Foster takes Carrera Cup points lead

Foster held of Campbell in the second race

Foster held of Campbell in the second race

Nick Foster has won the second race of the Carrera Cup at Sandown and in the process grabbed a slender points lead over defending champion Steve Richards.

Foster led from the green light to beat a shadowing Matt Campbell, while all eyes were on Richards’ drive from the rear.

After a DNF in the opening race after clashing with Shae Davies, Richards stormed from 17th on the grid to climb all the way to seventh at the finish.

The points gap in the championship now sitting at just 0.5 with seven races still to run in the season, including tomorrow’s final race at Sandown.

With Richards, Craig Baird, Davies and John Martin all starting off the rear, it made for plenty of great racing as the full-time professionals made their way forward.

There was plenty of paint swapped, with Baird at one stage sent across the grass after battling Martin.

In the middle was the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge runners with Tony Bates coming home in first ahead of Stephen Grove and Shane Smollen.

Tomorrow’s final Carrera Cup race set down as the curtain-raiser to the Sandown 500 at 12.10pm.

VIDEO: Foster and Bates talks after the second race

RESULTS: Race 2 – Carrera Cup : Sandown

Pos No. Driver Team Class
1 777 Nick Foster Bob Jane T-Marts Pro
2 7 Matt Campbell Phase 8 Pro
3 22 Richard Muscat Wilson Security / PAYCE Pro
4 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi Pro
5 26 Michael Almond Copyworld Pro
6 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton Pro
7 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical Pro
8 11 John Magro Team BRM Pro
9 25 John Martin Copyworld Pro
10 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne Pro
11 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts Pro
12 222 Aaron Seton Scott Taylor Motorsport Pro
13 88 Shae Davies Davbridge Constructions Pro
14 24 Tony Bates AFS/Fleetguard Challenge
15 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group Challenge
16 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents Challenge
17 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX Pro
18 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Challenge
19 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc Challenge
20 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel Challenge
21 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care Challenge

 

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