Campbell takes first win in Carrera Cup
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
|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|
|8||77||Nick McBride||Bob Jane T-Marts||PRO|
|9||65||Fraser Ross||Porsche Centre Brighton||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|
|DNF||22||Richard Muscat||Wilson Security / PAYCE / Geni||PRO|