Wood holds off Davison to claim Carrera Cup win

Dale Wood

Dale Wood has held off Alex Davison to take victory in the final Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia race of the weekend at Phillip Island.

Davison kept within touching distance of Wood throughout the 25-lap enduro, though could not find a way by to fall 0.4s short at the flag.

Dylan O’Keeffe enjoyed a quiet race in third, from Jaxon Evans and James Moffat who slipped by Michael Almond in the closing stages to grab fifth.

Wood converted his pole position to comfortably lead the opening laps.

The Safety Car was called on Lap 4 after an incident involving Tim Miles, Sam Shahin and Roger Lago at Honda, forcing the former two out of the race.

Another Safety Car quickly followed when Cameron Hill speared backwards into Anthony Gilberston at Honda.

On the second restart a battle developed between Sonic team-mates Almond and Jordan Love for fifth.

A lock up at MG saw Love drop two positions to Moffat and David Wall, demoting him to eighth.

Davison challenged Wood for the win in the final laps, however it was the latter who prevailed and claimed the round win.

Defending champion Wall ended up seventh ahead of Josh Hunt, Peter Major and Nick McBride who struggled after losing his splitter early on.

Stephen Grove won the race in the Pro-Am class, benefitting from Max Twigg who spun out of the lead at Lukey Heights on Lap 11.

Carrera Cup Australia now heads to Darwin in support of the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown from June 15-17.

Results: Race 2

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Class Laps Race time
1 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood (VIC) P 25 42:04.2981
2 888 Porsche Centre Brighton Alex Davison (QLD) P 25 42:04.7414
3 88 APB Group Dylan O’Keeffe (VIC) P 25 42:07.6254
4 7 Morris Finance Jaxon Evans (QLD) P 25 42:09.2048
5 18 Payce/Wilson Security/JBL James Moffat (TBC) P 25 42:10.8707
6 77 Bob Jane T Marts/PSA Michael Almond (TBC) P 25 42:14.7225
7 1 PAYCE/Wilson Security David Wall (NSW) P 25 42:15.0522
8 15 LORY Construction Josh Hunt (QLD) P 25 42:30.6454
9 14 Sonic/Totally 4×4 Peter Major (WA) P 25 42:30.7206
10 8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride (VIC) P 25 42:31.5982
11 12 Garwood Motorsport Adam Garwood (TAS) P 25 42:32.6446
12 4 Grove Group Stephen Grove (VIC) A 25 42:33.8160
13 20 Agas National Adrian Flack (NSW) A 25 42:34.1246
14 808 Crown/Timken/Porsche Melbourne John Steffensen (VIC) A 25 42:48.4270
15 23 JBS Australia Roger Lago (QLD) A 25 43:26.7366
16 35 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Indiran Padayachee (NSW) A 25 43:27.9061
17 22 BMF/Pitman Racing Dean Cook (VIC) A 25 43:35.7437
18 9 Hallmarc Marc Cini (VIC) A 25 43:37.2456
19 131 Harcourts Williams Graham Williams (VIC) A 25 43:37.7629
20 19 Hallmark Homes Anthony Gilbertson (QLD) A 23 43:32.2882
DNF 777 Bob Jane T Marts Jordan Love (WA) P 23 39:19.2417
DNF 80 WM Waste Management Max Twigg (VIC) A 16 28:53.6674
DNF 111 Southern Star Truck Centre/Any Cameron Hill (ACT) P 11 20:33.0418
DNF 13 The Bend/htfu Sam Shahin (SA) A 3 4:57.1307
DNF 6 Miles Advisory Partners/Garage Tim Miles (NSW) A 3 4:57.5169

Series points: Overall

Pos Driver Pts
1 Jaxon Evans 468
2 Dale Wood 451
3 David Wall 377
4 Dylan O’Keeffe 359
5 Jordan Love 275
6 Michael Almond 266
7 James Moffat 265
8 Alex Davison 233
9 Nick McBride 192
10 Peter Major 166
11 Josh Hunt 165
12 Roger Lago 144
13 Adam Garwood 115
14 Stephen Grove 111
15 Max Twigg 105
16 Adrian Flack 91
17 Tim Miles 87
18 Anthony Gilbertson 67
19 Sam Shahin 61
20 Cameron Hill 60
21 Dean Cook 57
22 Marc Cini 52
23 Indiran Padayachee 49
24 Greg Taylor 46
25 Graham Williams 30
26 John Steffensen 26
27 Leanne Tander 13

Series points: TAG Heuer Pro-Am

Pos Driver Pts
1 Roger Lago 446
2 Stephen Grove 403
3 Max Twigg 328
4 Adrian Flack 327
5 Dean Cook 286
6 Tim Miles 259
7 Anthony Gilbertson 229
8 Indiran Padayachee 213
9 Sam Shahin 206
10 Marc Cini 199
11 John Steffensen 170
12 Greg Taylor 164
13 Graham Williams 160

Series points: Michelin Juniors

Pos Driver Pts
1 Jaxon Evans 468
2 Jordan Love 275
3 Adam Garwood 152
4 Cameron Hill 67

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