AFTER STARTING ninth in the reverse top ten third race, Trent Young has taken a thrilling victory at the Phillip Island Aussie Racing Cars Championship Series sixth round.
Over the course of the eight lapper there were numerous leaders including Brendon Pingel (Spirit of Lockyer Holden Cruze) initially, then Ben Walsh (DR Ink Tattoo Removal Euro GT) while Young (HBR Nissan Altima) picked up a couple of places on the opening tour of the eight-lapper before hitting the lead on lap four.
But it wasn’t over there with Walsh and Jon McCorkindale (Scotty Taylor Motorsport Ford Mustang) getting ahead Young at various stages over the ensuing laps.
It was only in the last half of the last lap that Young, who was back in front, gained a small advantage so as not to allow his rivals to slipstream past in the final run to the flag.
Young’s winning margin in the end was six tenths of a second as four cars behind jostled for position where Walsh pipped James Duckworth (RDA Brakes Euro GT), McCorkindale and series leader Brendon Pingel in his Spirit of Lockyer Holden Cruze with 0.18 seconds covering the four. But post-race Walsh was relegated to back of that group.
Blake Scibberas began the race from 15th and worked his way through to sixth, edging out the pole sitter for this race, Mark Griffith (Iveco Euro GT) and Craig Woods’ West Sydney Motorsport Mustang.
Winner of the opening two races Adrian Flack (A GAS National Euro GT) finished ninth fractionally ahead of Adam Uebergang’s Euro GT who amazingly dead-heated with Darren Chamberlin in the Darrell Lea Stix Chev Camaro. At the back of that tight group was Chris Stevenson in his Hertz Altima.
The only non-finisher was Leigh Bowler who spun his Complex Constructions Nissan Altima off at Siberia on lap five while the Jeff Watters Cure for MND Foundation Altima was involved in an incident at MG but was able to continue.