ADRIAN FLACK continued on his winning way after race one to take a dominating victory in the second race of round six of the Aussie Racing Car Championship Series at Phillip Island.
At the helm of his A GAS National Euro GT, Flack was victorious by 2.5 seconds while it couldn’t be closer in the battle for second. It was a three-way side-by-side duel to the line where ultimately Trent Young (HBR Nissan Altima) pipped Jon McCorkindale (Scotty Taylor Motorsport Ford Mustang) and Adam Uebergang (Uebergang’s Euro GT). They were covered by just 0.04 seconds but after the race Uebergang received a 38-second penalty for contact with series leader Brendon Pingel’s Spirit of Lockyer Holden Cruze.
“That was my fault, I stuffed up. I didn’t mean it, I was all locked up and couldn’t avoid him,” Uebergang said of the turn two, lap six incident. Pingel recovered quickly from the incident but a subsequent hit from behind a couple of laps later from Blake Scibberas’ West Sydney Motorsport Toyota Aurion pushed Pingel from eighth to 11th. Scibberas was demoted to 15th as a result.
“It felt like it was ‘take out the leader day’, I couldn’t believe it,” said Pingel, “particularly after we were all told this morning to avoid contact.”
Defending title holder Darren Chamberlin (Darrell Lea Stix Chev Camaro) chased the trio battling for second across the line while Ben Walsh (DR Ink Tattoo Removal Euro GT) improved from tenth at the end of the opening lap, to take fifth after the penalties were handed out.
Walsh finished ahead of Chris Stevenson (Hertz Altima), James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Euro GT) and Craig Woods (West Sydney Motorsport Mustang).
Pingel ended up with ninth ahead of Mark Grifftith (Iveco Euro GT), Brendon Tucker (Variety Group Euro GT), Paul Rooks (Thermal Edge Coating Cruze) and Adam Cassuccio (ACE Ford Falcon). Uebegang was relegated to 14th ahead of Scibberas.