News 26 Oct 2010

Oz DT: Caslick and Richards star at Aussie Dirt Track titles

A brilliant performance from the evergreen Paul Caslick has seen the veteran retain his Unlimited Open crown at the weekend’s Australian Senior Dirt Track Championships in Mildura.

It was double delight for Caslick as knocked off Luke Richards to take out his second title for the event, adding another chapter to his already glorious dirt track career.

However it wasn’t all doom and gloom for Richards, with the Hunter Valley rider walking way with two titles, taking out the Pro Open ahead of Caslick and the Pro Lites.

This amazing performance from Richards continues his recent domination of the championships, expanding his title tally to six in the past three years.

A strong field did battle in the major classes, with young ace Jace Castles coming close to upstaging Caslick in the Unlimited Open class as Ian Hamilton claimed third place.

It was much of the same in the MX Open final, with Castles edged out again by Caslick leaving Richards in third.

Richards claimed his moment of glory in the Pro Open class, finishing 0.242 of a second ahead of Caslick as Castles again was forced to settle for a placing behind the veteran.

The Pro Lites title came easier to Richards, getting home more than two seconds ahead of Graham Charnock.

In the Quads class Mel Brandle won a brilliant battle in the final, finishing fractionally ahead of Troy Mills and Nathan Mills.

It was the combination of Graham and Adam Liebke who proved the best in the 1100cc Sidecar class, claiming line honours more than two seconds clear of Corey and Tom Banks.