Matt Campbell seals Carrera Cup title

Campbell is the 2016 Carrera Cup Australian champion

Campbell is the 2016 Carrera Cup Australian champion

Matt Campbell has stormed to the Carrera Cup Australia title with victory in the opening race on the streets of the Gold Coast.

Campbell converted his record sixth pole with a strong start before pulling away for his 12th race win of the season.

The result sealed the title with two races left in this weekend’s final round,

His only title contender, Alex Davison, finished third in the race behind team-mate Michael Almond.

For Campbell the title is also the first Drivers’ Championship in the Carrera Cup for McElrea Racing, who gave the now 21-year-old his break three years ago.

The Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge is still up for grabs with points leader Tony Bates settling for third place behind race winner Stephen Grove and James Bergmuller.

The second race of the final round of the Carrera Cup Australia will be run at 1250 local time.

VIDEO: Campbell, McElrae and Grove speak after the opening race on the Gold Coast

RESULTS: Race 1 – Carrera Cup : Gold Coast

Pos No. Name Team Class
1 7 Matt Campbell Nuveau Constructions / Phase 8 P
2 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P
3 25 Alex Davison Wilson Parking P
4 12 Steven Richards Laser Plumbing and Electrical P
5 777 Ash Walsh Bob Jane T-Marts / Infants Friend P
6 38 David Wall Wilson Security P
7 45 Duvashen Padayachee Darrell Lea STIX P
8 88 Dylan O’Keeffe All Star Equipment Sales / APB P
9 360 Fraser Ross Shooters NC / DNA Racing P
10 21 Garth Walden Commercial Interior Projects P
11 54 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P
12 77 Nick McBride Bob Jane T-Marts P
13 4 Stephen Grove Grove Hire C
14 13 James Bergmuller C
15 24 Tony Bates Moveitnet/C Tech Laser C
16 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C
17 8 Tony Longhurst Saint/Porsche Centre Melbourne G
18 39 Adrian Mastronardo Veritas Property Group C


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