(Sun.) 22 July 2001 Race report, Round 4 - Qld Raceway Three Wins For Stokell'S Lambo At Qld Raceway PAUL Stokell roared back into contention for the Megmantis.com Australian Nations Cup Championship with three straight wins in ...
(Sun.) 22 July 2001
Race report, Round 4 - Qld Raceway
Three Wins For Stokell'S Lambo At Qld Raceway
PAUL Stokell roared back into contention for the Megmantis.com Australian Nations Cup Championship with three straight wins in his Lamborghini Diablo in round four at Queensland Raceway today.
On a circuit clearly suited to his big Italian coupe, Stokell won each race with apparent ease, including the reverse-grid second event when he started at the back of the field.
A perfect score for the weekend, including pole position yesterday, lifted Stokell from fifth to third in the standings for the Meguiar's Drivers Championship at the halfway point in the season.
"In the last round in Canberra we scored no points at all, so today's result was vital in the championship campaign as well as very gratifying for the Wilkinson Sword team," Stokell said.
Behind Stokell, an exciting battle raged all day between V10 Chrysler Vipers Geoff Morgan and Darcy Russell and the nimble V8 Ferrari of Craig Baird.
Baird survived intense pressure from Morgan to take second place in the second and third races, while Morgan took the position from Russell in race one. Morgan set a new lap record during his pursuit of Baird in race two. <pre> MEGAMANTIS.COM AUSTRALIAN NATIONS CUP CHAMPIONSHIP (Round 4)
Race 1 :
1. P. Stokell (Lamborghini Diablo SVR) 2. G. Morgan (Chrysler Viper) 3. D. Russell (Chrysler Viper) 4. C. Baird (Ferrari 360 Challenge) 5. P. Fitzgerald (Porsche GT3) 6. J. Richards (Porsche GT3) Pole: P. Stokell 1:14.02 Fastest lap: P. Stokell 1:14.36
Race 2 (reverse grid):
1. P. Stokell 2. C. Baird 3. G. Morgan 4. D. Russell 5. J. Richards 6. P. Fitzgerald Fastest lap: G. Morgan 1:14.10 (record)
Race 3 :
1. P. Stokell 2. C. Baird 3. G. Morgan 4. D. Russell 5. P. Fitzgerald 6. J. Richards Fastest lap: P.Stokell 1:14.48
MEGUIAR'S DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP
492 J. Richards 406 P. Fitzgerald 399 P. Stokell 307 T. Quinn 297 C. Baird 270 D. Russell