McLaughlin secures round as Percat takes Race 3
Scott McLaughlin has secured his second consecutive Dunlop Series round victory by finishing second in the third and final race at the Sucrogen Townsville 400.
Nick Percat was the class of the Race 3 field – launching off the front-row of the grid to take a lead he would never lose.
McLaughlin spent much of the race holding Chaz Mostert at bay. The pair made nose-to-tail contact on several occasions, eventually greeting the chequered flag a full 10s adrift of Percat.
Tim Blanchard recovered from his Race 2 dramas to take fourth ahead of George Miedecke, Geoff Emery, Drew Russell, Dale Wood, David Russell and Marcus Zukanovic.
The results ensured that Percat and Mostert would join McLaughlin on the round podium.
Ash Walsh ran as high as third early in the race but failed to finish after a spin being pursued by Mostert caused significant damage to the back of the Simpro Ford.
Andrew Jones was also on the retirements list after suffering damage in a Turn 2 concertina incident involving Brett Stewart and Rodney Jane.
Luke Youlden was the last of the classified runners in 20th after enduring an early incident of his own with David Russell.
The Dunlop Series now moves to Queensland Raceway for the Coates Hire Ipswich 300 on August 3-5.
See below for the full Race 3 result
|1||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE2||18||22:41.0937|
|2||Fujitsu Racing||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG||18||22:51.2933|
|3||Ford Performance Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||18||22:51.7132|
|4||Jaylec Automotive Electrical||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon FG||18||22:56.1917|
|5||Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon BF||18||23:07.3228|
|6||R & J Batteries||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:07.6641|
|7||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||18||23:09.8542|
|8||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:11.2244|
|9||Dreamtime Racing||David Russell||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:12.5198|
|10||ABC Towing||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:12.7171|
|11||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:14.0198|
|12||Dreamtime Racing||Cameron Waters||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:17.0009|
|13||Berocca Performance||Paul Morris||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:21.8930|
|14||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||18||23:25.7517|
|15||Drill Pro||Daniel Jilesen||Ford Falcon BF||18||23:25.9445|
|16||Minda Motorsport||Elliot Barbour||Holden Commodore VE2||18||23:37.6883|
|17||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||18||23:44.2826|
|18||Carrington Equipment Group||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon BF||17||23:46.9146|
|19||Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||16||23:29.6841|
|20||Glabal Welding Supplies||Luke Youlden||Ford Falcon BF||14||23:44.9165|
|DNF||Solo Resource Recovery||Aaron McGill||Ford Falcon BF||7||9:34.1034|
|DNF||Simpro Racing||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon BF||4||5:08.5605|
|DNF||Kitten Racing||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE|
|DNF||Pacific Hoists||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE|
See below for the updated points standings