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Stephen Bell (left) shares the trophy with Robbie Farr ALLANSFORD’S Stephen Bell etched his name into sprintcar folklore by claiming his second Victorian title in a sensational dead heat at Avalon Raceway on Sunday night.
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Bell surged alongside former national champion Robbie Farr, who had led from the start, on the line and appeared as though he might have edged ahead.

But officials checked timing transponders fitted to each car which recorded the difference as 0.000 of a second, leaving the race a dead heat.

It is Bell’s second triumph in the title in three years after he won the 2010 event.

Farr struck traffic as he entered turn three for the final time and while attempting to get around Michael Phillips, he opted to pass on the outside. That allowed Bell to surge through on the inside.

Bell’s Pakenham-based car owner Matt Eastham said it took several minutes for officials to decide what to do after discovering it was a dead heat.

“Equal first is still as good as first and much better than second,” Eastham said.

“It’s nice to be involved in a bit of history. In 10 years’ time they will all be talking about the dead heat. It’s just different for our sport. We went to transponders to take some of the uncertainty away.”

Eastham said an amateur video they viewed shot from the back straight indicated Bell might have got over the line first but it was inconclusive. Eastham paid credit to his driver.

“I’m just pleased the way we have turned the year around. We have been quick but we haven’t been getting the results,” he said.

“To beat James McFadden and be as good as Robbie Farr is great. It was the best that Belly has driven last night, not that he’s not good every time but he was really good.”

He said the team was treating the second win in three titles as consecutive triumphs after Bell missed last year’s championship due to injury.

The title result was the biggest talking point from the night, which also doubled as a round of the Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria series.

After Warrnambool’s Jamie Veal extended his lead in the series at Simpson on Saturday night when McFadden took the honours, Veal had a horror result at Avalon.

He had a big roll in his second heat and after qualifying from the C main, failed to advance beyond the B main. His nearest challenger, Warrnambool’s Darren Mollenoyux, qualified for the A main from the B main and finished eighth, regaining the lead in the series.

Mollenoyux heads to Saturday week’s SRA series grand final with a 108-point lead over Veal while Simpson’s John Vogels is third after finishing fourth on Sunday night. His Simpson friend Tim Rankin dropped to fifth in the points after riding out one of the most spectacular rolls seen at Simpson on Saturday night.

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