Baird completes hat-trick in Carrera Cup blitz
Gold Coast-based driver Craig Baird marched triumphantly to yet another clean sweep in Round 4 of the Carrera Cup Australia Championship at Townsville.
Baird (Jet Travel Insurance) stormed away to record another win in Race 3 around the Reid Park street circuit and extend his lead in the one-make Porsche series.
Warren Luff, driving the No Second Chance entry, scored his best result of the weekend in second while Steven Richards (Laser Racing) claimed his first podium of the round in third.
Nick Percat (Coates Hire) struck trouble on the opening lap and was eliminated from the race with what appeared to be radiator and wheel damage. Percat had been runner-up to Baird in the opening two heats.
Richards had an intense battle with Michael Patrizi for the final podium slot however the latter had to settle for fourth in the Ausdrill car.
Shae Davies (Davbridge Constructions) was next followed by Max Twigg (Permagard), Duvashen Padayachee (Team BRM) and Tony Bates (Alternative Freight).
Damien Flack (Corporate Cleaning Services) was ninth with Christchurch dealership principal Paul Kelly completing the top 10.
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See below for full results for Carrera Cup Race 3
|1||Jet Travel Insurance||Craig Baird (NZL)||17:44.7301||1:15.2299|
|2||No Second Chance/Phase 8||Warren Luff (NSW)||17:48.1183||1:15.3955|
|3||Laser Plumbing & Electrical||Steven Richards (VIC)||17:49.6909||1:15.3706|
|4||Ausdrill – Onsite Racing||Michael Patrizi (WA)||17:51.1764||1:15.1382|
|5||Davbridge Constructions||Shae Davies (QLD)||18:01.6099||1:15.2683|
|6||Permagard Automotive||Max Twigg (VIC)||18:05.7943||1:16.2089|
|7||Team BRM/ Rentcorp Property Gr||Duvashen Padayachee NSW||18:05.9585||1:15.9135|
|8||Alternative Freight Services||Tony Bates (VIC)||18:12.5671||1:16.4628|
|9||Corporate Cleaning Services||Damien Flack (QLD)||18:12.7812||1:16.4097|
|10||Paul Kelly Motor Group||Paul Kelly (NZL)||18:21.8998||1:16.9380|
|11||Porsche Centre Brighton||James Bergmuller (VIC)||18:23.6420||1:17.4036|
|12||Grove Group||Stephen Grove (VIC)||18:27.6505||1:17.6567|
|13||Hallmarc||Marc Cini (VIC)||18:28.5484||1:17.9129|
|14||Fujitsu Racing||Renee Gracie (QLD)||18:28.7333||1:17.4742|
|15||Hallmarc||Michael Loccisano (VIC)||18:31.6119||1:17.9795|
|16||JMC Group||Martin Wagg (VIC)||18:35.7828||1:18.1346|
|17||Objective Racing||Tony Walls (NSW)||18:59.8966||1:18.5948|
|DNF||Coates Hire Racing||Nicholas Percat (SA)||1:24.0757||1:24.0757|
|DNF||McGrath Estate Agents||Shane Smollen (NSW)|