Battle lines have been drawn ahead of the third round for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series at Symmons Plains this weekend.
Returning to support the Repco Supercars Championship in Tasmania, the title fight is close with just seven-points separating the top three and 35 covering the first 10.
Joel Heinrich may have had it his own way in Newcastle taking a clean-sweep in the Osborn’s Transport entry, but the same can’t be said at Queensland Raceway. The category welcomed two new rookie winners in Rylan Gray and Brandon Madden, while Team CoolDrive’s Reece Chapman opened up his 2023 wins account.
Chapman and Team CoolDrive stablemate Josh Anderson sit level second in the standings behind Heinrich, while Anthony Di Mauro will be aiming to close in after a strong start to his season.
There will be double the amount of Chapmans on the grid as Reece’s father Chad will make his return to the field for the first time since the 2015 finale at Sydney Olympic Park.
Masters Cup is being led comfortably by Kent Quinn, though Grant Thompson closed the margin at Queensland Raceway and Nathan Locke remains in contention heading to the Apple Isle.
The battle between Matt Gooding and Jeff Watters in the Gold Cup will be one to watch in what is the closest class fight this season. Add in previous outright series winner Sheridan Phillips ensures the top three are covered by just seven points as round winner Craig Thompson returns to the field.
Nathan Williams’ consistency this season has been rewarded by leading the Rookie Cup, but Scott Dornan is just two-points behind as outright race winner in Queensland Madden will aim to close the margin after missing the opening round.
A strong 24-car entry will contest four races at Symmons Plains this weekend, with practice and qualifying kicking off proceedings on Friday.
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