GARRY’S PERTH SUPERCARS SUPPORT WRAP – SATURDAY
THE OPENING one-hour race at round three of the CAMS Australian GT Championship on the Perth Supersprint program today, was won by Liam Talbot in the Walkinshaw Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R.
Talbot finished nine seconds ahead of McElrea Racing’s Fraser Ross and Objective’s Tony Walls, both driving McLaren 650S GT3s.
Ash Walsh who was sharing an Audi R8 LMS with James Koundouris, set the pace in front early, but his longer compulsory pitstop and an inopportune safety car, meant an eventual sixth place.
A fighting fourth went to his team mates Kelvin van der Linde and Geoff Emery who had to overcome a pit lane penalty.
The safety car, the second for the race, came out when Greg Taylor stopped his Audi just past pit exit with an onboard fire. The initial safety car was much early, when Roger Lago spun into the sand at turn 6.
FROM POLE position Nick Rowe was never headed in race one of the third round of the Jayco CAMS Australian Formula 4 Championship and looked set to eat into the 10-point deficit to championship leader Liam Lawson.
However, Rowe who was driving for AGI Sport, was the recipient of a five-second penalty for rolling at the start, and that would relegate him to fourth place.
Cameron Shields (Team BRM) finished 1.7 seconds behind Rowe and was elevated to first ahead of Tyler Everingham (Zagame) and Lawson (Team BRM).
IT WAS a great day for Craig Woods who with his Mustang-bodied Aussie Racing Car, crossed the finish line first in both race one and two of the Championship Series’ round three.
The first race for the pocket rockets finished behind a safety car, brought about when Kent Quinn rolled his Mustang three times at turn 6.
Kel Treseder (Camaro) started the race third and led into turn one before Woods forged ahead and led when the race came under full course caution.
James Duckworth (Camaro) was a close third, the title holder just ahead of round two winner Jaie Robson (Mustang) and Blake Sciberras (Mustang).
The second race completed the day and Wood took the lead off Treseder at the end of lap two, and then proceeded to eke out a 4.4 second margin over the fight for the minors where Duckworth eventually gained the upper hand over Robson.
Sciberras was next ahead of Treseder while Sharpe held off Chapman for sixth place. Quinn’s racer was repaired in between races and he finished 19th.
IT WAS Craig Dontas’ turn to roll a Stadium Super Truck today before Robbie Gordon took out the high jumpers’ second race of the weekend. Gordon just held off fellow American Gavin Harlien with the Aussies Matt Brabham and Paul Morris the next two across the line.
If you missed the day’s Supercars result, also check out our Supercars wrap.
Date posted: May 6, 2017