GT Production at Oran Park

Race Report, Round 6 - Oran Park, NSW (Sun.) 30 July 2000 MAZDA RX-7 driver Ric Shaw boosted his lead in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship with two flag-to-flag wins in round six today at Oran Park, near ...

Race Report, Round 6 - Oran Park, NSW (Sun.) 30 July 2000

MAZDA RX-7 driver Ric Shaw boosted his lead in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship with two flag-to-flag wins in round six today at Oran Park, near Sydney.

Shaw claimed a winning margin in race one of 5.1 sec. over his nearest series rival Mark King, whose Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo V made it only 300 metres into race two before retiring with driveshaft failure.

Despite the setback to King, who had cut his points deficit by winning five of the last six races before this weekend and pole position yesterday, Shaw said he still was not confident of winning the championship.

"This was just what we needed, because I think the last two rounds will favour Mark's car," Shaw said.

Falcon XR6 driver Daryl Coon scored his eighth win of the year in the Pennzoil Six-cylinder Touring class.

This weekend's races will be shown on Trackside on Network Ten throughout Australia next Sunday, 6 August, from 3 pm. Round seven of eight in the series will be on 19-20 August at Calder Park, Melbourne.

<pre> RESULTS: Race 1 (10 laps) -Outright Class 1. Ric Shaw (Mazda RX-7) Autobarn High Perf.: Ric Shaw (Mazda RX-7) 2. Mark King (Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo V) Hippies Sports Touring: David Wood (Honda Integra Type R) 3. Wayne Boatwright (Subaru Impreza WRX STi) Pennzoil V8 Touring: James Philip (Ford Falcon XR8) 4. Scott Jacob (Subaru Impreza WRX STi) Pennzoil 6-cyl. Touring: Daryl Coon (Ford Falcon XR6) 5. Graham Alexander (Mitsubishi LancerRS Evo V) Poolrite 4-cyl. Touring: Warren Luff (Peugeot 306) 6. Jim McKnoulty (Subaru Impreza WRX STi)

Race 2 (14 laps) - Outright   Class
1.  Ric Shaw (Mazda RX-7)                        Autobarn High Perf.:     Ric Shaw (Mazda RX-7)
2.  Wayne Boatwright (Subaru Impreza WRX STi)    Hippies Sports Touring:  Wayne Russell (BMW 323i)
3.  Grah. Alexander (Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo V) Pennzoil V8 Touring:     James Philip (Ford Falcon XR8)
4.  Scott Jacob (Subaru Impreza WRX STi)         Pennzoil 6-cyl. Touring: Daryl Coon (Ford Falcon XR6)
5.  Don Pulver (Subaru Impreza WRX)              Poolrite 4-cyl. Touring: Nathan Thomas (Suzuki Swift GTi)
6.  Jim McKnoulty (Subaru Impreza WRX STi)

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: Outright Class 1. Ric Shaw 133 Autobarn High Perf.: Ric Shaw 133 2. Mark King 99 Hippies Sports Touring: David Wood 146 3. Bob Hughes 59 Pennzoil V8 Touring: Warren Millet 112 4. Barry Morcom 50 Pennzoil 6-cyl. Touring: Daryl Coon 156 5. Grant Kenny 44 Poolrite 4-cyl. Touring: Kosi Kalaitzidis 133 6. Graham Alexander 41

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