Race 4 Report
Heading into race 4 it was a three way battle for round honors, Adam Uebergang up against a fast Paul Morris with Brendon Pingel poised to jump and take the round win if either of the two faulted.
The front of the field got off to a flying start and up until this point Aussie Racing Cars had had no safety cars all weekend. On lap four Tim Macrow came to grief at turn one spinning and left stranded mid track, unable to restart the safety car came out for two laps. On the restart it was deemed by race control that Morris jumped the start, where at the time Pingel was placed 1st and should be controlling the field, Morris jumped on the green flag fall. A 27 second penalty was given to Morris at the conclusion of the race relegating him to 21st place.
Damien Flack had a great race continuing the great run for the Flack brothers with Adrian finishing in 12th and Damien was fourth behind James Abela, another creditable drive was that of Mark Griffith coming home in fifth and winning the Gold Cup. Adrian Flack’s good run was enough to take the Masters Cup and Myles Bond was exceedingly happy to win the Rookie award.
New comer Blake Sciberras had his first ever run in an Aussie Racing Car with the Western Sydney Motorsport team and finished a commendable 16th in race four after a great top 10 run in race three, we are hoping to see Blake in the car again this year.
Hard fighting and professional driving by Brendon Pingel during race four saw him cross the line first to collect the chequered flag ending what has been an amazing Darwin Aussie Racing Cars Round. Uebergang was second from James Abela in third.
Overall winner, based upon accumulated points was Adam Uebergang from Brendan Pingel and James Abela. Morris’ penalty ultimately robbed him of the round win.
Look out for our weekend wrap, and a competition coming soon. More images to come.