Harris the champion as McConville dominates in Sydney

Daniel Herrero

Sunday 2nd December, 2012 - 2:43pm

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Ryal Harris, foreground, is the 2012 V8 Utes Series champion

Ryal Harris, foreground, is the 2012 V8 Utes Series champion

Ryal Harris is the new Auto One V8 Utes Series champion after a typically bruising final round at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend.

Harris’ day was fairly routine, taking fourth place in Race 3, but it was enough to clinch the title from David Sieders and Nathan Pretty on a weekend in which Cameron McConville won both completed races.

Sieders was denied the opportunity to claw more points back from Harris when Race 2 was declared a non-race due to a first lap melee. Sieders was still a chance to win the series if results went his way in this afternoon’s finale.

V8 Utes champion Ryal Harris

V8 Utes champion Ryal Harris

However, Sieders’ hopes were extinguished when the MangoCredit Falcon slowed with a gearbox issue on the final lap, allowing the car #58 past with five corners remaining.

Harris had nevertheless already done enough, after running two positions behind the third-placed Sieders for the first eight laps of the shortened Race 3.

McConville, who had been wiped out in a multi-car incident at the start of Race 2, was back on the front row this afternoon by virtue of his Race 1 victory. The former V8 Supercars driver repeated the win with another dominant victory and a maximum haul of the points.

Pretty was second again, to cement his third placing in the series, ahead of Craig Dontas, Harris, Kris Walton, Kim Jane, Sieders, Andrew Fisher, and Charlie O’Brien.

Final V8 Utes Series results

Pos Name Car Team Points
1 Ryal Harris 58 Rexel Electrical Supplies 948
2 David Sieders 8 Sieders Racing 936
3 Nathan Pretty 56 Monster Energy 916
4 Andrew Fisher 9 Jesus Racing 866
5 Cameron McConville 61 Bundaberg Racing 817
6 Rhys McNally 26 Stratco Racing 782
7 Kris Walton 68 Rentco 781
8 Ryan Hansford 6 Truckline Racing 758
9 Craig Dontas 22 Thirsty Camel Racing 757
10 Kim Jane 27 Bob Jane T-Marts 724
11 Gary Baxter 3 Sage Automation/ Roof Seal 628
12 Ben Dunn 99 Redass Mexican food/bp Katoomba 574
13 Jake McNally 92 West Coast Racing 474
14 Ben Kavich 23 Workhorse Truck Collision Repairs 441
15 Danny Buzadzic 72 Western General Body Works 377
16 Gerard McLeod 50 Macmahon Mining & Construction 365
17 Jack Elsegood 11 Trend Micro 341
18 Warren Millett 88 Wake-Up Backpackers Racing 327
19 Phonsy Mullan 20 Ramjet Cold Air Inducition/ Ripshift/ GM Motorsport 303
20 Sean Carter 82 Williams Race Tech 299
21 Jeremy Gray 7 Teng Tools/ JMG Maintenance 270
22 Peter Burnitt 4 Rexel Electrical Supplies 231
23 Noel Edge 2 SEW – Eurodrive Racing 191
24 Jesse Dixon 1 Ice Break Racing 189
25 Hayley Swanson 43 Williams Race Tech 179
26 Travis Sharpe 41 Wanda Paints 175
27 Chris Pither 1 Ice Break Racing 174
28 Grant Johnson 47 Hi Tech Motorsport 171
29 Todd Zani 28 Ezeatm Racing Team 166
30 Benn Wilson 51 Southcott Hydraulics / Gates 165
31 Jason Gomersall 77 iseek Racing 163
32 Tom Williamson 1 Ice Break Racing 161
33 Rick Gill 51 Rick Gill Motorcycles 141
34 Andrew Waite 1 Ice Break Racing 127
35 Jason Bargwanna 100 Auto One Wildcard 120
36 George Miedecke 100 Auto One Wildcard 114
37 Gary MacDonald 10 Interior Logistics 109
38 Daniel Kennedy 11 Workhorse Truck Collision Repairs 107
39 Joshua Burdon 10 All -Trans Truck & Spares 103
40 Adam Beechey 7 Big Gun Racing 101
41 Warren Luff 100 Auto One Wildcard 100
42 Yanis Derums 10 Mango Media 93
43 Glenn McNally 10 Samios Plumbing Supplies 89
44 Wayne Wakefield 51 Big Gun Racing 78
45 Allan Letcher 21 Revolution Roofing 76
46 Cameron Wilson 4 Big Gun Racing 75
47 Tony Longhurst 100 Auto One Wildcard 72
48 Tim Blanchard 100 Auto One Wildcard 71
49 Charlie O\’Brien 10 Sieders Racing 67
50 Greg Crick 100 Auto One Wildcard 66
51 Steve Charman 77 Pizza Hut Racing 61
52 Jack Le Brocq 1 Ice Break Racing 59
53 Matthew Chahda 29 PGC Security / MRP Smash Repairs 57
54 Chris Atkinson 100 Auto One Wildcard 57
55 Paul Williams 25 Onsite Rental Company 55
56 Brad Patton 14 Mammoth/ WIcked Energy/ Teng Tools 54
57 Sam Walter 14 Go Karting Gold Coast 54
58 Rohan Barry 10 Sieders Racing 46
59 Grant Bromley 37 iseek Racing 41
60 Adam Marjoram 100 Auto One Wildcard 31
61 Colin Bradley 29 Williams Race Tech 31
62 Michael Hector 29 Williams Race Tech 31
63 Josh Hunt 14 V8 Nights Racing 26
64 Amber Anderson 14 V8 Nights Racing 26
65 Layton Barker 29 Williams Race Tech 21
66 Troy Dontas 44 Stellar Homes 18
67 Charlie Kovacs (Jnr) 96 Action Line Marking/City Holden 12

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