Percat holds out Pye in Dunlop Series Race 3

  • Sunday 18th November, 2012 1:41pm
  • Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©
The Dunlop Series podium at Winton – Scott Pye, Nick Percat and Dale Wood

The Dunlop Series podium at Winton – Scott Pye, Nick Percat and Dale Wood

The Dunlop Series is set for an exciting conclusion on the streets of Sydney Olympic Park next month after Nick Percat secured a second consecutive round win at Winton.

The Coates Hire Commodore driver led every lap of Race 3, holding out Triple Eight’s Scott Pye in a close finish to score his fourth win in five races.

Pye took second place from Dale Wood halfway through the 12 lap encounter and, although able to quickly close down Percat’s two second lead, was unable to find a way around the Walkinshaw prepared Holden.

Wood secured third for the round by holding out Scott McLaughlin and Chaz Mostert to finish third in the race.

Starting seventh due to the grid being set on combined points from the opening two heats, Mostert pulled off clean passes on Ash Walsh and Luke Youlden – surviving a wild lock-up and off at Turn 1 while attempting a move on the latter.

Walsh eventually found his own way around Youlden on the final lap to finish sixth, while Rodney Jane, Drew Russell and George Miedecke filled eighth through 10th.

Andrew Jones’ difficult day ended just metres after the start due to steering damage on the Frauenfelder-backed Brad Jones Racing Holden.

Having been tied at the top of the standings following Race 2, the result sees McLaughlin take a seven point lead over Mostert heading into the final round. Percat is now just 32 points off the lead in third, with Pye a further 50 adrift in fourth.

Result: Dunlop Series Race 3, Winton Motor Raceway

1Coates Hire RacingNick PercatHolden Commodore VE21217:20.5530
2Triple Eight Race EngineeringScott PyeHolden Commodore VE1217:20.9057
3GB Galvanizing/Wilson TechDale WoodHolden Commodore VE1217:27.3440
4Fujitsu RacingScott McLaughlinFord Falcon FG1217:27.9526
5Ford Performance RacingChaz MostertFord Falcon FG1217:28.3319
6Simpro RacingAshley WalshFord Falcon FG1217:32.5558
7MW MotorsportLuke YouldenFord Falcon FG1217:33.7009
8Bob Jane T-MartsRodney JaneFord Falcon FG1217:34.1762
9Go Karts GoDrew RussellFord Falcon BF1217:39.4722
10Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/SonicGeorge MiedeckeFord Falcon BF1217:40.6144
11R&J Batteries/EarthEx LogisticGeoff EmeryHolden Commodore VE1217:42.8939
12MW MotorsportElliot BarbourFord Falcon BF1217:44.5355
13GSS Mining RentalsMarcus ZukanovicHolden Commodore VE1217:45.1607
14Formula Tech/Interquip RacingBrett StewartHolden Commodore VE1218:00.1869
15Warrin Mining/Volvo Const EquiAdam WallisHolden Commodore VE1218:01.0237
16Carrington Equipment GroupMichael HectorFord Falcon BF1218:03.3448
17Pacific HoistsNandi KissHolden Commodore VE1218:13.5140
18Go Karts GoAaren RussellFord Falcon BF1117:38.4211
DNFWolfchester / BahcoGlen WoodHolden Commodore VE2 1 1:37.1410
DNFFrauenfelderAndrew JonesHolden Commodore VE

Round 6 result

1Nick Percat296
2Scott Pye250
3Dale Wood245
4Luke Youlden232
5Scott McLaughlin224
6Chaz Mostert197
7Ashley Walsh190
8George Miedecke167
9Rodney Jane165
10Drew Russell164
11Geoff Emery142
12Elliot Barbour140
13Aaren Russell132
14Marcus Zukanovic123
15Adam Wallis119
16Michael Hector113
17Brett Stewart110
18Nandi Kiss 99
19Andrew Jones 99
20Glen Wood 72

Series standings after Round 6 of 7

1Scott McLaughlin1482
2Chaz Mostert1475
3Nick Percat1450
4Scott Pye1400
5Luke Youlden1235
6Ashley Walsh1108
7Dale Wood 996
8George Miedecke 941
9Drew Russell 887
10Geoff Emery 851
11Tim Blanchard 808
12Rodney Jane 777
13Andrew Jones 761
14Elliot Barbour 714
15Marcus Zukanovic 713
16David Russell 656
17Aaren Russell 652
18Brett Stewart 621
19Adam Wallis 507
20Daniel Jilesen 484
21Michael Hector 446
22Cameron Waters 384
23Nandi Kiss 350
24Paul Morris 196
25Aaron McGill 189
26Ben Eggleston 117
27Morgan Haber  75
28Glen Wood  72
29Kristian Lindbom  53
30Matt Hansen  51

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