Campbell controls second Carrera Cup heat

Campbell is two from two so far in the Carrera Cup at Sandown

Campbell is two from two so far in the Carrera Cup at Sandown

Matt Campbell has scored his second straight win of the weekend in Carrera Cup, after a controlled race this afternoon at Sandown.

Unlike this morning’s first race when he slipped to second off the start; Race 2 saw him make the most of pole position to lead Nick McBride into Turn 1.

Behind, Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge driver Stephen Grove got loose and collided with Ash Walsh.

Walsh’s damage was not too severe, but he was stranded off the road, forcing the deployment of the Safety Car.

Upon the restart Campbell got the jump, while Alex Davison slipped through on Nick McBride and Steve Richards did the same on David Wall for fourth place.

Garth Walden found himself off the circuit when James Abela cut across him after losing grip.

No such dramas for Campbell who went through to take the chequered flag and is eyeing a clean-sweep in tomorrow’s final race.

In the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge, Tony Bates narrowly avoided the opening lap incident with fellow semi-professional driver Stephen Grove to take the category win to also back up his victory earlier today.

The final race of the Carrera Cup will be just after midday on Sunday.

VIDEO:Campbell and Bates speak after Race 2

RESULTS: Race 2 – Carrera Cup : Sandown Raceway

Pos No Name Sponsor Class
1 7 Matt Campbell  Nuveau Constructions / Phase 8  P
2 25 Alex Davison  Wilson Parking  P
3 77 Nick McBride  Bob Jane T-Marts  P
4 12 Steven Richards  Laser Plumbing and Electrical  P
5 38 David Wall  Wilson Security  P
6 8 Dean Fiore  Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne  P
7 45 Duvashen Padayachee  Darrell Lea STIX  P
8 88 Dylan O’Keeffe  Allstar Equipment / Dexion Sup  P
9 54 James Abela  Horsley Park Gunshop  P
10 24 Tony Bates  Moveitnet / A.F.S  C
11 21 Garth Walden  CIP/GWR  P
12 9 Marc Cini  Hallmarc  C
13 13 James Bergmuller  C
14 39 Adrian Mastronardo  Veritas Porperty Group  C
15 4 Stephen Grove  Grove Hire  C
16 56 Shane Smollen  McGrath Estate Agents  C
DNF 777 Ash Walsh  Bob Jane T-Marts / Infants Fri  P
DNF 26 Michael  Copyworld  P


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