Dexter extends lead in WDC

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Wednesday 25th February 2015


The World Driving Championship ventured to Bathurst on Wednesday night for another four heats.  Bathurst is a regional city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales.  Bathurst is 200 kilometres west of Sydney, the oldest inland settlement in Australia and the site of the first gold discovery in Australia.


Two of the international drivers struck gold at Bathurst with Denmark’s Knud Monster and France’s Pierre Vercruysse recording their first wins in the 2015 Championship but the night will most be remembered for the dominance of New Zealand representative Dexter Dunn as he stretched his lead from 14 points to 39.


Heat thirteen saw Tony Le Beller add to his tally of victories when he used the passing lane to record a strong victory with Fours Enuf Tas.  Bathurst is the only racetrack in New South Wales that has a passing lane.  Canada’s Jody Jamieson secured second with Party Starter while Dexter Dunn and Norway’s Vidar Hop finished third and fourth respectively on Crusinonthe Big Ern and Glenferrie Access.


Knud Monster drove Mister Jogalong to victory in heat fourteen and while the short-priced favourite proved too strong, Spirit Chaser and Dexter Dunn finished second stretching the New Zealander’s lead over the rest of the international drivers.  Spain’s Guillermo Adrover behind Allnight Raid finished third and Australia’s Chris Alford managed to get into fourth with Jethros An Eagle.


The aptly-named Kenny Dee Dee took out heat fifteen for ‘Double Dee’ Dexter Dunn.  The driver closest to him on the leaderboard Tim Tetrick finished second on Iron Outlaw while his North American counterpart Jody Jamieson grabbed third on Precious M.  Finland’s Mika Forss finished fourth on Scots Legacy.


In the final heat of the night reigning champion Pierre Vercruysse drove his first winner in Australia when he lifted 80/1 chance Pride Of Flight to victory.  Dexter Dunn looked to have heat sixteen in his keeping when he pulled to the outside at the top of the straight but Lettucemacru wasn’t quite able to reel in the winner.  Mika Forss drove early leader Valastro into third place while Tim Tetrick got enough out of Hitman Huey to run fourth.


So after sixteen heats the point score is as follows




Point Score After 12 Heats

Dexter Dunn


Tim Tetrick


Tony Le Beller 


Mika Forss


Chris Alford


Jody Jamieson


Knud Monster 


Pierre Vercryusse 


Guillermo Adrover  


Vidar Hop


Peter McMullen

Australia (travelling Reserve)


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The drivers remained in Bathurst on Wednesday night and were booked to travel to Penrith on Thursday for another three heats.  Penrith is 60 kilometres west of Sydney.

Courtesy of Greg Hayes, Media Coordinator, NSWHRC.