BIG FINISH TOMORROW TO DETERMINE SERIES LEADER The scene is set for an exciting finale to round seven of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at the Super Cheap Auto 1000 in Bathurst tomorrow. Coming into today's race two, Fabian...
BIG FINISH TOMORROW TO DETERMINE SERIES LEADER
The scene is set for an exciting finale to round seven of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at the Super Cheap Auto 1000 in Bathurst tomorrow.
Coming into today's race two, Fabian Coulthard (Glenfords Tool Centres / Makita) led the round points following his race one win yesterday and equaled Jim Richards (OAMPS Insurance Brokers) in the overall championship points.
That is still the scenario heading into tomorrow's final race. Why this is still the scenario is because a spectacular high speed crash brought a premature end to today's eight-lap encounter.
Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup debutant Shannon O'Brien (Glenfords Tool Centres / Hitachi) created spectacular vision with a double flip and 360 degree spin and slide through The Chase on lap two. The incident occurred after O'Brien lost grip through The Chase at a speed in excess of 200kph.
The reigning New Zealand Formula Ford champion walked away unscathed but the Number 6 Glenfords Tool Centres and Hitachi-backed Porsche was not so lucky.
At the time of the incident, Coulthard was leading Klark Quinn (Team VIP Petfoods), Richards, Jonathon Webb (Tekno Autosport / Yachting Unlimited), Peter Fitzgerald (Acer / Abcor) and Luke Youlden (Team VIP Petfoods).
Before the race started, promising Porsche racer Bryce Washington (ADRAD Radiators) had to pull off the grid with a broken drive shaft. Then on the first lap, an incident involving Theo Koundouris (Supabarn Supermarkets / Dare Shots), Paul Freestone (Freestones Transport) and James Cressey (Zarraffas Coffee) left all three with a damage bill.
The race was red flagged on the fifth lap and results taken after the second lap when the WPS Safety Car emerged, however it will not be an official points scoring race as 75 percent of the race distance was not completed.
So enter race three of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at the Super Cheap Auto 1000 tomorrow at 7.55am. Not only will it determine the round winner, but either Richards or Coulthard will stand alone at the top of the championship standings.
This race will be telecast live on Network Ten's coverage of the event.
All cars in the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup are developed and built by Porsche' racing arm in Weissach, Germany. With a top speed in excess of 300 kilometres per hour, the lightweight, high performance vehicles have a 400 horsepower, 6 cylinder Boxer engine which revs to 8000 RPM, producing a sound that is distinctly Porsche.