Phillip Island race report

MELBOURNE'S Kent Youlden maintained dominant form to win round two of the Century Batteries GT Production series today at the Phillip Island grand prix circuit in Victoria. Youlden, who also topped official practice on Friday and scored ...

MELBOURNE'S Kent Youlden maintained dominant form to win round two of the Century Batteries GT Production series today at the Phillip Island grand prix circuit in Victoria.

Youlden, who also topped official practice on Friday and scored pole position in qualifying yesterday, took two races in a Ford Falcon XR8 from Daryl Coon in a Falcon XR6.

Scott Loadsman took third place in a Holden Commodore SS in race one, while Alan Holgersson was third in race two in a Toyota Camry.

Youlden and Coon also won their respective V8 and six-cylinder classes.

Kosi Kalaitzidis, driving a Proton Satria GTi, won the Poolrite 4-Cylinder class in both races, re-visiting the form that delivered him the 2000 class championship.

Kalaitzidis had to fight hard to win the first race from Kent Youlden's son Luke, who started from pole position in a Holden Astra. The race was shortened from 10 laps to six after Youlden's teammate Jim McKinnon rolled his Astra at the high-speed turn two.

Kent Youlden's 2.9 sec. winning margin in race two did not reflect the tight battle in the early stages between the V8 Falcon and the Falcon of Coon,the initial leader, and the Toyota Camry of Alan Holgersson.

<pre> CENTURY BATTERIES AUSTRALIAN GT PRODUCTION CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

GT Production Series, round 2, race 1 1. K. Youlden (Falcon XR8) 2. D. Coon (Falcon XR6) 3. S. Loadsman (Commodore SS) 4. A. Holgersson (Camry Touring) 5. R. Chadwick (Magna Sports) 6. J. McIlroy (Falcon XR8) Pole: K. Youlden, 1:51.82 Fastest lap: K. Youlden 1:52.26 Poolrite V8 Touring.: K. Youlden Poolrite 6-Cylinder Touring: D. Coon Hippies 4-Cylinder Touring: K. Kalaitzidis (Proton)

GT Production Series, round 2, race 2 1. K. Youlden (Falcon XR8) 2. D. Coon (Falcon XR6) 3. A. Holgersson (Camry Touring) 4. S. Loadsman (Commodore SS) 5. R. Chadwick (Magna Sports) 6. B. Carr (Ford Falcon XR8) Fastest lap: K. Youlden, 1:52.09 Poolrite V8 Touring: K. Youlden Hippies 6-Cylinder Touring: D. Coon Hippies 4-Cylinder Touring: K. Kalaitzidis

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS (after round 2): Poolrite V8 Touring: 46 J. McIlroy, 40 B. Carr, 36 R. Winston (Commodore SS). Poolrite 6-Cylinder Touring: 62 D. Coon, 46 A.Holgersson, 42 R.Chadwick. Poolrite 4-Cylinder Touring: 41 L. Youlden (Holden Astra), 30 K. Kalaitzidis, 29 N. Williams (Proton).

-Chris Nixon

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Series Supercars
Drivers Scott Loadsman , Phillip Island
Teams Williams