Foster wins second-straight Carrera Cup round

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Sunday 23rd August, 2015 - 2:39pm

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Foster is now third in the points standings

Foster is now third in the points standings

Nick Foster has scored his second-straight round win in the Carrera Cup with victory in the final race at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Foster was second across the line to Dave Russell, but was awarded the win after Russell was given a 5-second time penalty for a jump-start.

As was the case in the opening race of the weekend where Foster jumped the start and the race win went the way of Matt Campbell; he shadowed Russell to ensure that the time difference never got more than two seconds.

After Campbell took the opening two races, he finished back in fifth after a slow get away at the start, before contact with Shae Davies while battling for fourth.

Still for Campbell two race wins along with today’s result saw him finish second overall for the weekend. Russell third overall for the weekend.

Second in today’s race was multiple champion Craig Baird, who also gained some points back on championship leader Steve Richards.

After failing to finish in the second race, the defending champion charged from the rear in today’s race to finish eighth.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge Shane Smollen took the race victory and overall win for the weekend to make it three-straight in the semi-pro category.

Second overall was defending series champion Stephen Grove with James Bergmuller in third.

The Carrera Cup’s final three rounds of the season all follow the V8 Endurance rounds at Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast.

VIDEO: Foster and Smollen speak after the final race in Sydney

 

RESULTS: Race 3 Carerra Cup – Sydney Motorsport Park

Pos No Driver Team Class
1 777 Nick Foster Bob Jane T-Marts  PRO
2 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne  PRO
3 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi  PRO
4 88 Shae Davies Davbridge Constructions  PRO
5 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8  PRO
6 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts  PRO
7 26 Michael Almond Copyworld  PRO
8 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical  PRO
9 22 Richard Muscat Wilson Security / PAYCE / Geni  PRO
10 25 John Martin 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 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care  THC
15 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group  THC
16 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel  THC
17 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas  THC
18 222 Scott Taylor Scott Taylor Motorsport  THC
19 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton  PRO
DNF 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc  THC

OVERALL STANDINGS

Pos Driver Points
1 Steven Richards 632.5
2 Craig Baird 604
3 Nick Foster 542
4 Nick McBride 505
5 David Russell 496
6 Richard Muscat 445
7 Matt Campbell 401
8 Shane Smollen 328
9 Cam McConville 322
10 Shae Davies 320
11 Michael Almond 316
12 Stephen Grove 294
13 Simon Hodge 240.5
14 Duvashen Padayachee 236.5
15 Fraser Ross 210.5
16 Adrian Mastronardo 164
17 Tony Bates 157.5
18 Ash Samadi 153
19 Roger Lago 145.5
20 Marc Cini 126.5
21 John Martin 124
22 James Bergmuller 116
23 Scott Taylor 104
24 Max Twigg 50
25 Spike Goddard 44

 

PROFESSIONAL STANDINGS

Pos Driver Points
1 Steven Richards 664
2 Craig Baird 637
3 Nick Foster 557
4 Nick McBride 550
5 David Russell 529
6 Richard Muscat 469
7 Matt Campbell 427.5
8 Shae Davies 353
9 Cam McConville 340
10 Michael Almond 332.5
11 Duvashen Padayachee 284.5
12 Simon Hodge 277
13 Fraser Ross 254.5
14 John Martin 124
15 Spike Goddard 50

TAG HEUER CARRERA CHALLENGE STANDINGS

Position Driver Points
1 Shane Smollen 764
2 Stephen Grove 747
3 Tony Bates 514.5
4 Ash Samadi 514.5
5 Marc Cini 437.5
6 Adrian Mastronardo 420
7 James Bergmuller 401
8 Roger Lago 393
9 Scott Taylor 349
10 Max Twigg 180

 

 

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