Steve Owen completes Dunlop Series clean sweep

Dan Herrero

Saturday 12th October, 2013 - 6:24pm

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Steve Owen steams to double

Steve Owen steams to double

Steve Owen has taken a clean sweep as Casey Stoner diced with the leaders in Round 6 of the Dunlop V8 Supercars Series at Mount Panorama.

Once again Owen led from pole, built a margin over the field, and handled a Safety Car restart without any trouble to ensure a perfect two from two and a second round win in 2013.

Dale Wood largely ran his own race to finish second, extending his series lead ahead of the season finale.

Jack Perkins ensured that the Race 1 podium was replicated in Race 2, executing a clinical opening lap move on Taz Douglas at The Chase, then holding out Casey Stoner on the Lap 9 restart.

Ash Walsh put in a workman-like performance to advance to fourth and keep his titles aspirations alive, and might have made the podium had the race not been shortened from 14 to 12 laps.

Drew Russell followed, having run as high as fourth when Taz Douglas and Andrew Jones came into contact at The Chase on Lap 2 and tangled again on the way out.

Those two were next across the line, from George Miedecke, Kristian Lindbom and Chris Pither.

Stoner, however, was arguably the story of the race, keeping his nose clean amid the stoushes around him before passing Drew Russell for fourth at Griffins Bend on Lap 5 after a superior run coming off Hell Corner.

The podium appeared possible for the twice MotoGP world champion when a Safety Car closed the field up after Morgan Haber took Aaren Russell into the Hell Corner gravel trap on Lap 6, but Stoner glanced the wall under the tree at Reid Park on the restart lap.

Paul Morris rounded out the enduro co-drivers in eleventh.

The Dunlop Series now enters a long break before the final round at Sydney Olympic Park on the second weekend of December.

Full results Race 2

1 Sherrin Rentals Steve Owen Ford Falcon FG 12 30:23.5975
2 GB Galvanizing/Wilson Security Dale Wood Ford Falcon FG 12 30:24.0695
3 Eggleston Motorsport Jack Perkins Holden Commodore VE 12 30:25.6619
4 Infants Friend Ashley Walsh Ford Falcon FG 12 30:26.1807
5 Go Karts Go Drew Russell Ford Falcon FG 12 30:31.4247
6 Image Racing/Arvo Taz Douglas Ford Falcon FG 12 30:31.8538
7 Biante Modle Cars Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:32.3271
8 I Seek George Miedecke Ford Falcon FG 12 30:33.1519
9 Ozstaff Racing Kristian Lindbom Ford Falcon FG 12 30:34.1474
10 Icebreak Racing Chris Pither Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:34.9210
11 Sargent Security Racing Paul Morris Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:35.5372
12 Finance Ezi Racing Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon FG 12 30:38.9027
13 Rodney Jane Racing/Sonic Gary Jacobson Ford Falcon FG 12 30:39.8554
14 Rodney Jane Racing/Sonic Rodney Jane Ford Falcon FG 12 30:43.3943
15 Tony Dlberto Racing Nick McBride Ford Falcon FG 12 30:45.6736
16 Alphabet Financial Services Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:45.9060
17 Schweppes Aust/Rev Trans WA Brett Hobson Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:47.4894
18 Blackchrome Sports & Workwear Sam Walter Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:49.0080
19 Action Racing Marcus Zukanovic Holden Commodore VE 12 30:49.0800
20 Voight Contracting Aaron Tebb Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:50.3165
21 Linde Material Handling-Enzed Cameron Waters Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:51.0771
22 Gulf Western Oil Michael Hector Ford Falcon FG 12 30:52.0477
23 Resi Home Loans Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2 12 30:53.5297
24 Warrin Mining Volvo Constructi Adam Wallis Holden Commodore VE 12 30:54.6875
25 Formula Tech/Interquip Racing Brett Stewart Holden Commodore VE 12 31:00.0166
26 Poll Performance Jim Pollicina Holden Commodore VE 11 31:04.4126
27 CEG Rentals/Go-Karts-Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG 11 31:04.8189
28 Pacific Hoists & Hitachi Nandi Kiss Holden Commodore VE 11 31:20.7741
DNF Finance Ezi Racing Josh Hunter Ford Falcon FG 10 26:44.8914
DNF Triple Eight Race Engineering Casey Stoner Holden Commodore VE2  9 24:30.7176
DNF Haber Excavation/MiraFlores Morgan Haber Ford Falcon FG  5 11:22.1614
DNF R&J Batteries/NDD Geoff Emery Holden Commodore VE2  1  3:12.2039
Championship points
1 Dale Wood 1586
2 Ashley Walsh 1358
3 Andrew Jones 1194
4 Jack Perkins 1146
5 George Miedecke 1090
6 Steve Owen 1027
7 Drew Russell  988
8 Daniel Gaunt  943
9 Taz Douglas  894
10 Aaren Russell  828
11 Kristian Lindbom  800
12 Paul Morris  781
13 Cameron Waters  764
14 Gary Jacobson  666
15 Geoff Emery  656
16 Nick McBride  635
17 Rodney Jane  630
18 Andre Heimgartner  587
19 Chris Pither  574
20 Casey Stoner  551
21 Marcus Zukanovic  536
22 Josh Hunter  524
23 Sam Walter  447
24 Morgan Haber  443
25 Brett Stewart  375
26 Michael Hector

 

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