Evans claims Carrera Cup honours at Albert Park

Sunday 25th March, 2018 - 10:28pm

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Jaxon Evans

Jaxon Evans claimed victory in the fourth Porsche Carrera Cup race at Albert Park and snared the overall round win after previous pace-setter Dale Wood was taken out of the race at the first corner.

Evans inherited the lead after Wood was hit from behind by Sonic Motorsport team-mate Michael Almond, with the Bob Jane T-Marts driver locking up after going into the corner too hot.

Almond then bounced into the fast-starting Car #888 of Alex Davison, putting him and Wood both out of contention for the win before car #77 was forced into the pits for damage.

While Wood was able to be extricated from the gravel, he was shifted down to 22nd position and forced to work his way back through the field.

With two of his leading rivals out, Evans comfortably finished ahead of Dylan O’Keeffe who had moved through the field from seventh on the grid.

Jordan Love scored the final podium spot ahead of defending champion David Wall.

Wall was forced to start the race from 12th, while team-mate James Moffat was given a 40-second penalty for contact with Wall in Saturday’s Race 3 and relegated to 18th place on the grid.

Fifth place finisher Nick McBride looked to make amends for his Race 1 error, running as high as third early on, but a lock-up on Lap 4 allowed O’Keeffe through.

McBride then made contact with Josh Hunt and sent himself down the field and into seventh.

O’Keeffe moved past Love on Lap 4 for second place, while Wood made inroads among the Pro-Am drivers, slotting into 14th.

Greg Taylor put his Porsche into the fence after Turn 12 on the fifth lap while Hunt slipped down the order after a spin at Turn 2.

Moffat was able to recover to sixth place overall and Wood eventually moved forward 11 places to earn valuable championship points.

Stephen Grove was the leading Pro-Am driver finishing in eighth overall.

Round 3 of Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia supports the WD-40 Phillip Island 500 on April 20-22, with both races forming part of the Endurance Cup.

Results: Race 4

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Class Laps Race time
1 7 Morris Finance Jaxon Evans (QLD) P 9 19:57.0176
2 88 ABP Group Dylan O’Keeffe (VIC) P 9 20:00.5159
3 777 Rodney Jane Racing Jordan Love (WA) P 9 20:04.2028
4 1 PAYCE/Wilson Security David Wall (NSW) P 9 20:04.5044
5 8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride (VIC) P 9 20:05.3675
6 18 Payce/Wilson Security/JBL James Moffat (TBC) P 9 20:06.6911
7 14 Sonic/Totally 4×4 Peter Major (SA) P 9 20:09.4390
8 4 Grove Motorsport Pty Ltd Stephen Grove (VIC) A 9 20:12.9972
9 15 Volante Rosso Motorsport Josh Hunt (QLD) P 9 20:13.3640
10 80 WM Waste Management Max Twigg (VIC) A 9 20:15.7563
11 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood (VIC) P 9 20:16.4836
12 23 JBS Australia Roger Lago (QLD) A 9 20:17.5730
13 20 Agas National Adrian Flack (NSW) A 9 20:23.6309
14 6 Miles Advisory Partners Tim Miles (NSW) A 9 20:23.6361
15 12 Garwood Motorsport Adam Garwood (TAS) P 9 20:26.3963
16 22 BMF/Pitman Racing Dean Cook (VIC) A 9 20:33.3396
17 19 Hallmark Homes Anthony Gilbertson (QLD) A 9 20:33.9772
18 13 The Bend/htfu Sam Shahin (SA) A 9 20:38.2614
19 131 Sonic Graham Williams (VIC) A 9 21:00.3194
20 35 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Indiran Padayachee (NSW) A 9 21:08.7026
21 77 Bob Jane T Marts/PSA Michael Almond (TBC) P 8 20:22.6565
22 9 Hallmarc Marc Cini (VIC) A 8 22:16.3772
DNF 5 Arris/Strongbuild Greg Taylor (NSW) A 5 12:12.0792
DNF 888 Porsche Centre Brighton/Doncas Alex Davison (QLD) P

Series points: Overall

Pos Driver Pts
1 Jaxon Evans 342
2 Dale Wood 271
3 David Wall 262
4 Dylan O’Keeffe 233
5 Jordan Love 227
6 James Moffat 190
7 Michael Almond 175
8 Nick McBride 123
9 Roger Lago 112
10 Josh Hunt 102
11 Peter Major 98
12 Adam Garwood 85
13 Max Twigg 75
14 Tim Miles 75
15 Alex Davison 71
16 Stephen Grove 69
17 Adrian Flack 60
18 Cameron Hill 59
19 Sam Shahin 48
20 Greg Taylor 46
21 Dean Cook 38
22 Anthony Gilbertson 31
23 Marc Cini 30
24 Indiran Padayachee 26
25 Graham Williams 16
26 Leanne Tander 13
27 John Steffensen 1

Series points: TAG Heuer Pro-Am

Pos Driver Pts
1 Roger Lago 320
2 Stephen Grove 241
3 Max Twigg 238
4 Tim Miles 231
5 Dean Cook 211
6 Adrian Flack 203
7 Greg Taylor 164
8 Sam Shahin 152
9 Indiran Padayachee 125
10 Marc Cini 117
11 Anthony Gilbertson 114
12 Graham Williams 97
13 John Steffensen 68

Series points: Michelin Juniors

Pos Driver Pts
1 Jaxon Evans 342
2 Jordan Love 227
3 Adam Garwood 122
4 Cameron Hill 66

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