It was a hard fought victory for opening race winner Joel Heinrich as the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars contested its second race of the day at the Valo Adelaide 500.
Heinrich outlasted rival Kody Garland as he finished after a late-race move from Josh Anderson, who will be one to watch in Race 3 tomorrow.
It was Garland off the start as Heinrich in the Osborn’s Transport Ford Mustang was the unusual position of being second and having to defend hard due to the advances of CoolDrive Racing’s Josh Anderson.
Mona Vale Medical Centre’s Peter Carr continued his impressive return in fourth holding off leading rookie Cody Brewczynski in the Shell Rimula Top Gun Racing Ford Mustang in an entertaining battle for the minors.
Heinrich bided his time and made his move on lap 4 at turn 9 to snatch the lead from Garland, as he began to build a gap of 1.3s.
Garland had pressure coming from Anderson, Carr and Brewczynski as this enabled Heinrich to further build on his comfortable margin.
Anderson was able to find a way through Garland as the MTA NSW/Valvoline Mustang struggled to sustain the pace demonstrated by its rivals.
Although the top five were closely matched during the early stages, the rest of field had been dropped as Kyle Ensbey led the pursuing pack from Jack Boyd’s Palmer’s Australia Toyota Aurion and the recovering Anthony DiMauro after his opening race incident in the Koan Solutions Chevrolet Camaro.
In front, Heinrich continued his perfect weekend to take victory from Anderson, Garland, Carr and Brewczynski.
Ensbey held off Boyd as DiMauro led CoolDrive racing’s Reece Chapman after a phenomenal charge through the field following his opening race incident and Action Line Marking’s Scott Dornan completed the top 10.
Just as Heinrich was proving to be unstoppable in theoutright results, the same could be said in Masters Cup as Leigh Bowler tookanother class win in the Supergroups Chevrolet Camaro as this time, he hadNorganic Proteins supported Kent Quinn right behind in his Toyota.
Third in the class was Pro Cool Racing’s Troy Jones.
Jeff Watters driving the Aughtersons Insurance Brokers Mustang led Gold Cup from Scott Taylor and Emma Clark, who also secured the Ladies Cup from Imogen Radburn.
The Battery World Aussie Racing Cars return to action tomorrow at 9:05am ACDT.