Mitch Evans continues TRS domination

Mitch Evans leads the way at Timaru

Mitch Evans leads the way at Timaru

Kiwi teenager Mitch Evans again showed the international drivers the way in Round 2 of the 2011 Toyota Racing Series at Timaru at the weekend.

Evans took pole position by more than 0.5s on Saturday,  before dominating the opening two races.

A third place in the reverse-top six Race 3 ensured Evans maintained his record of a top-three result in each of the six races held so far.

Evans now has a ‘win in hand’ over Englishman Alex Lynn and Australian Scott Pye, who are tied for second in the points standings.

The pair lost valuable points when they tangled in Race 3 – an incident that dropped Pye to seventh and sent Lynn to the pits for a new right-rear tyre.

Earlier in the weekend, Pye had followed Lynn home to be third in Race 1 and fourth in Race 2.

Nick Cassidy starred in Race 2, the Timaru Herald Trophy race, taking second behind Evans – a result which helped the Kiwi to fourth in the championship at the conclusion of the weekend.

Race 3 was eventually won 17-year-old Wellington-native Jamie McNee. The Safety Car had been required at the race’s half-way point after Damon Leitch and Mario Farnbacher made contact and became stranded at the exit of the first corner.

The Toyota Racing Series continues at Hampton Downs from February 3-6.

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