Richards goes back-to-back in Carrera Cup

Two from two for Richards

Two from two for Richards

Steven Richards has kept things rolling along in the Carrera Cup winning his second-straight race of the weekend.

The defending Carrera Cup champion got the jump from the start to head Dave Russell and Craig Baird. Russell then brushed the wall at Turn 8 and Baird moved up to second.

The Queenslander then came under attack from Nick McBride and slipped back one spot further.

The charge of the race came from Nick Foster, who after breaking a driveshaft on the formation lap yesterday, quickly moved from 18th on the grid and through the field.

Heavy damage for Foster's Porsche

Heavy damage for Foster’s Porsche

He got as high as fifth place, but with three laps to run he slammed the Turn 8 concrete and was eliminated from on the spot.

No such dramas for Richards who controlled things at the front and he comfortably led home Baird and McBride.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge Tony Bates was once again first.

Although after penalties and incidents in the opening race, Bates’ race was similar to Richards’ as he quickly grabbed the advantage off the start and controlled things throughout.

Second place in the semi-pro class went the way of Stephen Grove with Roger Lago in third.

The final Carrera Cup race of the weekend will be lunchtime on Sunday.

VIDEO: Race 2 interviews


CARRERA CUP RACE 2 – Professional Results

Pos No. Driver Sponsor
1   1  Steven Richards  Laser Plumbing & Electrical
2   8  Craig Baird  Porsche Centre Melbourne
3  77  Nick McBride  Bob Jane T-Marts
4  10  David Russell  Finance EZI
5  22  Richard Muscat  Wilson Security / PAYCE / Genis St
6  14  Cam McConville  OPS Gateway
7  26  Michael Almond  Copyworld
8  11  Simon Hodge  Team BRM
9  65  Fraser Ross  The Ross Partnership
10  45  Duvashen Padayachee  VIP Petfoods
11   7  Matt Campbell  Phase 8
DNF 777  Nick Foster  Bob Jane T-Marts


CARRERA CUP RACE 2 – Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge

Pos No. Driver Sponsor
1  24  Tony Bates  AFS / Ned Whisky & Cola
2  23  Roger Lago  JBS Australia
3   4  Stephen Grove  Grove Hire
4  56  Shane Smollen  McGrath Estate Agents
5  39  Adrian Mastronardo  Veritas
6   6  Ash Samadi  Apartment Hotel
7 222  Scott Taylor  Scott Taylor Motorsport
DNF   9  Marc Cini  Hallmarc


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