Eastern Creek; new king crowned in round two

A STORMING drive by Queenslander Mark King broke the unbeaten run of Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship leader Ric Shaw in round two today at Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW. After winning the first three races of the...

A STORMING drive by Queenslander Mark King broke the unbeaten run of Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship leader Ric Shaw in round two today at Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW.

After winning the first three races of the season in his Mazda RX-7, Shaw had to settle for second in the first of two nine-lap races, although he still leads the series by a substantial margin after winning race two.

King, driving a Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evolution V, and Shaw battled from the start of the first race and swapped the lead several times before the Queenslander took the win by just 0.8 sec.

Wayne Russell took his first two wins of the season in his BMW 323i to lead the Hippies Sports Touring class over David Wood=B9s Honda Integra Type R. <pre> RESULTS: Race 1 - Outright 1. M. King (Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo V) 2. R. Shaw (Mazda RX-7) 3. B. Morcom (Mazda RX-7) 4. T. Haines (Subaru Impreza WRX STi) 5. G. Deane (Subaru Impreza WRX) 6. W. Russell (BMW 323i)

Class Autobarn High Perf.: R.Shaw (Mazda RX-7) Hippies Sports Touring: W. Russell (BMW 323i) Pennzoil V8 Touring: R. Hill (Holden Commodore Exec.) Pennzoil Six-cyl. Touring: D.Coon (Ford Falcon XR6) Poolrite Four-cyl. Touring: W. Luff (Peugeot 306)

Race 2 - Outright 1. R.Shaw (Mazda RX-7) 2. B.Morcom (Mazda RX-7) 3. G.Kenny (Subaru Impreza WRX STi) 4. P. Kirkham (Mazda RX-7) 5. D. Gilbert (Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo V) 6. Bob Hughes (Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo V) Class Autobarn High Perf.: R.Shaw (Mazda RX-7) Hippies Sports Touring: W. Russell (BMW 323i) Pennzoil V8 Touring: S. Loadsman (Holden Commodore SS) Pennzoil Six-cyl. Touring: D.Coon (Ford Falcon XR6) Poolrite Four-cyl. Touring: W. Luff (Peugeot 306)

CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: Outright 1. Ric Shaw 75 2. Barry Morcom 39 3. Bob Hughes 35 4. Mark King 26 5. Grant Kenny 24 6. Dennis Gilbert 22

Class Autobarn High Perf.: R.Shaw 75 Hippies Sports Touring: W. Russell 64 Pennzoil V8 Touring: S.Loadsman 58 Pennzoil Six-cyl. Touring: D.Coon 69 Poolrite Four-cyl. Touring: K. Kalaitzidis 60

-Chris Nixon-

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Series Supercars
Drivers Ric Shaw , Wayne Russell , Mark King , Bob Hughes , Barry Morcom , David Wood