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For local racer Aiden Abel, Summit Racing Equipment Junior Dragster victory was a great early birthday present for the young gun who will turn 14 later this month. The DecoGlaze Glass Splashbacks Victoria Top Qualifier Medallion recipient faced off against Tommy Turic in the final after defeating Scarlet Sherwood in the first round and enjoying a bye run in the semis. Turic meanwhile had taken on Madison Harris in the opening race before facing off against Aiden’s sister Danielle Abel in the semi-final.

“It was a good weekend – the car was consistent for once and it was especially good to come back and win after being disqualified in Alice Springs; and to clean sweep it with top qualifying and the win is pretty great too,” Abel said while thanking his dad Mathew Abel and also Tony Wood for their support.

“This is a bit of an early birthday present and it is my first ANDRA Christmas Tree ever – that feels pretty amazing as no one else in my family has ever got one!” [pics Craig Radcliffe]