Surfers Paradise: Aussie Racing Cars Thursday notes

LAWRENCE TAKES FIRST BLOOD ON THE STREETS OF GOLD COAST IN AUSSIE RACING CARS David Lawrence has kicked off his Super GP assault in the Aussie Racing Cars today with a perfect scorecard after qualifying fastest and winning the first race on the...

LAWRENCE TAKES FIRST BLOOD ON THE STREETS OF GOLD COAST IN AUSSIE RACING CARS

David Lawrence has kicked off his Super GP assault in the Aussie Racing Cars today with a perfect scorecard after qualifying fastest and winning the first race on the concrete-lined walls of Surfers Paradise.

With the Series in its penultimate round and points at a premium the current Series leader, Lawrence, was looking to cement his place at the top of the table.

In qualifying this morning it was Lawrence who stood at the top of the grid with Sydney's Kyle Clews sharing the front row with the Queenslander.

Clews suffered a serious points loss last round at Oran Park where an overseas trip interfered with his series and a first race crash put his stand-in driver, Jim Clews, out of the event.

As a result Clews dropped from being head to head with Lawrence to fourth in the series points coming into this round.

Newly crowned Formula Ford Champion, Nick Percat was third fastest in his first outing since 2006 where he dominated the final race at this circuit with a last to first win in the wet final race.

Maurice Masini was fourth fastest with the first of the Toyota Aurions in fifth with Brad Ward as the pilot and Adam Gowans was sixth fastest in his Aurion.

Onto the race and it was Lawrence who lead for the most part of it with Clews, a former winner at Surfers Paradise, fighting every inch of the way.

Momentarily on lap five of seven Clews lead the race after making a move on Lawrence, but it was the latter that re-took the lead and went on to win the race.

Brad Ward impressed by working his way to third place after battling with Nick Percat and Maurice Masini.

Mark Duckworth headed the field in the Masters Cup race after qualifying fastest and coming home ahead of all the other Masters competitors.

Sheridan Phillips qualified second in the category but it was Darren Chamberlin that followed Duckworth across the line.

The Aussie Racing Cars are on the track again at 10.25am tomorrow for Race 2 of the event.

-credit: aussieracingcars.com.au

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Series Supercars
Drivers Brad Ward , Mark Duckworth , Nick Percat , Adam Gowans