DAVISON SCOOPS THE POOL ON THE GOLD COAST An unblemished weekend of go to whoa victories in the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup has installed Alex Davison as a deserving round seven winner during the Lexmark Indy 300 on the Gold Coast ...
DAVISON SCOOPS THE POOL ON THE GOLD COAST
An unblemished weekend of go to whoa victories in the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup has installed Alex Davison as a deserving round seven winner during the Lexmark Indy 300 on the Gold Coast today.
Davison was again at his menacing best on the streets of Surfers Paradise as he confidently guided the Glenfords Tool Centres/Dewalt Porsche to victory in the third race.
However time constraints which reduced the final encounter to just five of a designated eight laps rendered the race a non-event.
At least 75 percent of the race distance must be completed to be an official points-scoring race. In today's race, six laps would need to have been completed for it to have been an official championship race.
Davison led home David Reynolds (Bob Jane T-Marts), Jim Richards (OAMPS Insurance Brokers), David Russell (Boom Logistics/Sherrin Hire) and Rodney Jane (Bob Jane T-Marts) in the non-championship race three.
But there was no doubt Davison was fully deserving of the much celebrated round spoils after a dominant weekend of racing.
His maximum points haul in Queensland also assured the 26-year-old a mathematical opportunity of stealing the championship during the Grand Finale at Phillip Island on December 8-10.
"This round I've finally got off the line well to the first corner," said Davison.
"I was very happy with coming away with the round win and narrowing the gap a bit more on Bairdo (Craig Baird) but there is still a long way to go.
"It was hard to pass out there so the start was very important. There was plenty of pressure out there put on by David (Reynolds) who had plenty of pace.
"I don't wish DNFs on anyone but we need Bairdo to have them if I'm to stay in championship contention. I've had a few poor finishes especially my round at Wakefield Park which is why he is so far in front."
Sharing the podium with Davison was another of the Gold Coast's consistent campaigners, Reynolds, who confidently set an unrivalled path into second.
The effervescent Richards made a welcome return to the placegetters frame after a recent dry spell. His efforts proved enough to clinch third to mark his first podium in four outings.
Current series leader Craig Baird (Team VIP Petfoods) was without doubt a menacing figure on track during today's action as he pegged back half the field after being forced to start from the rear of the grid on account of his first ever DNF this season during race two.
The committed New Zealand driver would have come away from the outing full of confidence and hoping to re-establish his dominance on his way to clinching a coveted Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup title at Phillip Island during the final round to be held from December 8 to 10.