Wakefield Park race report/results Performance series

(Sun.) 6 May 2001 / Race report - Wakefield Park, NSW HOLDEN driver Philip Polites took the lead in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship after round two today at Wakefield Park circuit, near Goulburn, but it was Ford...

(Sun.) 6 May 2001 / Race report - Wakefield Park, NSW

HOLDEN driver Philip Polites took the lead in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship after round two today at Wakefield Park circuit, near Goulburn, but it was Ford star John Bowe who stole the show with a maiden win for his new Ford Mustang.

Polites, a race winner aboard his Commodore HSV GTS300i in round one in Adelaide last month, scored two fifth places today to take over the series points lead from defending champion Mark King, who suffered from a non-finish in race one.

Bowe's Mustang Cobra RA, the first Mustang entry by a major touring car team in 15 years, started the first race from pole position, but could finish only 11th with a misfiring engine. Queenslander Brett Peters won in a Subaru, from Michael Brock in a Mitsubishi Evo V.

The Mustang started race two from 11th and powered through the field to overtake Peters' Subaru for the lead on the ninth of 13 laps, in the process breaking the course record on four successive laps.

Gary Deane drove his Subaru consistently to take third place in both races.

Today's races were part of the first independent PROCAR Seriesmeeting, which attracted a record Wakefield Park attendance of 10,928 over two days.

<pre> RESULTS

GT Performance Series, round 2, race 1 1. B. Peters (Subaru Impreza STi) 2. M. Brock (Mitsubishi Evo V) 3. G. Deane (Subaru Impreza STi) 4. P. Kirkham (Mazda RX-7) 5. P. Polites (Holden Commodore GTS300i) 6. S. Knight (Mitsubishi Evo VI)

GT Performance Series, round 2, race 2 1. J. Bowe (Ford Mustang Cobra RA) 2.. B. Peters (Subaru Impreza STi) 3. G. Deane (Subaru Impreza STi) 4. R. Pearson (Mazda RX-7) 5. P. Polites (Holden Commodore GTS300i) 6. P. Floyd (Holden Commodore GTS300i)

COMBINED CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 38 P. Polites 30 B. Peters 28 M. King 26 G. Deane 25 R. Hughes 17 P. Kirkham

Poolrite High Performance: 38 P. Polites. Hippies Sports Touring: 47 A. Robson (Toyota MR2). Poolrite V8 Touring: 30 J. McIlroy. Poolrite Six-cylinder Touring: 31 D. Coon. Poolrite Four-cylinder Touring: 28 L. Youlden (Holden Astra).

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Series General
Drivers John Bowe , Mark King , Michael Brock , Gary Deane , Brett Peters
Tags AUSGTP-P