TONY QUINN has won the third race of the Aussie Racing Cars Series fourth round, beating Adam Casuccio and Myles Bond in the reverse grid, handicap start event.
Driving the first Ford Mustang-shaped racer built and starting 16th, Quinn did it fine style winning by three seconds after nine laps. Casuccio (Ford Falcon) was sixth on the grid and was through to the lead on the opening lap, establishing a handy margin until eventually chased down and overtaken by Quinn on lap 7. The opening lap also saw Dehnam Ballantyne crash his Holden Cruze after turn 8 but it didn’t produce a safety car.
Kent Quinn moved to third after starting 20th but then pirouetted at the start of the same lap. Fortunately he found himself still on the bitumen and facing the right way as a horde of chasers surged past.
Behind Bond (ExoDrill Aurion) in fourth spot was Trent Young (HBR Brake Reconditioning Aurion) who was the best of the fastest and last group to start, finishing ahead of Chris Stevenson (Hertz Nissan Altima).
Defending title holder Darren Chamberlin (Darrell Lea Stix Chev Camaro) finished ahead of Blake Sciberras (Aurion), race one winner James Abela (Horsley Park Gun Shop Aurion) and in tenth was Adam Uebergang (Uebergang Transport Euro GT) who came into this round second overall.
The Euro GTs of Adrian and Damien Flack were 11th and 12th ahead of Maurice Masini (Mustang) while race two winner and series points leader Brendon Pingel brought his Lockyer Cruze home 14th.