cars, two tear offs. That’s right. Webb only used two tear-offs the whole night to storm to front of the field to win both heats, and dominate the 20 lap feature race green to chequered.
Winning from grid 7 in the first heat, and grid 6 in the second heat, Webb secured another front row start. Leading every lap, consistently lapping close to 3-4 tenths quicker than any other car, Webb stormed home to claim a record nine South Island TQ Titles. These nine titles supplement his two South Island Midget Titles, and one North Island TQ Title. He is looking to make the north bound trip to Napier to contest that race again later this year.
Webb eventually elaborated on his victory;
“The car was a rocket ship all night. The boys had it perfect and I couldn’t put a foot wrong. It’s just a shame the other two hot favourites Jayden (Corkill) and Liam (McCoubrey) were involved in incidents causing them to drop a heat, I was looking forward to running wheel to wheel with these boys. They’ve both pushed me all season. Instead I started next to my longstanding rival Kyle (Glover), who didn’t seem to have anything for us, so we were able to increase and maintain our lead with little pressure”
Webb went on to talk about the challenges he’s faced this season
“We have struggled a lot this year in the Midget, but the TQ has always been solid for us. Winning the Nationals at Greenstone Park and then South Islands in Nelson last weekend has made this a good season for us. We are gutted we had problems in the (NZ TQ) Grand Prix which meant we didn’t get a good shot at claiming the treble this year, an accomplishment we claimed three years in a row prior to last year. Hopefully we can run good at the North Island Championship and finish the season with three major titles”
Liam McCoubrey, who finished second to Webb in the National Title, showed incredible pace to drive from deep in the field to finish second. Longstanding TQ Veteran Kyle Glover claimed another podium finish with third place to make an all Ruapuna driver podium lockout, while young gun Sam McCreanor proved he is one to watch with a seventh place finish in his rookie season.
With only a few races left on the calendar, the season is beginning to wind down, but first, Webb said “I have to go up north and show why I am the number one car in the country”.
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