Baily continues first round blitz. Taking off from where he won the initial heat of the first Reward Insurance Australian Sports Sedan Championship round, Kerry Baily had a decisive win in the second round. In a repeat of the opening foray,...
Baily continues first round blitz.
Taking off from where he won the initial heat of the first Reward Insurance Australian Sports Sedan Championship round, Kerry Baily had a decisive win in the second round. In a repeat of the opening foray, Baily won from Victorian Dean Randle's Saab/Chev and the Toyoto Supra/Chev of NSW's Des Wall.
But the Tasmanian-born Queensland resident Baily had a much tougher race in the early stages at least. His Nissan 300ZX/Chev was quickly caught by Tony Ricciardello's Alfa Romeo/Chev which started towards the rear of the field after failing to finish the first race. The defending champion soon had the lead, but couldn't shake a determined Baily who actually retrieved the lead just as the Alfa Romeo's differiental expired.
The subsequent retirement elevated Randle to second which he held to the finish despite the closing Wall. Phil Crompton maintain his place throughout to finish a solid fourth in the Ford Falcon while Graham Smith's Fait Turbo-powered Opel Calibra maintained fifth with an engined-trouble Pontiac of Jeff Barnes close behind.
Mark Duggan again finished in the points in his Calibra ahead of the Rotary Turbo Toyota Levin of Trent Young. Queenslander Charlie Senese was next in his Chev-engined Ford Falcon, clear of Bill Martin who relegated the Holden Commodore of Peter Best and David Thexton's Falcon after an early spin.
Fastest qualifier Daniel Jameson crashed out of race one and didn't do a full lap as the Jaguar XKR/Chev had a water pump failure. Likewise a clash between Chris Jackson and Stephen Lichtenberger ruled them out on the opening lap, and Mark Stinson only completed a couple of laps when a sticking throttle put his Calibra/Chev out.
Highlights of each round of the REWARD INSURANCE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS SEDAN CHAMPIONSHIP can be seen on Network TEN's Trackside program. Each of the five rounds of the series will be scheduled for the program, which generally airs the week after the round. Trackside is a 90-minute program featured on Sunday afternoons from 2:30 pm right after RPM.