Scott Pye takes maiden Dunlop Series race win
Scott Pye has turned pole position into his maiden Dunlop Series race victory at a wet Barbagallo Raceway
The Monster Commodore driver led for the entire race, which was called three circuits short of its scheduled 18 laps due to time constraints.
Ashley Walsh fended off Scott McLaughlin to take second, while Chaz Mostert, Luke Youlden, Tim Blanchard, Andrew Jones, Nick Percat, Daniel Jilesen and Rodney Jane rounded out the top 10.
The race ran relatively trouble free despite the slippery conditions. Aaron McGill was the only competitor to strike trouble after a gamble to start on slicks saw the #75 Falcon spin into the Turn 6 sand trap on the opening lap.
McGill’s incident saw the Safety Car lead the field for four laps.
Pye jumped away to a 1.3s lead on the restart lap, and went relatively unchallenged for the duration.
Percat restarted third behind Pye and Walsh, but quickly found himself losing places as he struggled for grip in the Coates Hire Commodore. McLaughlin, Youlden, Mostert, Blanchard and Jones all made their way past Percat over the remaining laps.
Daniel Jilesen eventually came out on top in a tight scrap for ninth, while Rodney Jane secured the Race 2 pole with 10th.
Race 2 will take place at 1640 local time.
See below for the full Race 1 result
|1||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:13.3082|
|2||Simpro Racing||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon BF||15||19:14.9549|
|3||Fujitsu Racing||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG||15||19:15.4121|
|4||Ford Performance Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG||15||19:16.6471|
|5||Proformance West||Luke Youlden||Ford Falcon BF||15||19:19.4014|
|6||Jaylec Automotive Electrical||Tim Blanchard||Ford Falcon FG||15||19:23.9162|
|7||Team BOC||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:27.2733|
|8||Coates Hire Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore VE2||15||19:30.5514|
|9||Matt Stone Racing||Daniel Jilesen||Ford Falcon BF||15||19:31.3551|
|10||Bob Jane T-Marts||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||15||19:31.8807|
|11||DT Racing||David Russell||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:33.2359|
|12||Bob Jane T-Marts/Sitech||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon BF||15||19:33.6278|
|13||Minda Motorsport||Elliot Barbour||Holden Commodore VE2||15||19:34.3592|
|14||Greg Murphy Racing||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:34.8351|
|15||Go Karts Go Aust||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon BF||15||19:38.9616|
|16||Go Karts Go Aust||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon BF||15||19:40.4800|
|17||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Tech||Dale Wood||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:43.0555|
|18||DT Racing||Cameron Waters||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:43.8489|
|19||NDD||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:44.2456|
|20||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:52.7884|
|21||Earth Ex||Matt Hansen||Holden Commodore VE||15||19:56.5842|
|22||Warrin Mining||Adam Wallis||Holden Commodore VE||15||20:00.0619|
|23||Pacific Hoists||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE||15||20:04.1867|
|24||Carrington Equipment||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon BF||15||20:18.0735|
|DNF||Solo Resource Recovery||Aaron McGill||Ford Falcon BF||5||15:59.6787|
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