Hometown racer Joel Heinrich kicked off his weekend in perfectfashion by dominating the opening Battery World Aussie Racing Cars race in Adelaide.
Heinrich led from start to finish in his Osborn’s TransportFord Mustang to lead home MTA NSW/Valvoline’s Kody Garland by 3.830s as thirdwas CoolDrive’s Josh Anderson.
Making a perfect start, Heinrich was never headed during the10-lap encounter as the customary jostling for positions, which is a trademarkfor the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars continued behind as Peter Carr climbedto second early.
Making his category return, Carr dropped to fourth in the MonaVale Medical Centre Mustang at the race’s conclusion as behind a thrillingbattle between Shell Rimula Top Gun Race Team rookie Cody Brewczynski, KyleEnsbey and CoolDrive’s Reece Chapman heated up.
Ensbey in his struggle for fifth spectacular launchedthrough the Senna Chicane, but lost the position in the end to Brewczynski.
A spin dropped Chapman out of contention at Turn 9 on lap 5as Koan Solutions driver Anthony DiMauro and Western Sydney Motorsport’s CraigWoods were unable to avoid the CoolDrive Ford Mustang.
DiMauro recovered to finish ninth, Woods 19th andChapman failed to finish.
Palmer’s Australia driver Jack Boyd took advantage to finishbehind Ensbey in seventh ahead of Gold Cup leader Adam Clark in the Lustre BarAustralia Camaro, DiMauro and Scott Dornan in the Action Line Marking entrycompleted the top 10.
Just missing a top 10 berth was Masters Cup leader LeighBowler in the Supergroups Camaro, placing ahead of Kent Quinn in the NorganicProteins Toyota Aurion and Pro Cool Racing’s Troy Jones in the class.
Clark was comfortable winner of the Gold Cup from Jeff Wattersdriving the Aughtersons Insurance Brokers Ford Mustang and Denis Butler’s AGAquip Chevrolet Camaro.
The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars are back on track at4:05 ACDT this afternoon.