Lines Is WSS Champion

Sunday February 23, 2014. | Motorplex PR |

SOUTH Australian Steven Lines has joined an elite group of competitors who can now say they have won a World Series Sprintcars championship, in sprintcar 3w 
The quietly-spoken hard charger from Mount Gambier was the standout performer for much of the 2013-14 series to win the series from eight-time WSS champion Brooke Tatnell at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.
The result went down to the final 30-lap feature race of the national series.
To clinch the deal Lines only had to finish in the top 13 in the final while Tatnell had to win the feature race and hope Linesy crossed the line in 14th or below.
As it turned out Tatnell won the high-speed final  and Lines was fourth which was enough to get the job done and hand the Albany-based Halls Motorsport the win.
It was a good result for Lines who was third in last season’s championship.
In Saturday night’s feature race Lines could have cruised around, stayed out of trouble and enjoyed the ride on his way to winning the title.
But he is a typical sprintcar racer who races to win and after starting on front row with Kerry Madsen, finished fourth.
“It’s obviously a big year and I would like to thank the guys down there,” Lines said.
“This is for them.”
Lines conceded he wasn’t unhappy when the Motorplex surface went rubber down and said he just wanted to hang in there.
“It’s a big relief and shows just how good the team is.”
He paid tribute to team owner Brian Hall and crew chief Craig Bennett.
“I would like to thank the Hall family for giving us what we need.”
The championship win to Lines capped off a big weekend of Super Speedway action over two nights.

 

 

 

Steven Lines holding the ENZED World Series Sprintcars Trophy at the Perth Motorplex. (Picture Peter Roebuck)