Perkins fends off Miedecke for Race 2 victory
Jack Perkins has sustained heavy pressure from George Miedecke to take victory in the reverse top 10 grid Race 2 for the Dunlop Series at Barbagallo.
Perkins, who has returned to the series this weekend in an ex-Tekno Autosports Holden recently purchased by Eggleston Motorsport, made the best of the starts from second on the grid to lead pole-sitter Miedecke into Turn 1.
The duo were separated by less than a second for the entire 18 lap journey, with Miedecke twice drawing alongside his rival to no avail.
Andrew Jones and Paul Morris held their starting positions of third and fourth respectively throughout the race, crossing the line nose-to-tail three seconds adrift of the winner.
Race 1 victor Ash Walsh moved from 10th to an eventual finishing position of fifth in just six laps, while Daniel Gaunt, Dale Wood, Taz Douglas, Drew Russell and Steve Owen completed the top 10.
Starting from 29th after his failure to finish on Saturday, Owen had steadily picked his way through the field throughout the race.
Casey Stoner started and finished 21st after a mistake on just the third lap dropped the Red Bull-Pirtek Holden back to a low of 28th.
Another in trouble was front-runner Kristian Lindbom, who fell off the road at Turn 7 while battling for fifth with Walsh on Lap 6.
A second incident late in the going ensured the Evans Motorsport Ford took the flag one place behind Stoner in 22nd.
Cameron Waters also had a bad run, taking 23rd after a poor start and a mid-race incident.
The third and final Dunlop Series race of the weekend will get underway at 1615 local time.
See below for the full Race 2 result
|1||Eggleston Motorsport||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore VE||18||17:49.6082|
|2||I Seek||George Miedecke||Ford Falcon FG||18||17:50.2744|
|3||Advam Racing||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE2||18||17:52.4131|
|4||Sargent Security Racing||Paul Morris||Holden Commodore VE2||18||17:52.7550|
|5||Infants Friend||Ashley Walsh||Ford Falcon FG||18||17:57.3324|
|6||Global Security Management||Daniel Gaunt||Holden Commodore VE2||18||17:59.6421|
|7||GB Galvanizing/Wilson Security||Dale Wood||Ford Falcon FG||18||17:59.8554|
|8||Arvo – Image Racing||Taz Douglas||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:02.0783|
|9||Go Karts Go||Drew Russell||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:02.7894|
|10||Sherrin Rentals MWM||Steve Owen||Ford Falson FG||18||18:02.9893|
|11||Rodney Jane Racing||Gary Jacobson||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:06.7056|
|12||Miraflores Estate Harbour Exca||Morgan Haber||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:08.5855|
|13||Tony D’Alberto Racing||Nick McBride||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:09.0130|
|14||Brad Jones Racing||Chris Pither||Holden Commodore VE2||18||18:10.2061|
|15||Rodney Jane Racing||Rodney Jane||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:10.9274|
|16||R&J Batteries/NDD||Geoff Emery||Holden Commodore VE2||18||18:11.1284|
|17||CEG Rentals||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:13.6890|
|18||Finance Ezi Racing||Andre Heimgartner||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:14.3482|
|19||Finance Ezi Racing||Josh Hunter||Ford Falocon FG||18||18:15.4303|
|20||Blackchrome Sports & Workwear||Sam Walter||Holden Commodore VE2||18||18:16.1755|
|21||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Casey Stoner||Holden Commodore VE2||18||18:19.8110|
|22||Ozstaff Racing||Kristian Lindbom||Ford Falcon FG||18||18:20.4646|
|23||Linde Material Handling||Cameron Waters||Holden Commodore VE2||18||18:23.3291|
|24||Formula Tech/Interquip Racing||Brett Stewart||Holden Commodore VE||18||18:26.7225|
|25||Action Racing||Marcus Zukanovic||Holden Commodore VE||18||18:27.9822|
|26||Poll Performance||Jim Pollicina||Holden Commodore VE||18||18:35.7818|
|27||Freightliner||Aaron Tebb||Holden Commodore VE2||18||18:42.3857|
|28||Pacific Hoists & Hitachi||Nandi Kiss||Holden Commodore VE||18||18:45.4556|
|29||Gulf Western Oil||Michael Hector||Ford Falcon FG||17||17:58.5886|