Le Brocq completes Dunlop Series sweep
Jack Le Brocq swept to his third Dunlop Series victory of the weekend following an eventful final heat at Barbagallo Raceway.
The Prodrive driver suffered another slow start but managed to inherit the lead on lap 5 when Paul Dumbrell was caught out by fluid dropped by Eggleston Motorsport team-mate Liam McAdam at the final corner.
McAdam found himself beached in the sand trap at the final corner after sustaining damage following a clash with Dan Day and Mathew Palmer, which brought out the Safety Car.
Le Brocq quickly stormed into a healthy lead once racing resumed but was forced to hold his nerve through another Safety Car period, caused by Matt Chahda, before claiming the victory.
Taz Douglas produced an impressive hard charging drive through the field to finish second, while Todd Hazelwood netted third in a race shortened to 20 laps.
James Golding held second in the early stages behind the fast starting Dumbrell but was unable to maintain the pace at the front.
The Garry Rogers Motorsport driver eventually slipped back to fourth while Macauley Jones made the most of the early drama to finish fifth.
Andrew Jones came home in sixth ahead of the Darwin teenager Bryce Fullwood, who impressed throughout.
Dumbrell hauled his Holden Commodore home in eighth after his mistake at the final corner earlier in the race.
Richard Muscat was ninth as Shae Davies, who ran fourth before being caught out by the fluid deposited by McAdam, rounded out the top 10.
Garry Jacobson managed to fight his way from the back of the field to finish 12th which has left him tied with Le Brocq at the top of the standings.
The Dunlop Series will head to the Castrol Edge Townsville 400 for the fourth round from July 8-10.
Result: Dunlop Series Race 3, Perth
|1||GoGetta Racing||Jack Le Brocq||Ford Falcon FG/X||20||28:49.5882|
|2||Eggleston Motorsport||Taz Douglas||Holden Commodore VE2||20||28:50.7327|
|3||iseek Communication / MSR||Todd Hazelwood||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:51.3466|
|4||Wilson Security PAYCE GRM||James Golding||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:51.7385|
|5||PAYCE||Macauley Jones||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:52.1119|
|6||Alliance Truck Parts Racing||Andrew Jones||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:52.3205|
|7||Middy’s Data & Electrical /MWM||Bryce Fullwood||Ford Falcon FG||20||28:52.7886|
|8||Eggleston Motorsport||Paul Dumbrell||Holden Commodore VE2||20||28:53.2446|
|9||Wilson Security PAYCE GRM||Richard Muscat||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:53.6538|
|10||Davbridge Constructions /MWM||Shae Davies||Ford Falcon FG||20||28:53.9581|
|11||Wynn’s Racing||Josh Kean||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:54.4504|
|12||Challenger Valve Racing||Garry Jacobson||Ford Falcon FG/X||20||28:54.7456|
|13||Kostecki Brothers Racing||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:56.1646|
|14||Paul Morris Motrosports||Anton de Pasquale||Ford Falcon FG||20||28:56.3391|
|15||Auto One / MSR||Adam Marjoram||Ford Falcon FG||20||28:56.9294|
|16||Dragon Motor Racing||Chelsea Angelo||Holden Commodore VE2||20||28:57.6168|
|17||Team Caltex||Renee Gracie||Ford Falcon FG||20||28:57.8615|
|18||Kilar Towing Equipment / STR||Mathew Palmer||Ford Falcon FG||20||28:58.9675|
|19||Castrol Racing/LD Motorsport||Alex Rullo||Holden Commodore VF||20||28:59.2731|
|20||Lubrixmax||Garry Hill||Ford Falcon FG||20||29:00.1165|
|21||Kostecki Brothers Racing||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore VF||19||29:22.1038|
|DNF||Cavalier Homes||Matthew Chahda||Ford Falcon FG||15||21:28.3946|
|DNF||S&J Automotive||Dan Day||Ford Falcon FG||4||4:23.4282|
|DNF||Eggleston Motorsport||Liam McAdam||Holden Commodore VE2||3||3:09.7769|
|2||Jack Le Brocq||725|
|10||Anton de Pasquale||416|