GARRY’S PERTH SUPERCARS SUPPORT WRAP – SUNDAY
ON HIS home turf Peter Major in his Lamborghini R-EX won the second one-hour race in round three of the CAMS Australian GT Championship at the Perth Supersprint today.
After starting 13th and avoiding a first-lap second corner incident that took out Adam Walls (McLaren 650S GT3) and Scott Taylor (Mercedes Benz AMG GT3), Major crossed the line more than seven seconds clear.
Second placed was the Audi driven by James Koundouris and Ash Walsh while third place went to stablemates Kelvin van der Linde and Geoff Emery.
Danny Stutterd (BMW M6 GT3) was another early casualty after a hit with Ash Samadi (Audi R8 LMS) while Liam Talbot (Porsche 911 GT3-R) was the race leader until his mandatory pit stop.
Talbot finished sixth behind the fourth placed Tony Bates (Mercedes) who led for a period as did the similarly mounted Max Twigg who ultimately placed fifth.
PART OF the Team BRM equip, Cameron Shields won the third and final race for Formula 4 to secure the third round of the Jayco Australian Championship.
He squeezed ahead of pole sitter Nick Rowe (AGI Sport) and held off the latter’s every challenge for the duration. Liam Lawson (Team BRM) withstood the challenge of Zagame’s Tyler Everingham until striking issues in the latter part of the race.
Lawson leaked places to the quartet of BRM drivers, Josh Denton, Aaron Love, Simon Fallon and Zane Morse as well as Sage Murdoch (AGI Sport).
Earlier Denton looked to have control of race three until the penultimate lap where just a minor slip at turn four would lead to Lawson, Rowe and Everingham nipping by. On the last corner though, Denton got one back by passing Everingham.
FOLLOWING HIS two wins on Saturday, Craig Woods notched up another win after a third in the reversed top eleven race and won the third round of the Aussie Racing Car Championship Series.
The first race featured two safety cars periods, the first with the Western Sydney Motorsport Mustangs of Blake Sciberras and Grant Thompson stranded on the grid with broken tail shafts. The second came shortly after when their team mate Craig Thompson was jettisoned into the wall on the outside of turn 2.
Woods, also a WSM team member, came through in his Mustang to finish behind the Camaros of Reece Chapman and Kel Treseder, and ahead of Jaie Robson and James Duckworth in Camaros.
The last race also had a safety car at the end of lap one with young local Alex Barboutis forlornly alone in his grid position.
Treseder was the early leader before Woods went ahead and edged away. Robson finished second ahead of Duckworth with Treseder third, having suffered body and tyre damage when the three ran side-by-side at turn 1 in the second half of the race.
OBVIOUSLY NOT satisfied with his rollover yesterday, Craig Dontas had another today in the Stadium Super Trucks. Just for good measure good measure fellow South Aussie Travis Millhurn brought about a second red flag situation when he rolled his truck. Despite that the latter managed to get going again.
The race which had a shootout-style qualifying session (at the suggestion of Paul Morris) was a line-ball finish between the Americans where Sheldon Creed came back to edge out Robbie Gordon by a mere 0.02 seconds on the line.
If you missed the day’s Supercars result, also check out our Supercars wrap.
Date posted: May 7, 2017