FHOLDEN: Kelly completes hat-trick in Adelaide

In a race of attrition that saw just seven cars finish, Alan Gurr (Telecell/ Konica - Reynard 94D) claimed the final podium place after charging through from a non-representative qualifying spot. Gurr endured a spirited battle with Chris Staff ...

In a race of attrition that saw just seven cars finish, Alan Gurr (Telecell/ Konica - Reynard 94D) claimed the final podium place after charging through from a non-representative qualifying spot. Gurr endured a spirited battle with Chris Staff (Hocking Motorsport - Reynard 98D) on the way to his first championship points. Staff was another to retire after suffering a massive engine failure while holding fourth, elevating Peter Hill in the M ONE 11 machine, Hill also taking advantage of Terry Clearihan being black-flagged for an oil leak. Roger Oakeshot (Sportsmed - Reynard 97D) recorded his highest career finish in fifth and also claimed Silver Star spoils with a consistent showing. Ian Peters (EDS - Reynard 91D) and Rohan Carrig (CRD - Reynard 90D) rounded out the depleted field in sixth and seventh places respectively.

Tomorrow's race is poised to be an entertaining affair was Kelly, McColl and Gurr are all evenly matched and with Wills, Murchison (clutch failure in race one) and Emerson Newton-John starting from the rear. The latter's place dependent on his NRC team's planned overnight rebuild of the car he crashed during qualifying this morning. <pre> Pos Car Driver Vehicle Cap CL Laps Race.Time Fastest...Lap

1     2  Rick Kelly (SA)          Reynard 94D          3800       15    20:45.1563   8 1:21.9877
2    19  Stewart McColl (VIC)     Reynard 95D          3800       15    20:50.8860   9 1:22.2836
3    11  Alan Gurr (NSW)          Reynard 92D          3800       15    21:38.8249   6 1:23.3540
4    66  Peter Hill (VIC)         Reynard 94D          3800       15    21:43.9606  15 1:24.8887
5    28  Roger Oakeshott (SA)     Reynard 97D          3800       15    21:57.4881   9 1:26.1697
6    24  Ian Peters (SA)          Reynard 91D          3800       14    21:11.2115   8 1:29.1930
7    49  Rohan Carrig (VIC)       Reynard 89D          3800       13    21:12.9223   6 1:30.9230
DNF  27  Terry Clearihan (NSW)    Ralt RT23            3800       10    14:34.5940  10 1:25.3543
DNF  75  Christian Murchison      Reynard 98D          3800        6     8:50.0213   5 1:23.5884
DNF   1  Simon Wills (SA)         Reynard 94D          3800        5     6:57.0902   3 1:21.5227*
DNF  74  Chris Staff (VIC)        Reynard 98D          3800        4     5:45.1325   3 1:24.2028
DNS   3  Paul Stephenson (VIC)    Reynard 92D          3800
DNS  17  Mark Ellis (VIC)         Reynard 92D          3800
DNS  20  Emerson Newton-John VIC  Reynard 95D          3800

Fastest Lap Av.Speed Is 142kph, Race Av.Speed Is 140kph Current Lap Record Is 1:20.5087 Set On 09/04/2000 By Simon Wills (NZ) In A Reynard 94D

-FHolden-

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Rick Kelly , Simon Wills , Alan Gurr , Peter Hill , Christian Murchison , Mark Ellis , Emerson Newton-John