'Rat' turns it on for huge Barbagallo crowd RACE TWO Race two was a mix of fortunes for the drivers of Team Betta Electrical Car 65 Paul Radisich and Car 66 Dean Canto. The Safety car played a large role in the race. For Dean Canto who chose...
'Rat' turns it on for huge Barbagallo crowd
Race two was a mix of fortunes for the drivers of Team Betta Electrical Car 65 Paul Radisich and Car 66 Dean Canto.
The Safety car played a large role in the race. For Dean Canto who chose to make the mandatory pit stop early this was not a major drama but for Paul Radisich who pitted at Lap 8 it took its toll.
From the exit of the Pit Lane after the mandatory tyre change the pressure was on for The Rat in Car 65. He had a dual all the way along Pit Lane with the Sirromet Wine Car 29, driven by Paul Morris. This dual lasted until Lap 31 when The Rat managed to battle his way past Morris in car 29. Not long after this Morris went off causing the safety car to come out again.
Dean Canto had started the race at 27th place on the grid and managed to gain 5 places to finish in 22 place. The Rat began the race at 16 and managed to gain 3 places to finish at 13th place.
Race Three was a nail-biting race again with fortunes changing throughout the race. The Rat again showed his tenacity to gain several places over the duration of the race. In this race Dean Canto again went for an early pit stop whilst Radisich waited until Lap 9. Before he cam into the pits Radisich was placed 2nd. When he came back out after the pit stop he was at 14th position. From here he set about picking the opposition off one by one, in a planned tactical manoeuvre. By Lap 18 he had worked his way back up to 11the place. There were dramas late I the race when Steven Ellery in the Super Cheap Car 31 failed to take Cat Corner and rolled ending upside down in the sand. Ellery emerged shaken but OK. The race proceeded under safety car conditions until with one lap to go it was restarted.
Ambrose got a flying start and maintained the lead to finish first.
The Rat had come up to finish in 6th place. Dean Canto finished in 26th position.