Wakefield 2nd in Konica V8 race at Bathurst. Brisbane driver Wayne Wakefield today drove a Sirromet Wines Holden Commodore to second place in the Konica V8 Supercar Challenge race at Bathurst. The 30-lap event was the major support race...
Wakefield 2nd in Konica V8 race at Bathurst.
Brisbane driver Wayne Wakefield today drove a Sirromet Wines Holden Commodore to second place in the Konica V8 Supercar Challenge race at Bathurst.
The 30-lap event was the major support race leading up to tomorrow's Bob Jane T-Marts Bathurst 1000.
Gold Coast-based Victorian Luke Youlden won the Konica race in 1-hr 23-mins 49.433-secs in a Parts Plus Ford Falcon. He finished 12.814-secs clear of Wakefield, who was followed by Matthew White in a V.I.P. Petfoods Holden Commodore.
Wakefield, who is driving with fellow-Queenslander Paul Morris in tomorrow's 1000km endurance race, qualified second for the Konica race and was fourth into the first corner. He steadily improved his position and took the lead after the first of the three Safety Car periods.
For the remainder of the race Wakefield contested the lead with Youlden and they broke away from the remainder of the field. Youlden eventually regained the lead on lap 19 and held first position until the finish.
WAYNE WAKEFIELD QUOTES: "It's good to be on the podium, although after winning this race last year I'd have liked to have done it again. Luke and I had a good race. His Falcon seemed to have better car speed and I had a fuel pressure problem in the last few laps. I had to keep switching from the 'main' to the reserve tank because there was a pick-up problem. In the end we had to settle for second. The Sirromet Wines team have worked really hard this weekend getting two cars competitive and I appreciate their efforts. The Konica race will help me for tomorrow."
<pre> V8 KONICA RESULTS -- RACE (30 laps): POS DRIVER CAR TIME 1. Luke Youlden Parts Plus Ford Falcon 1:23:49.433 2. Wayne Wakefield Sirromet Wines Holden Commodore 1:24:02.247 3. Matthew White V.I.P. Petfoods Holden Commodore 1:24:10.757 4. Terry Wyhoon Kitome/Lubrimaxx Ford Falcon 1:24:13.712 5. Andrew Jones Natrad Ford Falcon 1:24:37.006