2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship Round 6 Race 2 - Oran Park, 29th July 2001 Kelly Rounds Out Perfect Weekend With nine wins from twelve starts Rick Kelly is certainly getting used to the winning feeling and this afternoon he...
2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship
Round 6 Race 2 - Oran Park, 29th July 2001
Kelly Rounds Out Perfect Weekend
With nine wins from twelve starts Rick Kelly is certainly getting used to the winning feeling and this afternoon he repeated his morning result by taking out the second race of round six of the Holden Australian Drivers' Championship. Kelly romped away at the green light and the teenage star from Mildura in Victoria went to the line at Oran Park with time in hand over Christian Murchison, who came through the field from a rear of grid start to salvage second place after a weekend he would rather forget.
Allan Gurr made it a third and second spot respectively after slowing late in the race and allowing Murchison through, but the NSW's driver showed he will be a contender for the remainder of the season. Peter Hill once again enjoyed a spirited dice with Canberra's Terry Clearihan to go to the line in fourth spot after another epic struggle. Finishing behind Clearihan, who has now moved into the lead of the Silver Star Championship, was former SS points-leader Ian Peters, with Roger 'Doc' Oakeshott unable to match his qualifying speed classified as the final finisher.
The category now moves to Mallala in South Australia for the penultimate round and Kelly, Murchison, Gurr and company will have their hands full with at least three, new front-runners set to join the fray for the final two championship rounds. <pre> Race 2 Results
Pos Car Entrant Driver Vehicle Laps Race.Time Fastest...Lap
1 2 Birrana Racing Rick Kelly Reynard 94D 18 19:06.9315 10 1:02.5590* 2 75 Chris Hocking Christian Murchison Reynard 97D 18 19:20.7282 11 1:03.0981 3 11 Ralt Racing Allan Gurr Reynard 94D 18 19:22.6990 10 1:03.3652 4 66 Peter Hill Peter Hill Reynard 95D 18 20:02.4809 16 1:05.3599 5 27 National Neon Signs Terry Clearihan Ralt RT 23 18 20:03.2148 16 1:05.2934 6 24 Ian Peters Ian Peters Reynard 91D 17 19:23.1186 3 1:07.2854 7 28 Chris Hocking Roger Oakeshot Reynard 97D 17 19:36.6772 10 1:07.6581
Fastest Lap Av.Speed Is 151kph, Race Av.Speed Is 148kph Current Race Lap Record Is 1:01.6718 Set On 30/07/2000 By Tim Leahey In A Reynard 92D R=under lap record by greatest margin, r=under lap record, *=fastest lap time
2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship (Top Ten) 1.Rick Kelly 225pts 2.Christian Murchison 117pts 3.Peter Hill 87pts 4.Alan Gurr 80pts 5.Stewart McColl 74pts 6.Terry Clearihan 62pts 7.Simon Wills 60pts 8.Ian Peters 52pts 9.Emerson Newton-John 49pts 10.Roger Oakeshott 35pts
2001 Formula Holden Silver Star 1.Terry Clearihan 170pts 2.Ian Peters 166pts 3.Roger Oakeshott 117pts 4.Rohan Carrig 74pts 5.Mark Ellis 47pts 6.Chris Hocking 40pts.