GARRY’S PHILLIP ISLAND SHANNONS NATIONALS WRAP – SUNDAY
REMAINING ON wet tyres through the second leg of the third round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Pro-Am event at Phillip Island was a winning gamble for Dean Grant and Lee Holdsworth.
The duo held on to win from dry tyre-shod Alex Davison and Geoff Emery while Andre Heimgartner/Aaron Ireland and David Wall/Shane Smollen netted third and fourth places on the final lap.
On the back of a second in the first leg, the latter pair won the Professional Class overall, ahead of Heimgartner/Ireland and with Jaxon Evans and Tim Miles third.
The TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge class was a three-way tie with Stephen Grove/Tim Slade (second) and Sam Shahin/Dan Gaunt (third) ending in a countback and going to the race two winners, Grant and Holdsworth.
LIAM LAWSON was first across the line in a dramatic third race of round three of the Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship but was subsequently slapped with a 30-second penalty post-race.
The conclusion of the race tested the young stars of tomorrow, racing around in rainy conditions on slick tyres after a safety car period.
Aaron Love had come off the track at turn 1, and slide across the track to turn 2, hitting Sage Murdoch who eventually ended up underneath his upturned car.
The race win went to Simon Fallon (Team BRM) ahead of ahead of Ryan Suhle (Zagame Autosport) with the Team BRM pair of Cameron Shields and Josh Denton third and fourth.
IN PORSCHE GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli races two and three of the second round, Jordan Love and Brenton Grove shared the winning spoils.
Love fell off the track on the opening lap of the initial encounter before staging a remarkable fightback from a distant last to finish second.
Love claimed second spot on the final lap and finished four seconds behind Grove. Third went to Brett Boulton who was just ahead of John Karytinos and Ben Stack.
Grove headed the last race until passed by Love at Lukey Heights on the opening lap. The latter raced away to a mammoth 15.5 second win while fellow Professional Class driver Grove had to withstand a strong challenge from Karytinos for the duration.
John Morriss was involved in a strong duel for fourth, eventually pulling clear while Nick Karnaros benefitted from contact between Ben Stack and Boulton to take fifth and the Elite Class overall win.
ANY CHANCE of Peter Paddon maintaining his unbeaten record in Radical Australia Cup, disappeared at the start of the second race of round three.
He crashed off the start and that left Michael Shaw to not only take an easy win, but also the round overall ahead of Peter Johnston and Oliver Smith.
Date posted: May 28, 2017