To say that Bunbury junior sedan driver, Jake Fisher, has come of age, is a generous understatement. He proved this in spades, that the will to win will get you where you need to be.

Nearly 50 cars descended to Newman’s Hillview Speedway for the 2024 edition of the WA Junior Sedan Championship and after a strong 13th place in Friday night’s practice, Fisher was primed for a serious tilt at the championship trophy.

A strong heat grid draw would make it a challenge but it was about finding your way to the A Main instead of fighting out of the B or C Main events. After running 8th in his first heat race of the weekend, he would put in a strong showing, and took a 2nd place finish in his second heat race.

Starting from 3rd place in his third heat, he won the heat in a sign of things to come. This left him in 9th place on points leading into night 2, so in theory he was already better than his previous state title by starting in the A Main.

With a strong finish in his final heat, starting from 7th, he won this race with vigour giving him a front row start for the A Main. A state title win was now a very real possibility for the 16 year old.

A 25 lap feature greeted the class field who had earned the right to compete for the biggest prize in WA Junior speedway and Fisher would not disappoint. He fought his way to the lead of the race, holding his nerve well in the fight.

It was a dogfight with door to door racing against Jackson Gordon from NSW. This race would go down to the wire with several restarts and Gordon and Fisher going head to head several times.

Jake Lehman entered the fray to make it a three way tussle. Gordon took the win over Lehman and Fisher. After post race scrutineering was completed, it was ruled that the N51 car would be disqualified for not meeting technical specification. This placed Fisher on the podium in 2nd place.

An amazing feat for the young gun in his third year and for his last ever junior sedan title.

The team would like to congratulate fellow drivers Jake Lehman (3rd), Jett Downs (4th), Jackson Goodwin (5th) and Mitch Binning (6th).

All drivers competed well and for Fisher this was the cream on the cake for him, making his way straight into the A Main and achieving a fantastic podium finish.

Fisher will race until July in the class before turning 17. He will then begin his journey on the tarmac in the WA Speed Series in his road racing Hyundai Excel.

Exciting times are ahead and he is eager to continue his strong motorsport journey.

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