Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team’s Cody Brewczynski has dominated the opening Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series race in Townsville
Having been fastest in both practice and qualifying, Brewczynski made an early break to be never headed as title contender Joel Heinrich spun at Turn 2 allowing Team CoolDrive pair Reece Chapman and Josh Anderson to close as they filled out the podium.
Polesitter Brewczynski won the start as Anderson followed into Turn 2, but Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series leader Joel Heinrich spun in the midfield and dropped to the back.
Chapman slotted into second as Anderson dropped back at the end of lap 1 to fourth allowing Koan Solutions driver Anthony DiMauro to be third and on target for a season best result.
A mistake from Chapman allowed Brewczynski to build a gap as DiMauro alongside Anderson were putting the pressure on second place. Adam Uebergang in the Arcadia Village Motel entry was keeping pace with the podium places in fifth, as Scott Andriske led the TFH Hire Services charge right behind.
At half distance, DiMauro dropped behind both Anderson and Uebergang to be fifth as Chapman ahead also built a margin to the chasing trio, though was not making an impression on Brewczynski as he remained a second ahead.
The top five were 6s ahead of the next pack led by Andriske, Western Sydney Motorsport’s Craig Woods, Action Line Marking driver Scott Dornan and Nathan Williams. Meanwhile Heinrich was among this battle as Andriske dropped back to 10th as Cody Mckay made his way through as well.
There was no catching Brewczynski as he was 1.5s ahead of Chapman as the field started its penultimate lap from Anderson ahead of aspirited battle between DiMauro and Uebergang as both swapped positions at every opportunity.
It was domination for Brewczynski as he finished more than2s clear of Chapman from Anderson, DiMauro, Uebergang, Woods, Heinrich, Andriske, Mckay and lead Gold Cup runner Sheridan Phillips.
Andriske took the Rookie Cup standings from Dornan despite a collision at Turn 11 with Williams, who dropped back off the class podium elevating Riskie Racing’s Brandon Madden to third.
Behind Phillips in Gold Cup was Western Sydney Motorsport’s Craig Thompson and the Fight MND entry of Jeff Watters.
Scott O’Keefe tasted Masters Cup success in the MSS Group/O’Keefe Motorsport Mustang as Territorian Carey Joy in his Joytech/JoyTrack24-7 Camaro took second from ASAP Marketing’s Keith Bensley.
Only one race tomorrow for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series in Townsville at 10:50am AEST.