Evans takes wet Carrera Cup opener

Jaxon Evans was a shining light in the wet

Jaxon Evans has won a rain-soaked opening race of the Carrera Cup on the streets of the Gold Coast as David Wall closed to within sight of the title.

The rain brought a start behind the Safety Car with Andre Heimgartner leading the field away from Sonic team-mate Nick McBride.

Evans made quick work of McBride before pressing Heimgartner and taking the lead on lap #5 and charging out to an 11-sec lead by the finish.

Attention then switched to the championship combatants in Heimgartner and Wall. Points leader Wall having a couple of looks before out dragging Heimgartner to the finish line to score second by 0.0357-sec.

Claiming fourth was Dylan O’Keeffe who came from seventh on the grid ahead of Michael Almond.

Stephen Grove kept his nose clean to claim the Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge win.

Carrera Cup has two more races tomorrow, with the opening race being a scheduled 28-lap race as part of the endurance cup starting at 8:50am local time. The final races of the season is scheduled for 1:05pm.

VIDEO:Evans and Grove speak after the opening race

RESULTS: Carrera Cup – Race 1 : Surfers Paradisie

Pos No. Driver Team Category
1 7 Jaxon Evans Hungry Jacks P
2 38 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security P
3 777 Andre Heimgartner Bob Jane T-Marts / Money Now P
4 88 Dylan O’Keeffe APB Group/President Limo Australia P
5 26 Michael Almond Copyworld P
6 5 Cameron McConville Repair Management Australia P
7 29 Garth Walden Platinum Nightclub Broadbeach P
8 77 Nick McBride Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts P
9 23 Brenton Grove Porsche Centre Melbourne P
10 888 Alex Davison President Limo Australia P
11 79 Jordan Love Sonic Motor Racing / Quintis P
12 4 Stephen Grove Grove Group C
13 18 Max Twigg C
14 22 Dean Cook Zonzo Racing C
15 33 Simon Ellingham Peak Marketing P
16 13 Sam Shahin HTFU C
17 131 Graham Williams WRA C
18 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc C
DNF 136 James Abela Horsley Park Gun Shop P


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