Tony Miskelly might have been dispatched in round three of the recent Riverbend Nationals, but that wasn’t enough to stop him being heralded as the Super Sedan Western Conference final winner at Dragway at The Bend earlier this month.

Miskelly also claimed the Top Qualifier honours before going on to make it through two rounds of racing with a bye in round one and a defeat over Darren Russell in round two before coming up against event runner-up Joe Carbone in round three.

Carbone made it all the way to the semi-finals with victories over Kym Driesener (round one), John Pellas (round two), Miskelly (round three) and Steve Paech (round four).

Event winner Martin Mirco was able to best Carbone in the final after taking defeats over Deb O’Connell (round one), Lance Larcombe (round two), and Ned Karanovic (round four), with a bye in round three.

“I am very happy with the Conference win, we have had some good results at Darwin and Mildura with wins and brought some good form into the Riverbend Nationals,” Miskelly said.

“I was lucky enough to go a few more rounds than the other competitors to achieve the win for the Western Conference. Congratulations to Marty Mirco on the Riverbend Nationals win and also thanks to my fellow Super Sedan competitors for a great season.”

A full complement of Aeroflow National Sportsman Championship racers descended on the state-of-the-art South Australian venue for the April 5-7 event alongside Top Fuel, Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle, putting it all on the line for the highly anticipated conclusion to the Western Conference.

For an overview of the Riverbend Nationals results for all brackets, including group one, please click here.

For a detailed rundown of how each of the sportsman brackets unfolded over the weekend, please click here.