Luff sweeps Carrera Cup

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Sunday 2nd March, 2014 - 4:49pm

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Warren Luff was untouchable in the Carrera Cup

Warren Luff was untouchable in the Carrera Cup

Warren Luff has swept all three races in the Carrera Cup to kick-start the new Type 991 Porsche in Australian competition.

Driving the No Second Chance/Phase 8 Porsche,  Luff got a good clean start from Steven Richards (Laser Plumbing & Electrical) and Nick Foster (Sonic Motor Racing Services).

The 10-lap scheduled race journey was reduced by two laps after Roger Largo (JBS Swift) had technical issues, and then stranded his car across the pit-exit curbing. This meant Luff could race without the pressure of worrying about losing performance from his Michelin tyres.

Tony Bates took all three races in Elite

Tony Bates took all three races in Elite

Back in the pack the Davbridge Constructions Porsche of Shae Davies attacked and climbed to as high as fourth by passing Nick McBride (Sonic Motor Racing Services). McBride returned serve and the two touched with Davies suffering steering damage and fell back to ninth at the finish, one place behind multiple champion Craig Baird (Bonaire/Wilson Security).

Luff’s perfect weekend was complete as he won from Richards and Foster and in the process opens a handy points lead.

Likewise Tony Bates was three-from-three in the Elite Division (Alternative Freight Services), winning the final race from James Bergmuller (Porsche Brighton) and Shane Smollen (McGrath Estate Agents).

The Carrera Cup will be back on track at the Australian Grand Prix meeting. Unlike the V8 Supercars, championship points will be on the line across three separate races.

VIDEO: Luff and Bates speak after the final race

CARRERA CUP: Adelaide – Race 3

Pos Sponsor Driver Pro/Elite
1  No Second Chance/Phase 8 Warren Luff (QLD)  P
2  Laser Plumbing & Electrical Steven Richards (VIC)  P
3  Sonic Motor Racing Services Nick Foster (VIC)  P
4  Sonic Motor Racing Services Nick McBride (VIC)  P
5  Onsite Racing Michael Patrizi (SA)  P
6  AVCS Sam Power (SA)  P
7  Rentcorp Duvashen Padayachee (SA)  P
8  Bonaire/Wilson Security Craig Baird (VIC)  P
9  Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies (QLD)  P
10  Copyworld Michael Almond (SA)  P
11  Alternative Freight Services Tony Bates (VIC)  E
12  Porsche Brighton James Bergmuller (VIC)  E
13  McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen (NSW)  E
14  Grove Group Stephen Grove (VIC)  E
15  Objective Racing Tony Walls (QLD)  E
16  Hallmarc Marc Cini (VIC)  E
17  Phenix Motorsport Brenton Ramsay (SA)  E
18  Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie (QLD)  P
19  JBS Swift Roger Lago (QLD)  E
20  Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden Ash Samadi (NSW)  E
21  Adrian Mastronadro Adrian Mastronardo  E
22  Finance EZI Maurice Pickering (QLD)  E
23  Equity-One Dean Koutsoumidis (VIC)  E

 

CARRERA CUP: Championship

Pos Sponsor Driver Points
1   No Second Chance/Phase 8   Warren Luff (QLD)  180
2   Laser Plumbing & Electrical   Steven Richards (VIC)  150
3   Sonic Motor Racing Services   Nick Foster (VIC)  150
4   Sonic Motor Racing Services   Nick McBride (VIC)  132
5   AVCS   Sam Power (SA)   96
6   Onsite Racing   Michael Patrizi (SA)   94
7   Rentcorp   Duvashen Padayachee (SA)   91
8   Davbridge Constructions   Shae Davies (QLD)   77
9   Bonaire/Wilson Security   Craig Baird (VIC)   75
10   Alternative Freight Services   Tony Bates (VIC)   61
11   McGrath Estate Agents   Shane Smollen (NSW)   52
12   Porsche Brighton   James Bergmuller (VIC)   39
13   JBS Swift   Roger Lago (QLD)   39
14   Grove Group   Stephen Grove (VIC)   35
15   Objective Racing   Tony Walls (QLD)   35
16   Copyworld   Michael Almond (SA)   32
17   Hallmarc   Marc Cini (VIC)   28
18   Fujitsu Racing   Renee Gracie (QLD)   25
19   Phenix Motorsport   Brenton Ramsay (SA)   22
20   Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden   Ash Samadi (NSW)   17
21   Finance EZI   Maurice Pickering (QLD)   17
22   Equity-One   Dean Koutsoumidis (VIC)   13
23   Adrian Mastronadro   Adrian Mastronardo    9

 

 

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