Campbelltown driver secures nationals victory

Campbelltown's Shaun Davoodi powers ahead during a recent race. Picture: Crashy's Photos
Campbelltown's Shaun Davoodi powers ahead during a recent race. Picture: Crashy's Photos

Campbelltown's Shaun Davoodi has claimed his inaugural AMCA Nationals victory.

Davoodi was in good form at Victoria's Wahgunya Speedway on Saturday night, collecting a pair of second places and a fourth in the heats to earn pole position in the feature race.

The 40-year-old didn't put a foot wrong during the 15-lap race as he claimed his maiden win in the class.

Davoodi said he was delighted to secure the victory.

"I definitely felt a bit of pressure to start the feature race from pole position, but I just put my head down and took it one lap at a time," he said.

"We couldn't have been happier to pick up our first feature-race win so soon after joining the class.

"There have been a lot of people behind me who have helped to make it a possibility, so this win is definitely for them."

Davoodi, behind the wheel of a Panther Chassis, joined the AMCA Nationals class in 2019.

The Macarthur race finished eighth in his feature race at Sydney's Valvoline Raceway before sealing a third place at Nowra Speedway.

He was in second place at Dubbo's Morris Park Speedway before a flat tyre dashed his hopes of a podium finish. He then missed the next race meeting at Tamworth.

Davoodi is a former Australia RSA street stocker champion. He still competes in the format alongside his AMCA Nationals commitments.

He will next compete at Gunnedah Speedway this Saturday night in the AMCA Nationals category.

"It's shaping up to be a massive season as we split our time between two classes," he said.

"But we're really looking forward to this next challenge and we're keen to see what we can achieve."

Davoodi thanked his family, sponsors and his team's crew for their ongoing support.

"I particularly want to thank my partner Kate and our four kids Brody, Cohan, Brax and Kaydem," he said.