Tim Blanchard takes maiden V8 win

Tim Blanchard

Tim Blanchard

Tim Blanchard has won his first V8 Supercars race and round in Round 4 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series at Townsville today.

Blanchard won Race 3 this afternoon after finishing sixth in yesterday’s race and third in this morning’s reverse grid heat.

David Russell finished second for the round but was involved in an incident with Steve Owen in Race 3 where Owen tagged the back of his Jayco Falcon.

After cruising to victory in Saturday’s Race 1, Owen started form 10th for the reverse grid race but stormed through to the win.

When he tagged the back of Russell on lap five of the last race, Owen was handed a drive-through penalty, dropping him down the order.

Nick Percat finished fourth overall, with a best result of third place in the final race. Percat was running second in the race until passed by the recovering David Reynolds who failed to finish the first race after an engine failure.

Fifth overall was a great result for the returning Taz Douglas. After missing the first three rounds of the series due to cancer treatment, Douglas put in three consistent drives, telling Speedcafe.com.au that he was not feeling any effects of his recent illness.

Sixth outright went to James Moffat who should have won the final race but made a mistake at turn 11, getting stuck in the tyre wall momentarily.

Drew Russell, Scott McLaughlin, Reynolds and Aeron Russell rounded out the top 10 overall.

Craig Baird did not contest the final race on Sunday afternoon due to his commitments with ONE HD’s coverage of the Formula One British Grand Prix.

Fujitsu V8 Series Race 2

1 45 Steve Owen 13
2 222 Nick Percat 13
3 999 Tim Blanchard 13
4 28 David Russell 13
5 38 Craig Baird 13
6 92 Taz Douglas 13
7 54 David Reynolds 13
8 93 Scott McLaughlin 13
9 71 Marcus Zukanovic 13
10 59 Aaren Russell 13
11 32 Todd Fiore 13
12 57 Ben McCashney 13
13 13 Colin Sieders 13
14 96 Ryan Hansford 13
15 75 Aaron McGill 13
16 58 Drew Russell 13
17 48 Tony Bates 13
18 26 Luke Youlden 13
19 777 Rodney Jane 13
20 86 Wayne Miles 13
DNF 46 Geoff Emery 10
DNF 95 Nathan Vince 7
DNF 99 James Moffat 2
DNF 66 Phil Foster 1
DNF 67 Paul Morris
DNF 021 Marcus Marshall

Fujitsu V8 Series Race 3

1 999 Tim Blanchard 18
2 54 David Reynolds 18
3 222 Nick Percat 18
4 28 David Russell 18
5 26 Luke Youlden 18
6 58 Drew Russell 18
7 99 James Moffat 18
8 92 Taz Douglas 18
9 71 Marcus Zukanovic 18
10 46 Geoff Emery 18
11 777 Rodney Jane 18
12 93 Scott McLaughlin 18
13 59 Aaren Russell 18
14 57 Ben McCashney 18
15 45 Steve Owen 18
16 32 Todd Fiore 18
17 48 Tony Bates 18
18 95 Nathan Vince 18
19 96 Ryan Hansford 18
20 86 Wayne Miles 17
DNF 75 Aaron McGill 5
DNF 13 Colin Sieders 4

Fujitsu V8 Series points

1 Steve Owen 1028
2 Tim Blanchard 752
3 Nick Percat 750
4 David Russell 667
5 James Moffat 615
6 Rodney Jane 604
7 Aaren Russell 506
8 Ant Pedersen 485
9 Marcus Zukanovic 462
10 Drew Russell 461
11 Jack Perkins 441
12 Ryan Hansford 441
13 Geoff Emery 424
14 Paul Morris 357
15 Scott McLaughlin 357
16 Matthew Hamilton 343
17 Cameron McConville 296
18 Aaron McGill 274
19 Nathan Vince 255
20 Ben McCashney 241
21 Wayne Miles 212
22 Phil Foster 188
23 Owen Kelly 151
24 Daniel Jilesen 145
25 Todd Fiore 142
26 Craig Baird 133
27 John McIntyre 129
28 Taz Douglas 117
29 Paul Fiore 78
30 Tony Bates 74
31 Colin Sieders 64
32 David Reynolds 38
33 Luke Youlden 20
34 Adam Wallis 0
35 Marcus Marshall 0

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