On full charge

Melton's Jordyn Charge and his team after the Avalon Raceway win. Photo supplied

Benjamin Millar

Rising Melton Sprintcar star Jordyn Charge has dominated a weekend of racing to chalk up a maiden feature-race win before backing it up in spectacular fashion to make it a double.

In last weekend’s Triple Crown Series double header for 360 Sprintcars, held at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway on Friday and Lara’s Avalon Raceway on Saturday, 21-year-old Charge came away with career-best drives to claim the spoils in both rounds.

Charge said he was thrilled to get his maiden feature-race win at Premier Speedway after qualifying on pole position and going on to lead for the entire 25 laps before taking the flag.

The gritty Avalon Raceway victory came from seventh on the grid and required chasing down veteran Grant Anderson, Charge taking the lead at the end of the penultimate lap and holding on to score an impressive win.

“To win one feature race was wonderful but to win two capped what was an amazing weekend,” Charge said.

“I had a great run at Premier Speedway, and to be able to enjoy the type of night where pretty much everything went accordingly to plan was a wonderful feeling.”

Charge said he was proud to pick up his first feature-race win at Premier Speedway, especially since it’s one of the country’s leading tracks.

“The following night at Avalon Raceway, I went into the night with my confidence high, and I was hoping to back up the previous night’s form, and that’s what I managed to do,” he said.

“Despite starting the feature race from the fourth row, I was confident in my car and as the feature race went on, the better the car and I were as I was running the bottom of the track strongly.

To be able to catch and then pass a talented and experienced racer like Grant for the win was incredibly special, and what made it even more special was that it my first feature-race win at Avalon Raceway and the fact that it was in front of many of my family and sponsors.”

Prior to last weekend’s double wins, Charge’s best performances occurred at Premier Speedway with a pair of fourth-place finishes.

The 2020-21 season is now close to wrapping up, with the third and final Triple Crown Series round at Simpson Speedway on May 2.