Unstoppable Waters wins second Dunlop heat
Cameron Waters extended his Dunlop Series winning streak to five consecutive victories with a measured lights-to-flag drive in the second heat at Winton.
The Prodrive Racing Australia driver was initially outgunned at the start by Andrew Jones although the championship leader managed to hold the lead at Turn 1.
Having converted his pole into the lead, Waters quickly began to move away from Jones’ Commodore, edging a gap lap by lap until the chequered flag.
Jones was unable to pose a real threat to Waters with the Brad Jones Racing driver forced to settle for second 1.4s adrift of the Prodrive Ford Falcon.
There was little action at the sharp end of the field as reigning champion Paul Dumbrell enjoyed a quiet drive to claim the final place on the podium in third.
The Matt White Motorsport duo of Jack Le Brocq and Chris Pither finished fourth and fifth respectively.
The battle for sixth spot raged throughout the race culminating in Shae Davies hanging onto the position, despite coming under pressure from Todd Hazelwood and Eggleston Motorsport’s Ant Pedersen.
Paul Morris finished ninth having won a battle with Garry Jacobson in the closing stages.
Garry Rogers Motorsport’s James Golding was unable to build on his impressive fifth place finish in Race 1 after suffering terminal damage in start line incident with Jesse Dixon.
Dixon collided with the Golding’s car which pitched the former Utes driver briefly into the air. The subsequent damage forced him into retirement along with Golding.
Result: Dunlop Series Race 2, Winton
|1||TEAM ENZED PRA||Cameron Waters||Ford Falcon FG||18||25:59.4337|
|2||Brad Jones Racing||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:00.8583|
|3||Eggleston Motorsport||Paul Dumbrell||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:02.1018|
|4||MW Motorsport||Jack Le Brocq||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:03.6863|
|5||Ice Break Racing||Chris Pither||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:05.8878|
|6||Davbridge Constructions||Shae Davies||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:21.7843|
|7||iseek Racing||Todd Hazelwood||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:22.1285|
|8||Eggleston Motorsport||Ant Pedersen||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:22.5198|
|9||United Racing||Paul Morris||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:24.1644|
|10||Eggleston Motorsport||Garry Jacobson||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:24.5151|
|11||Alphabet / Bursons Auto Parts||Josh Kean||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:25.6650|
|12||THR Developments/SA Racing||Taz Douglas||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:32.6872|
|13||Cavalier Homes/Falcon Spares||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:37.2399|
|14||Plus Fitness / Go Karts Go||Aaren Russell||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:38.2258|
|15||PAYCE||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:40.7664|
|16||THR Developments/SA Racing||Jason Leoncini||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:48.3815|
|17||Street Fighter Performance||Dan Day||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:48.9962|
|18||Super Black Racing||Simon Evans||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:50.0251|
|19||Fujitsu Racing||Renee Gracie||Ford Falcon FG||18||26:53.8095|
|20||Bryce Fullwood Racing||Bryce Fullwood||Holden Commodore VE||18||26:55.6083|
|21||Matt Hansen Racing||Matt Hansen||Holden Commodore VE2||18||26:56.3139|
|22||Arcoplate / Penrite||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore VE2||18||27:04.7122|
|23||Challenger / Simplex||Brett Hobson||Holden Commodore VE2||18||27:05.6675|
|24||Battery World Racing||Aaron McGill||Holden Commodore VE2||17||26:10.4973|
|DNF||Gippsland Body Building GRM||James Golding||Holden Commodore VE2|
|DNF||Hayman Reese Racing||Jesse Dixon||Ford Falcon FG|