Gowans secures trifecta in Aussie Racing Cars
Adam Gowans has once again taken victory in the Aussie Racing Car category for the third consecutive race at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.
A reverse top-ten grid start for Race 3 saw Gowans start from 10th but he quickly picked his way through the field and by lap four, had made his way to the lead.
From there, the former Karting Champion was never threatened as he cruised to the finish to secure his trio of Aussie Racing Car wins in Adelaide.
It was a similar scenario for Trent Young who picked up his third consecutive, second place finish in Race 3.
The New South Welshman shot off to a promising start from ninth on the grid, passing Gowans early, but couldn’t hold out the hard charging Toyota.
Keeping the series consistent, Maurice Masini mirrored his two rivals in front by securing his third consecutive, third place finish in the Aussie Racing Car series this weekend.
The 39 strong field had a fairly clean run with just two drivers failing to finish the seven lap race. One of which was Sean Carter who, while running in fifth, lost control at the infamous Turn 8 and backed his Hi-Tec Oils Cruze into the wall.
Just one race remains for the Aussie Racing Cars at the Clipsal 500 event with crews set to hit the track tomorrow at 8.45am local time for Race 4.
See below for Race 3 results:
|1||Valvoline NextGen||Adam Gowans (TAS)||Toyota Aurion||1:35.0376|
|2||Young Racing||Trent Young (NSW)||Falcon||1:35.0286*|
|3||Masini Racing||Maurice Masini (NSW)||Falcon||1:35.5976|
|4||League Motorsport Australia||Brendon Pingel (QLD)||Holden Cruze||1:36.0811|
|5||Tyres and More/TT Racing||Nathan Townsend (QLD)||Commodore||1:35.8759|
|6||The Torque Team||Grant Ludbey (QLD)||Falcon||1:36.5890|
|7||Darrell Lea Confectionary Co.||Travis Edwards (QLD)||Toyota Aurion||1:35.7892|
|8||Precision Race Eng/KTEQ Rental||Gus Robbins (VIC)||Toyota Aurion||1:36.3352|
|9||Artmetal Racing Team||Dean Cottrell (SA)||Falcon||1:36.1671|
|10||L&H/Clipsal||Adam Sharp (VIC)||Toyota Aurion||1:36.0899|
|11||JD Motosport/Winning Edge Elec||Jordan Deckert (QLD)||Commodore||1:37.2274|
|12||Betta Computer Services||Troy Adams (QLD)||Commodore||1:36.8856|
|13||Uebergang Racing||Adam Uebergang (QLD)||Falcon||1:36.4932|
|14||Finance Ezi Racing||Damien Ward (Qld)||Holden Cruze||1:37.0487|
|15||Team 28||Hayden Stephensen (QLD)||Toyota Aurion||1:37.2742|
|16||AMP Power Racing/Team CMW||Craig Woods (NSW)||Commodore||1:37.2524|
|17||HJS Motorsport/Tri Star Power||Martin Deckert (QLD)||Commodore||1:38.4707|
|18||Allen Smith Racing||Allen Smith (QLD)||Falcon||1:38.7923|
|19||Griffith Corporation||Mark Griffith (QLD)||Commodore||1:38.5834|
|20||Absolutely Environmental||John Reynolds (NSW)||Falcon||1:38.2016|
|21||The Torque Team||Glenn McNamara (NSW)||Commodore||1:38.1415|
|22||Auscat Motorsport||Ben Beasley (Qld)||Commodore||1:38.9224|
|23||Aerial Motors/Automobility||Christopher Stevenso Vic||Commodore||1:39.0536|
|24||PB Racing||Paul Batten (Vic)||Falcon||1:38.3027|
|25||Ben Dowley Racing||Ben Dowley (SA)||Falcon||1:37.7480|
|26||Aerial Motors||George Gutierrez (VIC)||Falcon||1:40.4946|
|27||MRW||Lachlan McDonald (VIC)||Commodore||1:38.2692|
|28||Millers Mowers and Motorcycles||Hagen Skinner (VIC)||Falcon||1:38.6161|
|29||Trussworks Racing||Jamie Sharp (SA)||Toyota Aurion||1:39.3186|
|30||Automobility/Aerial Motors||Jeff Watters (VIC)||Commodore||1:40.5818|
|31||Allen Smith Racing||Anthony Chemello (QLD)||Falcon||1:41.2008|
|32||All Auto Recycling||Sean Rose (QLD)||Holden Cruze||1:41.5376|
|33||Broo Beer/Perenso Racing||Darren Chamberlin (NSW)||Toyota Aurion||1:36.9984|
|34||True Blue Electrics/Middy’s||Shayne Smith (VIC)||Falcon||1:43.3939|
|35||rSeat.net.au Racing||Glenn Boyd (SA)||Holden Cruze||1:44.4382|
|36||F&J Professional Computer Serv||Brian Ford (QLD)||Falcon||1:40.6689|
|37||RDA Brakes||Bruce Duckworth (NSW)||Falcon||1:43.1710|
|DNF||Hi-Tec Oils||Sean Carter (Vic)||Holden Cruze||1:36.2343|
|DNF||Armstong Motorsport||Ruth Bowler (VIC)||Ford Coupe||2:19.5367|