The inverted top 10 grid format for the third race of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars certainly delivered as CoolDrive Racing’s Josh Anderson secured victory in an action-packed affair.
It was a race dominated by CoolDrive Racing as Reece Chapman led from the front row and sprinted to a 2.5s lead. It followed a big comeback drive from Chapman in Race 2 yesterday following an incident in the opener climbing from 26th to ninth.
Behind Chapman was an intense battle for second between Jack Boyd in the Palmer’s Australia Toyota Aurion, the Action Line Marking Chevrolet Camaro of Scott Dornan and Anthony DiMauro in the Koan Solutions Chevrolet Camaro.
Holding back the faster drivers led to a fantastic spectacle through the Senna Chicane particularly as the big kerbs sent the Aussie Racing Cars flying.
Anderson was the most successful at charging through and caught teammate Chapman towards the middle stages of the race, but these two were soon joined by the winner of Races 1 and 2 Joel Heinrich in addition to Kody Garland.
The two CoolDrive Racing Ford Mustangs swapped positions leaving Chapman compromised to the Osborn’s Transport entry of Heinrich and Garland’s MTA NSW/Valvoline Mustang.
This led to a closely fought battle between the trio, but this ended in heartbreak for Chapman as the three tangled at Turn 6 leaving theCoolDrive Racing Mustang spun.
All this action allowed Anderson to take victory from Heinrich and Garland as Chapman recovered to seventh.
Mona Vale Medical Centre’s Peter Carr will be pushing for a podium in the final race tomorrow as he finished fourth ahead of the Mustangsof Kyle Ensbey and rookie Cody Brewczynski for Shell Rimula Top Gun Race Team.
Behind Chapman, DiMauro, Boyd and Dornan rounded out the top10.
Leigh Bowler in the Supergroups Chevrolet Camaro endured a tougher battle for Masters Cup honours in Race 3 as Kent Quinn was right behind driving the Norganic Proteins Toyota, with third Pro Cool Racing’s Troy Jones.
Jeff Watters led the way in Gold Cup driving the Aughtersons Insurance Brokers Ford Mustang leading Emma Clark in the Ritual Biohackingentry and Glenn Boyd in a Falcon. Class leader all weekend, Adam Clark retired from the race.
Ladies Cup was won by Imogen Radburn from Emma Clark.
The fourth and final race of the weekend for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars is at 11:30am ACDT tomorrow.