Patrizi scores Carrera Cup sweep

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Sunday 14th September, 2014 - 2:59pm

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Michael Patrizi took both races at Sandown

Michael Patrizi took both races at Sandown

Michael Patrizi has completed what turned out to be a two-race sweep of the Carrera Cup at Sandown.

After a multicar accident abandoned this morning’s second race, points were allocated to two races meaning a maximum of 60 points were left unattainable.

Although not as dramatic as this morning’s race, there was a championship-changing moment as the cars went to the grid when points leader Steven Richards headed to the pitlane with a broken driveshaft. This opened the door for title rivals Warren Luff and Craig Baird; although determined drives from the likes of Patrizi, Shae Davies and Sam Power meant the damage to Richards’ points advantage was not as bad as it could have been.

Stephen Grove won Elite

Stephen Grove won Elite

Patrizi won the start from Davies and was never seriously challenged. Baird made his way into third while Luff and Power battled for fourth. Power grabbing the position midway through the race and held on through to the finish.

A massive effort from Tony Bates’ crew got his car into the race after this morning’s accident and he was in a great battle with Elite points leader Stephen Grove. Then Bates overcooked things at Dandenong Road corner and Grove took the Elite win from James Bergmuller; who also had repairs after this morning, with Shane Smollen in third.

Carrera Cup officials gave an update on Nick McBride following the Race #2 accident with the Sonic driver taken to hospital for observation for heavy bruising.

The Carrera Cup next heads to Mount Panorama as part of the Bathurst 1000 weekend.

VIDEO: Patrizi and Grove speak after Race #3

 

Race #3

 Pos.   No. Sponsor Driver
1  29  Onsite Rental Racing  Michael Patrizi (SA)
2  88  Davbridge Constructions  Shae Davies (QLD)
3   1  Bonaire / Wilson Security  Craig Baird (VIC)
4  27  Childhood Cancer Association  Sam Power (SA)
5   7  No Second Chance/Phase 8  Warren Luff (QLD)
6 777  Bob Jane T-Marts  Nick Foster (VIC)
7  26  Copyworld  Michael Almond (SA)
8   4  Grove Group  Stephen Grove (VIC)
9  13  Porsche Centre Brighton  James Bergmuller (VIC)
10  56  McGrath Estate Agents  Shane Smollen (NSW)
11   9  Hallmarc  Marc Cini (VIC)
12  55  Fujitsu Racing  Renee Gracie (QLD)
13  22  Phenix Motorsport  Brenton Ramsay (SA)
14  23  JBS Australia  Roger Lago (QLD)
15  24  Alternative Freight Services /  Tony Bates (VIC)
16  39  Veritas  Adrian Mastronardo (NSW)
17  38  Taylor Motorsport / Adina Apar  Greg Taylor (NSW)
18   5  Objective Racing  Tony Walls (QLD)
19 222  Scott Taylor Motorsport  Scott Taylor (QLD)
20  10  Finance EZI/Foxtel  Maurice Pickering (QLD)
DNF  12  Laser Plumbing & Electrical  Steven Richards (VIC)

 

CHAMPIONSHIP : Overall

Position Driver Points
1 Warren Luff 744
2 Steven Richards 738
3 Craig Baird 718
4 Sam Power 556
5 Nick Foster 555
6 Shae Davies 528
7 Michael Patrizi 457
8 Nick McBride 382
9 Stephen Grove 375
10 Michael Almond 372.5
11 James Bergmuller 299
12 Duvashen Padayachee 293
13 Shane Smollen 283
14 Tony Bates 246
15 Renee Gracie 241
16 Roger Lago 233
17 Tony Walls 200
18 Ash Samadi 191
19 Brenton Ramsay 179.5
20 Marc Cini 125
21 Maurie Pickering 89
22 Adrian Mastronardo 86
23 Dean Koutsoumidis 31
24 Greg Taylor 30
25 Scott Taylor 28

 

CHAMPIONSHIP: Professional 

Position Driver Points
1 Warren Luff 762
2 Steven Richards 756
3 Craig Baird 733
4 Sam Power 589
5 Nick Foster 560
6 Shae Davies 559
7 Michael Patrizi 473
8 Michael Almond 440
9 Renee Gracie 411
10 Nick McBride 400
11 Duvashen Padayachee 325.5

CHAMPIONSHIP: Elite

Position Driver Points
1 Stephen Grove 795
2 James Bergmuller 720
3 Tony Bates 683
4 Shane Smollen 645
5 Roger Lago 640
6 Tony Walls 518
7 Ash Samadi 493
8 Brenton Ramsay 493
9 Marc Cini 377
10 Maurie Pickering 288
11 Adrian Mastronardo 280
12 Dean Koutsoumidis 119
13 Greg Taylor 93
14 Scott Taylor 82

 

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