McLaughlin secures Dunlop Series title as Pye takes finale

Sunday 2nd December, 2012


Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©

Scott Pye leads home Chaz Mostert in the final Dunlop Series race of 2012

Scott Pye leads home Chaz Mostert in the final Dunlop Series race of 2012

Scott McLaughlin has taken out the 2012 Dunlop Series title in the final race of the season at Sydney Olympic Park.

Starting from pole following his Race 1 win yesterday, McLaughlin led the opening corners of the race before letting first Scott Pye and then Chaz Mostert through.

Pye went on to win the race, securing second in the series by withstanding heavy race-long pressure from the Ford Performance Racing Falcon.

Just 0.5s separated the two leaders at race end, while McLaughlin cruised to the line a full 12s further adrift.

Dale Wood took fourth ahead of a charging Nick Percat, with the Coates Hire Commodore having started from the rear of the field after crashing out of Saturday’s encounter.

2012 Dunlop Series champion Scott McLaughlin

2012 Dunlop Series champion Scott McLaughlin

Luke Youlden ran fifth for much of the race but eventually drifted back to eighth after heavy contact with the Turn 5 exit wall.

Andrew Jones and Ash Walsh filled sixth and seventh respectively having slipped by Youlden, while Geoff Emery and Rodney Jane rounded out the top 10.

Jane’s Sonic Motor Racing Services team-mate George Miedecke failed to finish after contact with the Turn 1 barrier while running inside the top 10 in the early laps.

Result: Dunlop Series Race 2, Sydney Olympic Park

1Triple Eight Race EngineeringScott PyeHolden Commodore VE1725:31.0737
2Ford Performance RacingChaz MostertFord Falcon FG1725:31.5603
3Fujitsu RacingScott McLaughlinFord Falcon FG1725:43.4487
4GB Galvanizing/Wilson TechDale WoodHolden Commodore VE1725:45.7937
5Coates Hire RacingNick PercatHolden Commodore VE21725:47.6330
6Kitten RacingAndrew JonesHolden Commodore VE1725:52.7980
7Simpro RacingAshley WalshFord Falcon BF1725:53.0826
8MW MotorsportLuke YouldenFord Falcon BF1725:59.2445
9R&J Batteries/WurthGeoff EmeryHolden Commodore VE1726:04.8081
10Bob Jane T-MartsRodney JaneFord Falcon FG1726:19.4126
11GSS Mining RentalsMarcus ZukanovicHolden Commodore VE1726:27.2324
12Earth Ex/TricorJim PollicinaHolden Commodore VE1726:46.5380
13MW MotorsportMorgan HaberFord Falcon FG1727:00.6977
14Carrington Equipment GroupMichael HectorFord Falcon BF1626:16.1472
15Pacific HoistsNandi KissHolden Commodore VE1626:45.9568
DNFGoKartsGo/Carrington EquipmentDrew RussellFord Falcon BF 5 8:21.2626
DNFGo Karts Go/CEG RentalsAaren RussellFord Falcon BF 516:10.3690
DNFBob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/SonicGeorge MiedeckeFord Falcon BF 3 4:41.5241
DNFFormula Tech/Interquip RacingBrett StewartHolden Commodore VE 1 1:52.1201

Dunlop Series points standings after Round 7 of 7

1Scott McLaughlin1761
2Scott Pye1688
3Chaz Mostert1665
4Nick Percat1561
5Luke Youlden1415
6Dale Wood1245
7Ashley Walsh1204
8Geoff Emery1046
9George Miedecke 985
10Andrew Jones 983
11Drew Russell 971
12Rodney Jane 927
13Marcus Zukanovic 863
14Tim Blanchard 808
15Aaren Russell 723
16Elliot Barbour 714
17Brett Stewart 687
18David Russell 656
19Michael Hector 569
20Adam Wallis 507
21Daniel Jilesen 484
22Nandi Kiss 410
23Cameron Waters 384
24Paul Morris 196
25Aaron McGill 189
26Morgan Haber 141
27Jim Pollicina 132
28Ben Eggleston 117
29Glen Wood  72
30Kristian Lindbom  53
31Matt Hansen  51

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