Team CoolDrive’s Reece Chapman wins spectacular Race 3

Team CoolDrive/Motorsport 25 driver Reece Chapman has greeted the chequered flag after a spectacular Race 3 of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series on Townsville’s Reid Park street circuit.

The inverted top 10 grid provided plenty of action as Action Line Marking’s Scott Dornan and the TFH Hire-backed Scott Andriske shared the front-row. Masters Cup leader Kent Quinn made the best start from the second row in the Norganic Proteins Mustang as Andriske dropped back.

Dornan maintained the lead, but frontrunners Chapman, Team CoolDrive/Perenso Racing’s Josh Anderson and Joel Heinrich in the Osborn’s Transport Mustang made rapid progress.

The battling pair of Koan Solutions Camaro driver Anthony DiMauro and Adam Uebergang in the Arcadia Village Motel entry had contrasting opening laps as the latter spun leaving the former to climb to second.

Dornan led strongly from DiMauro as the two enjoyed an entertaining battle for the lead leaving Quinn to hold off Chapman, the recovering Andriske, Anderson and Cody Brewczynski in the Shell Rimula Topgun Race Team Mustang.

A spin for PCA/MGR Racing’s Matt Gooding and a further incident for Des Collier in one of the many TFH Hire entries led to a safetycar on lap 3.

It was a quick restart on lap 6 as DiMauro led Dornan, Chapman, Anderson and Brewczynski, but the final two in the line swapped position as the latter recovered strongly from his engine malady, which occurred during the race yesterday.

The battle for the lead continued to be intense betweenDiMauro and Dornan, but Brewczynski was the driver to watch as he moved to third.

However, this battle came to an end after a collision between Tony Quinn in the second Norganic Proteins Mustang and Nathan Locke’s self-run entry entering Turn 9.

Just prior to the race being neutralised there was further action at the front as Brewczynski contacted DiMauro spinning him and forcing Dornan wide to allow Chapman to assume the lead from the Action Line Marking entry, while Anderson was third.

This is how the field crossed the line as the race was declared as Chapman led Dornan, Anderson, Quinn, Riskie Racing’s Brandon Madden, Craig Woods in the first of the Western Sydney Motorsport entries, Uebergang following a stunning comeback and Andriske was eighth.

Rounding out the top 10 were Brewczynski and DiMauro.

Dornan won the Rookie Cup from Madden and Andriske, while Masters Cup was decided in favour of Quinn from Joytech/JoyTrack 24-7’s Carey Joy, with Western Sydney Motorsport driver Grant Thompson rounding out theclass podium.

Sheridan Phillips just missed the top 10 in the Phillips& Co Automotive entry, but was winner of Gold Cup from Fight MND’s Jeff Watters and Keith Bensley in the ASAP Marketing Aurion.

Results remain provisional and will be updated in due course.

The fourth and final race for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series in Townsville is set to take place at 10:30am AEST.

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