Evans takes wet Carrera Cup opener
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
|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|
|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|
|14||22||Dean Cook||Zonzo Racing||C|
|15||33||Simon Ellingham||Peak Marketing||P|
|DNF||136||James Abela||Horsley Park Gun Shop||P|