Jane takes round win as Pretty remains on top
Kim Jane has taken a nail-biting overall win to Round 3 of the Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series – protected by Armor All at Barbagallo Raceway.
Jane claimed the round glory having won Saturday’s first race, while Kris Walton won Race 2 and Ryal Harris Race 3.
CLICK HERE for Saturday’s V8 Utes race report.
This is Jane’s first round win since Darwin last year and the veteran couldn’t be happier.
“We’ve been struggling to a degree, I’ve been a bit conservative and there has been a bit of team comment that I’m driving around like a bit of a girl – maybe the old man should hang up his helmet – so it was time to step up and see if I’ve still got, it or get out,” Jane said.
“I was a lot more aggressive, which probably upset a few of my mates that I race with, but that’s bad luck, I’m back.”
Race 2’s winner Walton led home local WA drivers Allan Letcher and Glenn McNally. Ryan Hansford, Rhys McNally, Jesse Dixon, Ryal Harris, Gary Baxter, Paul Williams and Cameron McConville rounded out the top 10.
In Race 3, Harris’s win gave him second overall for the weekend and pushed him into third in the ENZED Drivers Championship.
Jane was second from series leader Nathan Pretty, Rhys McNally, Walton, Craig Dontas, Jesse Dixon, Andrew Fisher, Rick Gill and David Sieders.
The 2012 Auto One V8 Ute Racing Series – protected by Armor All will head to the top end in Darwin next round, 15 – 17 June but to recap on all of the action from Round 3, tune into Network Seven, Saturday, 12th May at 12:30pm.
See below top five in the ENZED Drivers Championship
|1||56 Monster Energy||Nathan Pretty||Holden VE||391|
|2||68 Rentco Racing||Kris Walton||Ford FG||378|
|3||58 Rexel Electrical Supplies||Ryal Harris||Ford FG||356|
|4||27 Bob Jane T-Marts||Kim Jane||Holden VE||346|
|5||9 Jesus Racing||Andrew Fisher||Ford FG||338|