It was a chaotic opening to the reverse grid Race 3 for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series at Queensland Raceway as CoolDrive Racing/Motorsport 25’s Reece Chapman has taken his victory of the season.
A safety car was required following three separate incidents on the first lap starting with Nathan Williams after contact off at Turn 1,while at the next corner Cody McKay, Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team’s Cody Brewczynski and Scott Dornan in the Action Line Marking entry were involved in another incident.
McKay recovered, but at Turn 3 there was further contact with Charlotte Poynting for Banlaw Fluid Asset Intelligence resulting in the latter retiring due to a loose front clip.
While all this was happening, Chapman took a lead he held to the end at Turn 3 by diving down the inside of the Norganic Proteins Ford Mustang of Kent Quinn before the safety car boards were displayed.
A prolonged safety car period led to the race being shortened to eight laps as Chapman held on to take the win from MTA NSW/Valvoline’s Kody Garland and Kyle Ensbey in his KE Motorsport Ford Mustang.
The battle for the minors was close as debutant Lachlan Bloxsom for Team Navy led a close pack including CoolDrive/Perenso Racing’s Josh Anderson, yesterday’s race winners Brandon Madden in the Riskie Racing/Harvey’s Towing Services Camaro and Osborn’s Transport‘s Joel Heinrich.
Anthony DiMauro in the Koan Solutions Mustang was eighth ahead of Rylan Gray and series returnee James Ward, who completed a stunning drive from the back to complete the top 10 for ASAP Marketing.
Early contender Quinn dropped to 11th, but still took the Masters Cup ahead of Elev8 Motorsport’s Antonio Basile and Grant Thompson in the Thrifty Western Sydney Motorsport Mustang.
Madden once again took the Rookie Cup honours from Gray and the recovering Dornan.
James Ward secured the Gold Cup win from Matt Gooding and Brendon Tucker in his Variety Motorsport entry.
The final race of the weekend will also be broadcast on the ASBK TV livestream at 12:20pm AEST.