Miss any of the action from Round Four of the Aussie Racing Car Championship at Townsville’s Reid Park? You can read all about it below.
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Race Four Report – Sunday
Peter Carr has taken another victory in race four of the Aussie Racing Car Series on the streets of Townsville which also saw him take the round win, Carr was one of only two drivers who had previously raced the Reid Park circuit.
Before the red lights went out drama struck Cobi Rontaunay (CMR Motorsport Camaro) who pulled up on the track during the formation lap when a tail shaft broke and Blake Scibberas (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) entered pitlane with an electrical failure, the team managed to get him out, minus the front bonnet, he climbed back to 7th.
The race to turn one was a clean affair with the typical five-six cars wide, a tight opening lap saw polesitter Carr take a grip on the lead ahead of Craig Woods (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) whom was dicing with James Duckworth (RDA Brakes/Rinkin Racing Camaro) and Jaie Robson (UltraTune and Red House Developments Mustang).
Adam Uebergang (Uebergang Transport Camaro) was forced to pit because of rubbing bodywork after contact with another car, his team removed the bonnet and he managed to fight back and come home in 15th.
A late safety car brought the field back together when Grant Thompson (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang) spun at turn 6 and could not re-join the race. On the restart, the race became a final lap dash.
Carr crossed the line first topping of a great weekend for the part-time Aussie Racing Car driver, Woods took second place with Robson holding off Duckworth, Reece Chapman (Motorsport 25 Camaro) was fifth and Kel Treseder (KKP Motorsport Camaro) rounded out the top six.
On the last lap and second to last corner, Craig Thompson (Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang), Josh Anderson (Perenso Camaro) and Charlotte Poynting (Laser Electrical) had separate incidents in the same turn, the latter did not finish after a steering arm broke and sent her into the tyre wall completing a tough weekend for the young New South Wales driver whom was leading the ladies’ trophy.
The next round of the Aussie Racing Car Championship takes place from the 18th – 20th of August at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Race Three Report- Saturday
Peter Carr (Erina Fair Medical Centre Mustang) took the win in an exciting race three, a reverse top fifteen grid presented for a fantastic race as the quick drivers filtered through the field.
An early safety car period was called when the Laser Electrical, Charlotte Poynting car found the wall at turn eleven which closed the pack again.
Adam Uebergang (Uebergang Transport Camaro) swung through the field on the opening lap and was in the box seat on the restart but Peter Carr performed a near perfect move at turn two taking the lead.
Carr held onto the position claiming his first win for the weekend. Kel Treseder finished up in second place after his weekend had gone downhill in the first two races and Uebergang hung on to a welcomed third place.
Chris Stevenson (Hertz Camaro) came home in fourth after leading the race on the safety car re-start, two Western Sydney Motorsport Mustangs filled the next two spots with Blake Sciberras home ahead of Craig Woods. Reigning champ James Duckworth took 7th from new comer Cobi Rontaunay in 8th with youngster Reece Chapman holding off Brendon Tucker for 9th and 10th spots.
Race Two Report-Saturday
Jaie Robson went two from two in the second race for the Aussie Racing Cars, finishing in first place for National Fire and Safety Camaro team.
Race two for the Aussie Racing Cars produced a tight 10 lap sprint to the chequered flag that saw Robson totally dominate the race leading all the laps, it was different behind him with Peter Carr and Craig Woods swapping three or four times through the course of the race.
Things flowed a little more cleanlily in the second race compared to race one with no safety car periods to deal with.
Once again battles ensued right through-out the field, James Duckworth chased the front pack and managed to stick the RDA Brakes/Rinkin Racing Camaro’s nose in third spot for a couple of laps towards the end of the race.
The father daughter battle continued with Madison Dunstan coming home in 20th one spot ahead of dad Dale in his Pitstop Karting Commodore.
In the woman’s challenge Charlotte Poynting banked good points finishing a creditable 14th in this race.
All 24 cars that’s started race two managed to complete the event.
Race 1 Report-Saturday
Jaie Robson (National Fire and Safety Camaro) took the victory in an incident packed race one. It came down to a final lap dash, and Robson seized the opportunity crossing the finish line in first place.
Two safety car periods punctuated the event and saw the field circulate for 5 laps under yellow. Robson who started from fourth took the lead under hard braking for turn two on the opening lap from polesitter Kel Treseder (KKP Motorsport Camaro).
Treseder’s pace was halted and he pitted with a gearbox problem dropping down a lap. Maddison Dunstan (Townsville Auto Group) was caught up in a lap one melee leaving the Toyota Aurion with damage to the left-hand side of her car after trying to avoid a spinning Ian Chivas at turn ten.
The safety car was deployed for the stricken Chivas car. On the restart, Western Sydney Motorsport’s Thompson brothers made contact spinning into the grass at turn six, unfortunately trying to avoid Charlotte Poynting’s Laser Electrical Camaro. This brought out the second safety car.
Peter Carr who now had the lead, controlled the restart as the final lap began but Robson managed to move under brakes in turn two and retained the lead taking the chequered flag as Carr held on for second place, coming home in third place was James Duckworth (RDA Brakes/Rinkin Racing Camaro).