Waters boosts title hopes with impressive win

Cameron Waters boost his title hopes with a measured victory at Barbagallo Raceway

Cameron Waters boosted his title hopes with a measured victory at Barbagallo Raceway

Cameron Waters showcased his Dunlop Series title credentials after producing a fighting drive to victory at Barbagallo Raceway.

The Prodrive Racing Australia driver dropped to third at the start having been outpaced by polesitter Chris Pither and Jack Le Brocq on the initial run to the first corner.

Waters was lucky not to lose third to Eggleston Motorsport’s Paul Dumbrell after the pair made contact  through the high speed Turn 2 and Turn 3 complex.

However, the Ford man quickly regrouped and began to reel in Le Brocq before unleashing an aggressive pass on the Erebus Motorsport V8 co-driver at Turn 7.

Race leader Pither soon had his mirrors full of Waters having witnessed his 1.4s lead diminish in a matter of laps.

Waters shot to the lead on lap 11 with a slick move on Pither, who was unable to hang on to the Prodrive Falcon.

In the end, Waters stormed to the chequered flag with a healthy advantage over Pither, while Le Brocq filled the final place on the podium in third.

Dumbrell shadowed Le Brocq for the majority of the 28 lap race in fourth ahead of an impressive Aaren Russell.

Young gun Todd Hazelwood came home in sixth in front of Shae Davies, who surged his way to seventh from 14th on the grid.

Result: Dunlop Series Race 1, Barbagallo Raceway

1 TEAM ENZED PRA Cameron Waters Ford Falcon FG  28 27:46.8019
2 Ice Break Racing Chris Pither Ford Falcon FG  28 27:53.5212
3 MW Motorsport Jack Le Brocq Ford Falcon FG  28 27:56.7407
4 Eggleston Motorsport Paul Dumbrell Holden Commodore VE2  28 27:57.2713
5 Plus Fitness / Go Karts Go Aaren Russell Ford Falcon FG  28 28:02.1378
6 iseek Racing Todd Hazelwood Ford Falcon FG  28 28:04.5448
7 Davbridge Constructions Shae Davies Ford Falcon FG  28 28:08.0467
8 United Racing Paul Morris Ford Falcon FG  28 28:11.3816
9 Eggleston Motorsport Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:14.8019
10 Hayman Reese Racing Jesse Dixon Ford Falcon FG  28 28:15.6965
11 Gippsland Body Building GRM James Golding Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:16.4195
12 Eggleston Motorsport Ant Pedersen Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:18.8246
13 Super Black Racing Simon Evans Ford Falcon FG  28 28:20.4167
14 THR Developments/SA Racing Taz Douglas Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:21.6164
15 PAYCE Macauley Jones Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:21.9038
16 Alphabet / Bursons Auto Parts Josh Kean Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:22.7472
17 Arcoplate / Penrite Kurt Kostecki Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:37.2888
18 THR Developments/SA Racing Jason Leoncini Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:38.1241
19 Street Fighter Performance Upg Dan Day Ford Falcon FG  28 28:39.0418
20 Fujitsu Racing Renee Gracie Ford Falcon FG  28 28:46.2283
21 Battery World Racing Aaron McGill Holden Commodore VE2  28 28:48.0796
22 Matt Hansen Racing Matt Hansen Holden Commodore VE2  27 27:51.5403
23 Challenger / Simplex Brett Hobson Holden Commodore VE2  24 27:55.9188
DNF Wilson Medic One / NBS Andrew Jones Holden Commodore VE2   5  5:01.2754


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