Adelaide: Race three notes

Second Lamborghini Win Puts Stokell In Nations Cup Series Lead In Adelaide LAMBORGHINI driver Paul Stokell raced to the lead in the 2002 Australian Nations Cup Championship with a win in the third leg of round one on the Adelaide Parklands...

Second Lamborghini Win Puts Stokell In Nations Cup Series Lead In Adelaide

LAMBORGHINI driver Paul Stokell raced to the lead in the 2002 Australian Nations Cup Championship with a win in the third leg of round one on the Adelaide Parklands circuit today.

Stokell, a three-time Australian Gold Star champion, led throughout the race to record his second win of the weekend and overtake Ferrari rival John Bowe in the series pointscore.

Bowe brought his Ferrari 360 Michelotto home 7.7 seconds behind in second place, ahead of Viper driver Geoff Morgan and 2001 champion Jim Richards, in a Porsche.

"We seemed to have the race pretty well under control today and in fact I thought John eased off toward the end when it was fairly clear he wouldn't catch me," Stokell said.

"Two wins were a great reward for our crew, who worked all night on Friday to replace the transmission."

Nations Cup newcomer Dean Cook (Porsche) won the Group Two class today after Sam Newman, winner of the first two legs in his Ferrari, threw away the race with a last-lap spin.

The championship continues at Symmons Plains, Tasmania, on 5-7 April. This weekend's races will be shown on Speedweek on SBS TV from 3.30 pm on Saturday 23 March.

RESULTS
Race 3 (12 laps):
Group One
1. Paul Stokell (Lamborghini Diablo SVR)
2. John Bowe (Ferrari 360 Michelotto)
4. Geoff Morgan (Chrysler Viper)
3. Jim Richards (Porsche GT3)
5. Peter Fitzgerald (Porsche GT3)
6. Tony Quinn (Porsche GT3 Cup)

Group Two
1. Dean Cook (Porsche GT3)
3. Steve Beards (Ferrari 360 Challenge)
2. John Teulan (Ferrari 360 Challenge)
Fastest lap: Stokell 1:26.30

DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP: Group One - 175 Stokell, 171 Bowe, 145 Morgan, 140 Richards, 116 Fitzgerald, 108 D'arcy Russell. Group Two - 160 Teulan,

-www.procar.com.au-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Jim Richards , John Bowe , Tony Quinn , Geoff Morgan , Peter Fitzgerald , John Teulan , Paul Stokell