Reece Chapman has held off fellow Team CoolDrive driver Josh Anderson to take victory in the second Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series race in Townsville.
The lead battle between Chapman’s Motorsport 25 Mustang and Anderson in the similar Perenso Racing entry only came after a mechanical problem dropped Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team’s Cody Brewczynski out of the fight.
Brewczynski led the way at the start, but there was no large gap like Friday’s opening race as he had Chapman and Anderson for company.
The top three had run away from the chasing pack as theArcadia Village Motel Camaro of Adam Uebergang and the Koan Solutions-supported entry of Anthony DiMauro continued their battle from the previous day providing plenty of action.
Joining the duelling duo was the Battery World Aussie Super Series leader Joel Heinrich as he charged through after his spin yesterday inthe Osborn’s Transport Mustang.
At the front, the battle was intense and just as Brewczynski appeared to have the measure of both Team CoolDrive-supported Mustangs, the motor in his Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team started to sound off. With just two laps remaining, Brewczynski was unable to hold off Chapman and Anderson off, who had swapped positions prior.
Brewczynski dropped to 16th at the chequered flag as he nursed his entry home.
A yellow flag at the final corner stopped an attack from Anderson as Chapman added another win to further close the gap to Heinrich as the current series leader finished third.
Climbing from 17th, lead Rookie Cup contender Brandon Madden demoted both Uebergang and DiMauro on the final lap to elevate the Riskie Racing Camaro into fourth, leaving Western Sydney Motorsport’s Craig Woods leading the next pack including Masters Cup leader Kent Quinn. It was a strong result for the Norganic Proteins Mustang due to Quinn’s early struggles on Friday.
Action Line Marking’s Scott Dornan and rookie Scott Andriske for TFH Hire completed the top 10, but will form the front-row for Race 3tomorrow.
The top three Rookie Cup contenders finished inside the top10 led by Madden from Dornan and Andriske.
Quinn took the Masters Cup victory from MSS Group/O’Keefe Motorsport’s Scott O’Keefe and Brett Osborn in the second Osborn’s Transport entry.
Gold Cup was a closely fought battle as Sheridan Phillips in the Phillips & Co Automotive Camaro was just one position ahead of rival Matt Gooding representing PCA/MGR Racing and another two spots back was Jeff Watters for Fight MND.
Two races follow tomorrow to conclude the fifth round of action for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series beginning with the inverted top 10 event at 7:50am and the finale at 10:30am AEST.