Evans claims second Carrera Cup win in Adelaide
Another composed performance from Jaxon Evans has seen him claim his second Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia victory of the weekend at the Adelaide 500.
A lightning start from Evans off pole saw Saturday’s race winner able to move across and cover David Wall on approach to the Senna Chicane while further back Michael Almond moved up to third.
Midway around the opening lap Leanne Tander found the fence on the inside of Turn 8, ending her race and drawing the Safety Car.
Marc Cini was also off the road after contact with Dean Cook at the final turn, pulling his car to a halt on the outside of the final turn.
The Safety Car withdrew at the beginning of the sixth lap, Evans quickly moving his McElrea Racing Porsche a second clear of the chasing pack.
In second, Wall came under pressure from Almond at the head of a four car battle for the second podium place.
Their dice was cut short however when the race was called two laps early, leaving Evans to claim his second win of the weekend over Wall and Almond.
Roger Lago sealed another Pro-Am class win, Max Twigg on his bumper to claim second in class and Adrian Flack rounded out the class podium.
After the opening round, Evans holds a 24 point lead in the series standings from Wall, with O’Keeffe a further 18 points back in third.
Lago enters round two with a 30 point lead in the Pro-Am standings over Twigg, with Grove a further six points adrift in third.
The Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia series lines up next at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 21-24.
Results: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, Race 3
|1||7||Jaxon Evans (QLD)||Morris Finance||8||14:20.276|
|2||1||David Wall (NSW)||PAYCE/Wilson Security||8||14:21.547|
|3||77||Michael Almond (TBC)||Sonic/Bob Jane T Marts||8||14:22.256|
|4||777||Jordan Love (WA)||Rodney Jane Racing||8||14:22.826|
|5||88||Dylan O’Keeffe (VIC)||Allstar Equipment Sales||8||14:23.432|
|6||100||Dale Wood (VIC)||Sonic/Polyflor||8||14:24.303|
|7||18||James Moffat (TBC)||Payce/Wilson Security/JBL||8||14:24.770|
|8||8||Nick McBride (VIC)||Porsche Centre Melbourne||8||14:26.561|
|9||111||Cameron Hill (ACT)||Southern Star Truck Centre/Any||8||14:28.623|
|10||12||Adam Garwood (TAS)||Garwood Motorsport||8||14:28.839|
|11||23||Roger Lago (QLD)||JBS Australia||8||14:32.013|
|12||80||Max Twigg (VIC)||WM Waste Management||8||14:32.827|
|13||20||Adrian Flack (NSW)||Agas National||8||14:33.177|
|14||4||Stephen Grove (VIC)||Grove Motorsport Pty Ltd||8||14:34.674|
|15||15||Josh Hunt (QLD)||Volante Rosso Motorsport||8||14:34.882|
|16||14||Peter Major (SA)||Sonic/Totally 4×4||8||14:35.987|
|17||19||Anthony Gilbertson (QLD)||Hallmark Homes||8||14:36.539|
|18||13||Sam Shahin (SA)||The Bend/htfu||8||14:36.938|
|19||6||Tim Miles (NSW)||Miles Advisory Partners||8||14:37.969|
|20||22||Dean Cook (VIC)||BMF/Pitman Racing||8||14:39.039|
|21||5||Greg Taylor (NSW)||Arris/Strongbuild||8||14:40.996|
|22||35||Indiran Padayachee (NSW)||Hyundai Forklifts Australia||8||14:47.914|
|23||131||Graham Williams (VIC)||Sonic||8||14:48.596|
|24||808||John Steffensen (VIC)||Crown/Timken/Porsche Melbourne||8||14:58.637|
|DNF||9||Marc Cini (VIC)||Hallmarc|
|DNF||888||Leanne Tander (VIC)||Porsche Centre Brighton|