Foster takes Carrera Cup points lead
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
|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|
|6||65||Fraser Ross||Porsche Centre Brighton||Pro|
|7||1||Steven Richards||Laser Plumbing & Electrical||Pro|
|8||11||John Magro||Team BRM||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|
|15||4||Stephen Grove||Grove Group||Challenge|
|16||56||Shane Smollen||McGrath Estate Agents||Challenge|
|17||45||Duvashen Padayachee||Darrell Lea STIX||Pro|
|20||6||Ash Samadi||Apartment Hotel||Challenge|
|21||13||James Bergmuller||MotorOne Car Care||Challenge|