Foster sweeps Carrera Cup at Sandown

Foster on top, again, this time at Sandown

Foster on top, again, this time at Sandown

Nick Foster has won all three races to keep his hot streak running in the Carrera Cup.

Foster has won the last eight of 10 races contested in the series, and after edging to the points lead yesterday is now 18.5 points in front heading to Bathurst.

Foster got off the line ahead of Matt Campbell, and despite the rookie applying plenty of pressure, including going nearly side-by-side across the line, it was the Sonic Motorsport driver that collected maximum points from the weekend.

Third place in the race and for the weekend went the way of Richard Muscat.

A strong comeback for champion Steve Richards who finished fourth in the final race to ease the pain of a DNF in the first race. He was two positions ahead of Craig Baird, who also failed to finish the opener.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge Tony Bates swept all three races, finishing just ahead of Shane Smollen and Stephen Grove.

It was a delighted Bates who failed to start any races in Sydney after a heavy accident just minutes into the opening session.

The Carrera Cup next races as part of the Bathurst 1000 on the second weekend of October.

VIDEO: Foster and Bates speak after the final race at Sandown

RESULTS: Carrera Cup Race 3 – 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 1 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing & Electrical Pro
5 10 David Russell Finanze Ezi Pro
6 8 Craig Baird Porsche Centre Melbourne Pro
7 25 John Martin Copyworld Pro
8 26 Michael Almond Copyworld Pro
9 88 Shae Davies Davbridge Constructions Pro
10 222 Aaron Seton Scott Taylor Motorsport Pro
11 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts Pro
12 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX Pro
13 24 Tony Bates AFS/Fleetguard Challenge
14 56 Shane Smollen McGrath Estate Agents Challenge
15 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group Challenge
16 13 James Bergmuller MotorOne Car Care Challenge
17 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Challenge
18 6 Ash Samadi Apartment Hotel Challenge
19 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc Challenge
DNF 11 John Magro Team BRM Pro
DNF 65 Fraser Ross Porsche Centre Brighton Pro

 

STANDINGS: Overall

Pos Driver Points
1 Nick Foster 722
2 Steven Richards 703.5
3 Craig Baird 656
4 David Russell 616
5 Richard Muscat 589
6 Matt Campbell 563
7 Nick McBride 550
8 Michael Almond 404
9 Shane Smollen 373
10 Shae Davies 348
11 Stephen Grove 330
12 Cam McConville 322
13 Fraser Ross 262.5
14 Duvashen Padayachee 261.5
15 Simon Hodge 240.5
16 Tony Bates 212.5
17 Adrian Mastronardo 191
18 Ash Samadi 179
19 John Martin 176
20 Marc Cini 151.5
21 James Bergmuller 149
22 Roger Lago 145.5
23 Scott Taylor 104
24 Aaron Seton 68
25 John Magro 62
26 Max Twigg 50
27 Spike Goddard 44

STANDINGS: Professional

Pos Driver Points
1 Nick Foster 737
2 Steven Richards 735
3 Craig Baird 689
4 David Russell 649
5 Richard Muscat 613
6 Nick McBride 606
7 Matt Campbell 589.5
8 Michael Almond 423.5
9 Shae Davies 388
10 Cam McConville 340
11 Fraser Ross 312.5
12 Duvashen Padayachee 312.5
13 Simon Hodge 277
14 John Martin 176
15 Aaron Seton 68
16 John Magro 62
17 Spike Goddard 50

 

STANDINGS: Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge

Pos Driver Points
1 Shane Smollen 920
2 Stephen Grove 891
3 Tony Bates 694.5
4 Ash Samadi 614.5
5 Marc Cini 534.5
6 Adrian Mastronardo 527
7 James Bergmuller 520
8 Roger Lago 393
9 Scott Taylor 349
10 Max Twigg 180

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