Jane takes round win as Pretty remains on top

Jane leads Harris at Barbagallo Raceway

Jane leads Harris at Barbagallo Raceway

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

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