ATCC: Calder report

SUNDAY, APR 28, 1996 CALDER PARK MOTOR RACEWAY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA... Team Castrol number two driver Russell Ingall was the Surprise overall winner of round 6 of the Shell Australian Touring Car Championships at Melbourne's Calder...

SUNDAY, APR 28, 1996 CALDER PARK MOTOR RACEWAY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA... Team Castrol number two driver Russell Ingall was the Surprise overall winner of round 6 of the Shell Australian Touring Car Championships at Melbourne's Calder Park.

Ingall who has returned to Australia after a successful overseas career won one heat and took two seconds to take the round from Ford drivers John Bowe and Glen Seton.

HEAT ONE "Das Wunderkid" Craig Lowndes won the first heat of the 3 heat contest from pole in his new high tech factory Holden Commodore with Ingall taking second and Bowe third. Local hero Peter Brock had a race long battle with Ford veteran Dick Johnson with Brock grabbing fourth before spinning put with only a handful of laps to go.. Glen Seton retired after his Ford Credit Racing Ford Falcon dropped a cylinder early in the heat leaving the team with a rapid engine change for heat two.

HEAT TWO Russell Ingall won his first ever Shell Australian Touring Car Championships race after a lightning start and car problems from Lowndes. John Bowe just held of the Falcon of Queenslander Tony Longhurst from Wayne Gardner, Glen Seton, and rookie privateer Steven Richards.

HEAT THREE Seton made a blinding start from fifth to grab the lead in the final heat. He was never headed and won from Ingall, his team leader Larry Perkins, Bowe, Brock and Longhurst.

HEAT ONE DRIVER TEAM CAR Craig Lowndes Mobil/Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore Russell Ingall Team Castrol Holden Commodore John Bowe Shell/FAI/Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon Dick Johnson Shell/FAI/Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon Larry Perkins Team Castrol Holden Commodore Mark Skaife Gibson MotorSport Holden Commodore HEAT TWO DRIVER TEAM CAR Russell Ingall Team Castrol Holden Commodore John Bowe Shell/FAI/Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon Tony Longhurst Team Castrol Ford Falcon Wayne Gardner Coca Cola/Wayne Gardner Racing Holden Commodore Glen Seton Ford Credit Racing Ford Falcon Steven Richards Valvoline/Cummins Holden Commodore Larry Perkins Team Castrol Holden Commodore HEAT THREE DRIVER TEAM CAR Glen Seton Ford Credit Racing Ford Falcon Russell Ingall Team Castrol Holden Commodore Larry Perkins Team Castrol Holden Commodore John Bowe Shell/FAI/Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon Peter Brock Mobil/Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore Tony Longhurst Team Castrol Ford Falcon OVERALL Russell Ingall John Bowe Glen Seton

TOP PRIVATEER John Faulkner Betta Electricals Holden Commodore

SHELL AUSTRALIAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS POINTS AFTER ROUND SIX.

JOHN BOWE   224
CRAIG LOWNDES  221
GLEN SETON  191
PETER BROCK    140
LARRY PERKINS  137

NEXT ROUND LAKESIDE, BRISBANE, QLD. MAY 5.

-- Brett Ramsey

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Series General
Drivers John Faulkner , Wayne Gardner , Russell Ingall , Mark Skaife , Craig Lowndes , John Bowe , Tony Longhurst , Larry Perkins , Peter Brock , Dick Johnson , Steven Richards
Teams Holden Racing Team