Pammenter takes Golden Helmet Series
Speedway: Rodney Pammenter held a commanding lead heading in to the final round of the IBRP Golden Helmet Series Modified Sedan Series at Kingaroy Speedway on Saturday night.
But although a mid-table finish would be enough, the New South Wales champion had no intentions of taking his foot off the gas.
Pammenter stamped his credentials as the top Modified Sedan driver in the country with an impressive display in the 25-lap A-Main final, passing newly crowned Victorian champion Aidan Raymont at the death to take both the round win and overall win.
Starting on the front row of the grid alongside Raymont, Pammenter was forced to take a back seat for the majority of the race, with the Victorian proving difficult to pass.
The opening five laps made for frustrating racing, with several drivers forced to retire to the infield following accidents.
With Scott Craig, Peter Gray, Aaron Seiler, Jason Gray and Robert Trapp watching on from the grass, Raymont and Pammenter continued their rivalry at the head of the field.
Greg Worling announced himself to the leading pair when he moved into second place shortly after the restart, and it would remain a Raymont/Worling/ Pammenter top three until lap 18.
Pammenter got the better of Worling with seven laps remaining, and with just four to go the NSW champion finally managed to pass Raymont off the curb in turn two.
With the finish in sight, Pammenter held off the dogged Raymont to take the round/overall double ahead of his Victorian rival.
After spending the majority of the race in fourth, Darran Lester passed Worling on lap 22 to take his place on the podium.