Davey clinched his third consecutive “Magic Man 34” title at the Perth Motorplex and it was an exciting one as Ray wasted no time charging to the front at the start of the 34-lap feature event.
Before the third lap, Ray was in 2nd place from his 10th place starting position. By lap five he was leading and never looked back. Justin Insley had the Mark De Rosa No. 71 Aggressor/Synergy V-8 hooked up as Ray extended his lead even in lapped traffic. With 3 laps to go he was 2.5 seconds ahead of 2nd place driver, Scott Glazebrook. It was smooth sailing from there and the De Rosa team was again celebrating in victory lane!
Ray earned high points after winning both of his heat races which meant he could pull either the 10th, 12th or 14th starting position. He chose the orange envelope in honor of Michael Figliomeni and his own racing colors back home which ended up to be the 10th spot. Ray then got to chose who would start next to him in the 9th place, and chose American rival, Kevin Swindell who finished 3rd.
Great job to the entire De Rosa team, car owner Mark, crew chief Justin Insley and Simon Longdill, and a special thank you to the Figliomeni family for producing such a great event in honor of Michael. Davey is privileged to have the opportunity to compete in the event and even more thrilled to say he is now a three time winner. Here's to the "Magic Man 34" and many more.