After yet another incident filled Formula Holden event that saw cars spinning, gearboxes braking and tight mid-field dicing, no one could stop Rick Kelly from notching up his eleventh win of the season in yet another dominant display.
After yet another incident filled Formula Holden event that saw cars spinning, gearboxes braking and tight mid-field dicing, no one could stop Rick Kelly from notching up his eleventh win of the season in yet another dominant display. Kelly survived a Safety Car interrupted run to victory after his closest challenger Christian Murchison retired at the start with differential failure. Alan Gurr finished in an excellent second spot after enduring a hectic dice with Emerson Newton-John and Brenton Ramsay flew through from the rear of the field to claim a well deserved third place after this morning's brake failure fright.
Peter Hill took advantage of Newton-John succumbing to gearbox maladies with just three laps to go and moved into fourth place after a frantic mid-field dice with Mark Ellis, Chris Hocking and Roger Oakeshott. The latter responsible for bringing out the Safety Car on lap 15 after beaching his car on the exit curb at the Southern Hairpin.
Chris Hocking claimed fifth and outright Silver Star honours for the day after Ian Peters and Terry Clearihan spun during the opening laps. Clearihan recovered to fight back to seventh spot behind Mark Ellis, who showed good speed all weekend as the battle for the Silver Star championship heads to the final Winton round in four weeks time. Rohan Carrig limped across the line in eighth with Peters the final classified finisher after suffering from a lack of brakes throughout the 18-lap event. Peters now takes the lead in the Silver Star championship with one round to go.
<pre> Race 2 Results
Pos Car Entrant Driver Vehicle Laps Race.Time Fastest...Lap
1 2 Holden Young Lions Rick Kelly (SA) Reynard 94D 19 22:37.9268 5 1:03.3366* 2 11 Ralt Australia Alan Gurr (NSW) Reynard 94D 19 22:41.2023 6 1:04.5105 3 9 Birrana Racing Brenton Ramsay (SA) Reynard 95D 19 22:42.7912 19 1:04.0102 4 66 M One 11 Peter Hill (VIC) Reynard 95D 19 22:47.4859 12 1:05.1269 5 74 Hocking Motorsport Chris Hocking (VIC) Reynard 97D 19 22:52.0687 19 1:06.0143 6 17 Millar Motors Mark Ellis (VIC) Reynard 92D 19 22:56.1910 6 1:07.0524 7 27 National Neon Signs Terry Clearihan (ACT) Ralt RT23 18 22:49.8137 10 1:06.1004 8 49 Rohan Carrig Rohan Carrig (VIC) Reynard 98D 18 23:25.3462 7 1:09.3681 9 24 Cantech Engineering Ian Peters (SA) Reynard 91D 17 23:31.9516 7 1:13.5207 DNF 76 Hocking Motorsport Emerson Newton-John VIC Reynard 97D 14 15:40.1056 5 1:04.7653 DNF 28 Hocking Motorsport Roger Oakeshott (SA) Reynard 97D 11 12:39.2247 8 1:06.6535 DNF 75 Hocking Motorsport Christian Murchison VIC Reynard 97D
Fastest Lap Av.Speed Is 148kph, Race Av.Speed Is 131kph
Current Lap Record Is 1:02.5700 Set On 07/08/1994 By Paul Stokell (SA) In A Birrana Reynard
R=under lap record by greatest margin, r=under lap record, *=fastest lap time record, *=fastest lap time
2001 Holden Australian Drivers Championship (Top Ten) 1. Rick Kelly 265pts; 2. Christian Murchison 132pts; 3. Alan Gurr 107pts; 4. Peter Hill 99pts; 5. Stewart McColl 74pts; 6. Terry Clearihan 66pts; 7. Ian Peters 62pts; 8. Simon Wills 60pts; 9. Emerson Newton-John 59pts; 10. Roger Oakeshott 35pts
2001 Silver Star Award
1. Ian Peters 194pts; 2. Terry Clearihan 182pts; 3. Roger Oakeshott 117pts; 4. Rohan Carrig 94pts; 5. Chris Hocking 75pts; 6. Mark Ellis 74pts;