Two from two for Joel Heinrich in Tasmania

A thrilling battle was won by Osborn’s Transport’s Joel Heinrich in Race 2 for the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series at Symmons Plains.

Heinrich swapped the lead with Team CoolDrive/Motorsport 25driver Reece Chapman for much of the 19-lap affair, but the latter had to settle for second and Ryder Quinn finished a close third.

Quinn won the start alongside the Osborn’s Transport Mustang of Heinrich as Chapman had a peak at taking second at Turn 6, but fell short.

Team CoolDrive/Peroso Racing’s Josh Anderson was still recovering from a Race 1 off at Turn 2, but demoted Kent Quinn to fifth in his Norganic Proteins entry.

Losing the lead along the back sweeper was Quinn as Heinrich and Chapman drafted their way past as Anderson made a move the next lap at thehairpin to further demote the Black Diamond Building and Construction Mustang to fourth.

After a frantic battle early, the race settled down, but only momentarily as the Team CoolDrive pair worked together to chase down Heinrich as the top five broke away from Cody McKay, who in turn was leading Gold Cup leader James Ward.

Chapman was under extreme pressure from Anderson, but turned this into an attack on Heinrich as he moved through at Turn 6. Anderson also attempted to move past, but failed as Ryder Quinn held a watching brief behind.

Chapman continued to lead, but there was contact between Ryder Quinn and Anderson at Turn 6, spinning the reigning series winner as he dropped to 20th. The incident broke up the lead pack by lap 10 as Heinrich’s relentless pressure on Chapman continued.

A superb drive placed Craig Thompson into seventh for Thrifty Western Sydney Motorsport from Action Line Marking’s Scott Dornan, there covering Brandon Madden following an earlier off and Sheridan Phillips.

Changes for the lead then flowed as first Heinrich took the lead, then Chapman was back there before the series leader assumed the position exiting the hairpin after the Team CoolDrive/Motorsport 25 driver ran wide.

With Heinrich now building a gap, Chapman now had to focus on Ryder Quinn behind as the trio entered the final lap just 0.268s separating them.

However, the order didn’t change as Heinrich held off Chapman and Ryder Quinn, with Klark Quinn not far behind in fourth.

James Ward took Gold Cup honours and fifth outright after McKay dropped out as Madden, Phillips, Craig Thompson, Grant Thompson after final lap contact with Dornan and Fight MND’s Jeff Watters completed the top10.

Ryder Quinn continued to lead Rookie Cup ahead of Madden and Rylan Gray.

Victorious in Masters Cup was Kent Quinn from Grant Thompson and Muscle Car Trimmers Andrew Longelly, while Gold Cup was taken by Ward from Craig Thompson as Watters rounded out the class podium.

The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series will contest two races tomorrow including an inverted grid event to start off the action at 8:40am AEST.

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