Sydney's Mark Brown joined his father as a winner of the prestigious Australian Speedcar Grand Prix at Castrol Lismore Speedway on Saturday, February 3.
The son of a gun turned back a strong field to race into the history books after the seventy-first running of the AGP.
His father Mark has the record for the most number of victories in the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix with six.
With the win, Kaidon and his dad became only the second father and son combination to win this event - recognised as one of the oldest speedway races in the world after its first running in 1938 at the former Sydney Sports Ground.
Kaidon was followed to the chequered flag by Matt Geering and former National Champion Nathan Smee.
One of the big drives of the night was turned in by Geering who qualified to the back of the field in the twenty car AGP final via the last chance B-main race.
Only four drivers transferred into the AGP and Geering sneaked through with a third placing.
The B-main was won by defending AGP Champion Rusty Whittaker who ultimately finished the AGP in ninth position.
With his victory, Brown also now joins an exclusive club of drivers who have won both the Australian Speedcar Championship and the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix.
Set down for a demanding 40 laps, Kaidon admitted it was a tough race after he unbuckled and stepped from his race winning machine.
"I'm exhausted after that, it took a lot out of me," an elated Brown said in victory lane.
"My dad and I worked on the setup and it paid off, the car was really good."
Brown had to overcome a few restarts which always meant added pressure for the nose-to-tail resumption with the chasing pack right on his tail.
"Yeah, the yellows hurt me a bit. I was doing what I had to do so nobody could get past me," he said.
It was after one of these re-starts Brown recorded the fastest lap of the race (lap 30) with a time of 14.293 seconds and a speed of 100.749 km/h.
He drove a calculated race after he charged to the lead almost from the outset.
Another big drive was turned in by Queensland's Charlie Brown (no relation) who started from deep in the field and came through to second as the race developed into a battle at the front of the field.
His chase after leader Kaidon Brown was relentless.
At one stage he was right where he needed to be on leader Brown's tail and was ready to pounce and take over the front running.
But Kaidon Brown continued to set a blistering pace. In a tactful manoeuvre, he moved from the high line to the pole and hugged the inside groove for the second half of the race as his tyres worked perfectly to the track conditions.
By hugging the pole line, Brown increased his lead as Charlie Brown persisted with the top section of the track.
Charlie Brown's hot pursuit ultimately cost him a finishing position when he blew the differential in a ball of flames and was sidelined with four laps remaining.
CASTROL LISMORE SPEEDWAY'S NEXT FIXTURE
The next meeting in the 2023-2024 season at Castrol Lismore Speedway is Saturday night, February 17, highlighted with the running of the Super Sedan Stampede with support categories.