Campbell takes first win in Carrera Cup

Matt Campbell has scored his first Carrera Cup win

Matt Campbell has scored his first Carrera Cup win

Matt Campbell has scored his first race win in the Carrera Cup series after a race which included time penalties to two of his rivals.

Campbell started on the front row after pole sitter Shae Davies was bumped back to third for a parc ferme infringement following qualifying.

Then at the start Nick Foster crept on the line and was given a 5-second time penalty.

Campbell had got the jump on Foster off the start, but with the knowledge of the time penalty, let his rival through on the eighth lap after coming under pressure.

Campbell was able to hold off a determined Davies in the final stages, who also got hit with a 5-second penalty for exceeding track limits.

So the final positions at the finish was Campbell from Foster, Steve Richards, Davies and Dave Russell.

Shane Smollen won the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge class from Stephen Grove and Ash Samadi. Fast man from Friday Adrian Mastronardo made contact with Richard Muscat who appeared to stall at the start. Both cars failed to finish.

The second race of the weekend will be later this afternoon.

VIDEO: Campbell and Smollen speak after Race 1

RESULTS: Carrera Cup Race 1 – Sydney Motorsport Park

Pos No Driver Team Class
1 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 PRO
2 777 Nick Foster Bob Jane T-Marts PRO
3 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical PRO
4 88 Shae Davies Davbridge Constructions PRO
5 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi PRO
6 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne PRO
7 25 John Martin Copyworld PRO
8 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts PRO
9 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton PRO
10 26 Michael Almond Copyworld PRO
11 11 Simon Hodge Team BRM PRO
12 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX PRO
13 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents THC
14 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group THC
15 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel THC
16 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care THC
17 222 Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport THC
18 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc THC
DNF 22 Richard Muscat Wilson Security / PAYCE / Geni PRO
DNF 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas THC

 

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