David Sieders takes lights to flag V8 Ute win
David Sieders has taken a lights-to-flag victory in Race 1 of the Auto One V8 Utes Series at Surfers Paradise.
The Ford driver and pole-sitter finished ahead of reigning champion Chris Pither and Cameron McConville.
The result has narrowed Sieders’ defect to Holden’s title leader Ryal Harris, who came home in fourth place.
Harris held down second place for the first half of the race until passed by Pither when he slipped on some oil. McConville wqs also able to find a way past Harris one lap later.
Rhys McNally, wildcard entrant George Miedecke, Andrew Fisher, Kim Jane, Ryan Hansford and Rohan Barry completed the top 10.
Nathan Pretty’s title charge took a hit after his Monster Energy Drink Holden suffered a differential failure. Currently third in the title chase, Pretty is also suffering from a virus this weekend.
The V8 Utes will have two races tomorrow at 0845 and 1230.
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