McLaughlin secures Dunlop Series title as Pye takes finale

  • Sunday 2nd December, 2012 1:37pm
  • Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©
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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.

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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

1 Triple Eight Race Engineering Scott Pye Holden Commodore VE 17 25:31.0737
2 Ford Performance Racing Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon FG 17 25:31.5603
3 Fujitsu Racing Scott McLaughlin Ford Falcon FG 17 25:43.4487
4 GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech Dale Wood Holden Commodore VE 17 25:45.7937
5 Coates Hire Racing Nick Percat Holden Commodore VE2 17 25:47.6330
6 Kitten Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE 17 25:52.7980
7 Simpro Racing Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon BF 17 25:53.0826
8 MW Motorsport Luke Youlden Ford Falcon BF 17 25:59.2445
9 R&J Batteries/Wurth Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE 17 26:04.8081
10 Bob Jane T-Marts Rodney Jane Ford Falcon FG 17 26:19.4126
11 GSS Mining Rentals Marcus Zukanovic Holden Commodore VE 17 26:27.2324
12 Earth Ex/Tricor Jim Pollicina Holden Commodore VE 17 26:46.5380
13 MW Motorsport Morgan Haber Ford Falcon FG 17 27:00.6977
14 Carrington Equipment Group Michael Hector Ford Falcon BF 16 26:16.1472
15 Pacific Hoists Nandi Kiss Holden Commodore VE 16 26:45.9568
DNF GoKartsGo/Carrington Equipment Drew Russell Ford Falcon BF  5  8:21.2626
DNF Go Karts Go/CEG Rentals Aaren Russell Ford Falcon BF  5 16:10.3690
DNF Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech/Sonic George Miedecke Ford Falcon BF  3  4:41.5241
DNF Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE  1  1:52.1201

Dunlop Series points standings after Round 7 of 7

1 Scott McLaughlin 1761
2 Scott Pye 1688
3 Chaz Mostert 1665
4 Nick Percat 1561
5 Luke Youlden 1415
6 Dale Wood 1245
7 Ashley Walsh 1204
8 Geoff Emery 1046
9 George Miedecke  985
10 Andrew Jones  983
11 Drew Russell  971
12 Rodney Jane  927
13 Marcus Zukanovic  863
14 Tim Blanchard  808
15 Aaren Russell  723
16 Elliot Barbour  714
17 Brett Stewart  687
18 David Russell  656
19 Michael Hector  569
20 Adam Wallis  507
21 Daniel Jilesen  484
22 Nandi Kiss  410
23 Cameron Waters  384
24 Paul Morris  196
25 Aaron McGill  189
26 Morgan Haber  141
27 Jim Pollicina  132
28 Ben Eggleston  117
29 Glen Wood   72
30 Kristian Lindbom   53
31 Matt Hansen   51

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