Wood takes breakthrough Dunlop round win

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Sunday 25th August, 2013 - 3:44pm

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Dale Wood

Dale Wood

A second place behind Jack Perkins in Race 3 was enough to secure Dale Wood a long overdue maiden Dunlop Series round win.

Starting the Winton finale from pole thanks to the aggregate points grid, Wood lost the start to fellow front-row man Perkins and spent all 12 laps tucked in behind the Eggleston Holden.

The result, which further extends Wood’s points lead, comes at the same circuit that the MW Motorsport driver scored his first Dunlop Series race win in 2012.

Perkins took the second step of the overall podium, with Andrew Jones third in both the race and the round.

Matt Stone Racing duo Ashley Walsh and George Miedecke saw the chequered flag in fourth and fifth respectively ahead of Luke Youlden, Drew Russell, Nick McBride, Steve Owen and Paul Morris.

Owen was arguably man of the match having charged through from 27th on the grid.

Casey Stoner was also on the move, cutting his way from 30th to finish 16th.

While the race was free from Safety Car periods, the start was typically wild.

A four-wide squeeze between Miedecke, Drew Russell, Cameron Waters and Geoff Emery saw both Waters and Emery head for the grass at Turn 1.

Emery rejoined sideways at Turn 2 as the field streamed by, although unlike the V8 Supercars Championship race earlier in the afternoon, no further carnage ensued.

Garry Jacobson and Josh Kean did manage to find trouble at the following corner, however, with Jacobson’s Ford dispatched into the Turn 3 gravel after contact.

Wood now leads the standings by 162 points over Ash Walsh with 600 still available across the Bathurst and Sydney weekends.

See below for the full Race 3 result

1 Eggleston Motorsport Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VE 12 17:15.35
2 GB Galvanizing/Wilson Security Dale Wood Ford Falcon FG 12 17:15.87
3 Wilson Security Racing Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:18.66
4 Infants Friend Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon FG 12 17:21.58
5 I Seek George Miedecke Ford Falcon FG 12 17:22.19
6 Think Holden Racing Luke Youlden Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:24.20
7 Go Karts Go Drew Russell Ford Falcon FG 12 17:27.84
8 Tony Dlberto Racing Nick McBride Ford Falcon FG 12 17:28.97
9 Sherrin Rentals/MWM Steve Owen Ford Falson FG 12 17:33.52
10 Sargent Security Paul Morris Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:35.76
11 Linde Material Handling Cameron Waters Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:36.43
12 Ozstaff Racing Daniel Gaunt Ford Falcon FG 12 17:36.83
13 Finance Ezi Racing Josh Hunter Ford Falocon FG 12 17:38.12
14 Icebreak Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:39.10
15 Arvo Racing/Image Racing Taz Douglas Ford Falcon FG 12 17:39.56
16 Triple Eight Race Engineering Casey Stoner Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:39.86
17 Finance Ezi Racing Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG 12 17:40.24
18 Rodney Jane Racing/Sonic Rodney Jane Ford Falcon FG 12 17:42.26
19 Miraflores Estate/MWM Morgan Haber Ford Falcon FG 12 17:42.50
20 Blackchrome Sports & Workwear Sam Walter Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:42.97
21 Rev Trans WA Brett Hobson Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:46.01
22 R&J Batteries/NDD Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE2 12 17:46.51
23 CEG Rentals/Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG 12 17:46.84
24 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE 12 17:55.42
25 Warrin Mining Volvo Constructi Adam Wallis Holden Commodore VE 12 17:56.71
26 Rodney Jane Racing/Sonic Gary Jacobson Ford Falcon FG 12 18:06.74
27 Poll Performance Jim Pollicina Holden Commodore VE 12 18:09.57
28 Resi Home Loans Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2 12 18:11.21
29 Pacific Hoists – Hitachi Nandi Kiss Holden Commodore VE 12 18:20.57
30 Marque Management Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2 11 17:50.85
DNF Gulf Western Oil Michael Hector Ford Falcon FG 10 15:01.97
DNF Alphabet Financial Services Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2
DNF Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic Holden Commodore VE

 See below for the updated points standings

1 Dale Wood 1310
2 Ashley Walsh 1148
3 Andrew Jones 987
4 Daniel Gaunt 943
5 George Miedecke 898
6 Jack Perkins 888
7 Drew Russell 781
8 Steve Owen 727
9 Aaren Russell 726
10 Paul Morris 673
11 Taz Douglas 672
12 Cameron Waters 659
13 Kristian Lindbom 650
14 Geoff Emery 584
15 Gary Jacobson 540
16 Nick McBride 524
17 Rodney Jane 510
18 Casey Stoner 467
19 Andre Heimgartner 464
20 Josh Hunter 455
21 Chris Pither 454
22 Marcus Zukanovic 443
23 Morgan Haber 395
24 Sam Walter 372
25 Brett Stewart 324
26 Chaz Mostert 288
27 Michael Hector 280
28 Aaron McGill 271
29 Jim Pollicina 243
30 Adam Wallis 222
31 Luke Youlden 196
32 Aaron Tebb 144
33 Nandi Kiss 139
34 Jay Verdnik 117
35 Justin Garioch 84
36 Chris Alajajian 81
37 Ant Pedersen 79
38 Josh Kean 65
39 Brett Hobson 47

 

 

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