David Sieders takes Utes lead

Dan Herrero

Sunday 13th October, 2013 - 10:54am


David Sieders

David Sieders

David Sieders is the new series leader in the Auto One V8 Utes – Protected By Armor All after taking out Round 6 at Mount Panorama.

It was Kim Jane, however, who collected line honours in the final race of the weekend in a lights-to-flag effort, despite the close attention of first Stephen White and then Sieders.

Jane was fastest away from the front row and managed to keep White at bay until the Erebus Commodore driver, at that stage on track for the round win, ran straight on and clouted the Forrest’s Elbow wall on Lap 5.

While Jane was afforded temporary respite, he soon had Sieders all over the rear of the Bob Jane T-Marts machine but managed to hold on to win by barely two tenths of a second.

Despite the previous series leader being well back, Sieders was in no mood to play conservatively.

Earlier, he executed a heart-stopping pass of Ryan Hansford around the outside of The Chase’s right-hand sweep to take second on Lap 5, perhaps motivated by the double-waved yellows for the stricken Warren Millett at the left-hander.

“Happy’s an understatement,” enthused Sieders of the series lead change.

“Hopefully I can remain as strong as I have been over the last two events.

“I’ve been on the podium at both tracks we’re going to a couple of times now, so I think I should be strong there.”

Hansford remained in third to finish runner-up for the round, from Jane.

Nathan Pretty’s title aspirations took yet another hit – literally and metaphorically – when he was forced to pit for a new tyre after being caught in a first corner melee, and ultimately finished the race in 20th.

Jesse Dixon, who had been enjoying a fruitful weekend to that point, was an even bigger victim, failing to finish having been tagged by Craig Dontas then unhelpfully ‘straightened up’ by Kris Walton, who had nowhere to go with the Hayman Reese Commodore in his path.

The V8 Utes series continues with Round 7 at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 in a fortnight.

Full results Race 3

1 Bob Jane T-Marts Kim Jane (VIC) Holden VE 6 18:03.8786
2 Mine Site Fencing Australia David Sieders (NSW) Ford FG 6 18:04.0821
3 Hawkins Transport / HT Racing Ryan Hansford (QLD) Ford FG 6 18:04.9870
4 Thirsty Camel Racing Craig Dontas (SA) Holden VE 6 18:09.5968
5 STRATCO Racing Rhys McNally (WA) Holden VE 6 18:09.7253
6 Jesus Racing Team Andrew Fisher (NSW) Ford FG 6 18:10.3983
7 Rentco Transport Equipment Ren Kris Walton (QLD) Ford FG 6 18:10.7998
8 Sage Automation / Roof Seal Gary Baxter (SA) Holden VE 6 18:11.4647
9 Tapout Energy Racing Ryal Harris (QLD) Ford FG 6 18:12.0312
10 Guide Dogs Victoria Elliot Barbour (VIC) Ford FG 6 18:12.3135
11 JMG Racing Jeremy Gray (NSW) Ford FG 6 18:13.4367
12 Macmahon Mining Gerard McLeod (VIC) Holden VE 6 18:13.9543
13 P.I. Technical Services Benn Wilson (QLD) Ford FG 6 18:16.6597
14 Go Karting Gold Coast Cam Wilson (QLD) Ford FG 6 18:19.9208
15 The Boat Works Tony Longhurst (QLD) Holden VE 6 18:20.3087
16 Hi Tech Oils / Ramjet Cold Air Phonsy Mullan (VIC) Holden VE 6 18:28.1161
17 RedAss Mexican Food/BNP Securi Ben Dunn (NSW) Ford FG 6 18:30.7072
18 EZETAX Todd Zani (WA) Holden VE 6 18:32.4052
19 Bacardi OakHeart Wayne Wakefield (QLD) Ford FG 6 18:32.6069
20 Milwaukee Racing Nathan Pretty (VIC) Holden VE 6 18:32.8088
21 Western General Body Works Danny Buzadzic (VIC) Ford FG 6 18:33.2641
22 CIGWELD Matthew Nolan (VIC) Holden VE 6 18:34.0705
23 Williams Race Tech Ben Dowley (QLD) Holden VE 6 18:34.6101
24 HE Parts Troy Wilson (WA) Ford FG 6 18:35.3712
25 Forgiven Racing Peter Burnitt (QLD) Ford FG 6 18:42.4433
DNF Dunlop Super Dealer Racing Stephen White (VIC) Holden VE 4 12:54.2149
DNF Australian Conveyor Racing Noel Edge (SA) Ford FG 4 13:22.3958
DNF Wake-up Racing Warren Millett (NSW) Holden VE 2  7:55.4461
DNF Hayman Reese Racing Jesse Dixon (QLD) Holden VE
DNF Interior Logistics Gary MacDonald (NSW) Ford FG
DNF Auto One Racing Adam Marjoram (WA) Holden VE
DNF Battery World John Wood (VIC) Holden VE



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