Wood edges Evans in Porsche opener

Mat Coch

Friday 2nd March, 2018 - 2:22pm

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Dale Wood

Dale Wood has claimed victory in the opening Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia race on the streets of Adelaide.

The former Supercars driver withstood pressure throughout to take a narrow win over Jaxon Evans and Dylan O’Keeffe.

Wood gained the advantage courtesy of a strong jump off the line, pushing polesitter Evans into second place.

A clash on the opening lap saw Anthony Gilbertson turn Nick McBride around at Turn 9, McBride stranded in the escape road for the balance of the race.

The incident also delayed Cameron Hill, while Greg Taylor found himself pointing the wrong way at the same corner a lap later following contact with Sam Shahin.

Following the opening lap skirmishes, Wood settled down to hold a narrow advantage over Evans, with O’Keeffe and David Wall also in pursuit.

The front pair ran nose to tail throughout the 10-lap race, Wood emerging victorious from Evans, O’Keeffe and Wall.

In the Pro-Am class, Roger Lago claimed the win as he finished eighth overall, with Stephen Grove second in class finishing 10th outright, and Tim Miles third in class in 12th.

Wood will start from  pole for tomorrow’s second Carrera Cup race, scheduled for 18 laps, starting at 1110 local time/1140 AEDT.

RESULTS: Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia, Race 1

Pos Car Driver Competitor/Team Laps Time
1 100 Dale Wood Sonic/Polyflor 10 13:56.543
2 7 Jaxon Evans Morris Finance 10 13:56.824
3 88 Dylan O’Keeffe Allstar Equipment Sales 10 13:57.790
4 1 David Wall PAYCE/Wilson Security 10 13:58.360
5 18 James Moffat Payce/Wilson Security/JBL 10 14:00.863
6 777 Jordan Love Rodney Jane Racing 10 14:01.897
7 77 Michael Almond Sonic/Bob Jane T Marts 10 14:02.426
8 23 Roger Lago JBS Australia 10 14:14.429
9 14 Peter Major Sonic/Totally 4×4 10 14:15.003
10 4 Stephen Grove Grove Motorsport Pty Ltd 10 14:18.019
11 12 Adam Garwood Garwood Motorsport 10 14:18.509
12 6 Tim Miles Miles Advisory Partners 10 14:21.091
13 80 Max Twigg WM Waste Management 10 14:27.899
14 20 Adrian Flack Agas National 10 14:28.113
15 808 John Steffensen Crown/Timken/Porsche Melbourne 10 14:28.923
16 111 Cameron Hill Southern Star Truck Centre/Any 10 14:29.192
17 15 Josh Hunt Volante Rosso Motorsport 10 14:29.928
18 13 Sam Shahin The Bend/htfu 10 14:31.057
19 888 Leanne Tander Porsche Centre Brighton 10 14:34.779
20 9 Marc Cini Hallmarc 10 14:35.282
21 22 Dean Cook BMF/Pitman Racing 10 14:47.835
22 19 Anthony Gilbertson Hallmark Homes 10 14:49.854
23 5 Greg Taylor Arris/Strongbuild 10 15:02.936
24 35 Indiran Padayachee Hyundai Forklifts Australia 10 15:14.341
25 131 Graham Williams Sonic 10 15:14.858
DNF 8 Nick McBride Porsche Centre Melbourne

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