Evans claims second Carrera Cup win in Adelaide

Mat Coch

Sunday 4th March, 2018 - 2:02pm

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Jaxon Evans

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

Pos Car Driver Competitor/Team Laps Time
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

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