Luff wins Carrera Cup at Albert Park

Luff beat Richards and Foster at Albert Park

Luff beat Richards and Foster at Albert Park

Warren Luff has taken the third and final race of the Carrera Cup at Albert Park to win his second-straight round in the series.

After finishing behind Steven Richards (Laser Plumbing & Electrical) in the opening race of the weekend, the No Second Chance/Phase 8 driver took race #2 and completed his weekend with another strong display to beat home Richards and Nick Foster (Bob Jane T-Marts) in the final.

In today’s event, Luff won the start from Richards, with five-time champion Craig Baird (Bonaire/Wilson Security) moving into the third ahead of Foster. On a busy opening lap, Baird slipped back to sixth while Michael Patrizi (Onsite Rentals Racing), who was coming from the rear of the field, ran off across the kerb and over a tyre bundle. Then Dean Koutsoumidis (Equity-One) spun in the middle of the pack, with the McGrath Estate Agents 911 of Shane Smollen going around as he avoided his fellow Elite Class competitor.

With Luff controlling things at the front, Baird had a great fight with Formula Ford graduate Sam Power (AVCS Consulting). The defending champion taking fourth on the fifth of 10 laps.

Roger Lago won Elite

Roger Lago won Elite

No such issues for Luff who grabbed his second big trophy of the season and his fifth win from the six races so far contested this year, to pull a small but handy margin in the series from Richards and Foster.

Roger Lago (JBS Swift) had a great battle with Stephen Grove (Grove Group) throughout the race for the Elite class. Lago winning his second race of the weekend from Grove. Round one winner in Adelaide, Tony Bates (AFS/All Star Equipment Sales), was in line to finish third, but spun on the final lap allowing James Bergmuller (Porsche Centre Brighton) into the position. Lago the winner for the weekend from Bergmuller and Grove

Carrera Cup next goes racing at the end of May with a two-driver format with Pro drivers calling on Elite partners, and vice versa for Elite drivers calling on pros from others categories in a mini-enduro format.

 

RACE 3: Carrera Cup – Albert Park

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Pro/Elite
1   7 Warren Luff  No Second Chance/Phase 8  P
2  12 Steven Richards  Laser Plumbing & Electrical  P
3 777 Nick Foster  Bob Jane T-Marts  P
4   1 Craig Baird  Bonaire/Wilson Security  P
5  27 Sam Power  AVCS Consulting  P
6  77 Nick McBride  Bob Jane T-Marts  P
7  26 Michael Almond  Copyworld  P
8  88 Shae Davies  Davbridge Constructions  P
9  45 Duvashen Padayachee  VIP Petfoods  P
10  23 Roger Lago  JBS Swift  E
11   4 Stephen Grove  Grove Group  E
12  55 Renee Gracie  Fujitsu Racing  P
13  13 James Bergmuller  Porsche Centre Brighton  E
14   9 Marc Cini  Hallmarc  E
15  24 Tony Bates  AFS/All Star Equipment Sales  E
16  29 Michael Patrizi  Onsite Rentals Racing  P
17   5 Tony Walls  Objective Racing  E
18  11 Ash Samadi  Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden  E
19  22 Brenton Ramsay  VIP Home Services  E
20  56 Shane Smollen  McGrath Estate Agents  E
21  39 Adrian Mastronardo  Veritas  E
22  10 Maurice Pickering  Finance EZI  E
23  71 Dean Koutsoumidis  Equity-One  E

 

WEEKEND POINTS : Pro

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Points
1   7  Warren Luff  No Second Chance/Phase 8 174
2  12  Steven Richards  Laser Plumbing & Electrical 168
3 777  Nick Foster  Bob Jane T-Marts 144
4   1  Craig Baird  Bonaire/Wilson Security 116
5  27  Sam Power  AVCS Consulting  95
6  77  Nick McBride  Bob Jane T-Marts  93
7  26  Michael Almond  Copyworld  84
8  45  Duvashen Padayachee  VIP Petfoods  67
9  55  Renee Gracie  Fujitsu Racing  63
10  88  Shae Davies  Davbridge Constructions  62
11  29  Michael Patrizi  Onsite Rentals Racing  60

WEEKEND POINTS : Elite

Pos No. Driver Sponsor Points
1  23  Roger Lago   JBS Swift  162
2  13  James Bergmuller   Porsche Centre Brighton  156
3   4  Stephen Grove   Grove Group  144
4  24  Tony Bates   AFS/All Star Equipment Sales  126
5   9  Marc Cini   Hallmarc  110
6  22  Brenton Ramsay   VIP Home Services   84
7  11  Ash Samadi   Royal Purple Oil/Garth Walden   78
8  56  Shane Smollen   McGrath Estate Agents   77
9  39  Adrian Mastronardo   Veritas   69
10  71  Dean Koutsoumidis   Equity-One   65
11  10  Maurice Pickering   Finance EZI   41
12   5  Tony Walls   Objective Racing   32

 

CHAMPIONSHIP: Overall

Position Driver Points
1 Warren Luff 354
2 Steven Richards 318
3 Nick Foster 294
4 Nick McBride 225
5 Craig Baird 191
6 Sam Power 191
7 Duvashen Padayachee 150
8 Michael Patrizi 146
9 Shae Davies 139
10 Michael Almond 116
11 Tony Bates 102
12 Roger Lago 96
13 James Bergmuller 89
14 Stephen Grove 83
15 Shane Smollen 76
16 Renee Gracie 72
17 Marc Cini 61
18 Brenton Ramsay 47
19 Tony Walls 44
20 Ash Samadi 40
21 Dean Koutsoumidis 31
22 Adrian Mastronardo 29
23 Maurie Pickering 29

CHAMPIONSHIP: Pro

Position Driver Points
1 Warren Luff 354
2 Steven Richards 318
3 Nick Foster 294
4 Nick McBride 225
5 Craig Baird 191
6 Sam Power 191
7 Duvashen Padayachee 158
8 Michael Patrizi 154
9 Shae Davies 144
10 Michael Almond 124
11 Renee Gracie 119

 

CHAMPIONSHIP: Elite 

Position Driver Points
1 Tony Bates 306
2 Roger Lago 284
3 James Bergmuller 278
4 Stephen Grove 258
5 Shane Smollen 233
6 Marc Cini 200
7 Brenton Ramsay 159
8 Tony Walls 142
9 Ash Samadi 133
10 Dean Koutsoumidis 119
11 Adrian Mastronardo 107
12 Maurie Pickering 105

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