Cameron takes maiden SuperUtes win

Daniel Herrero

Sunday 21st October, 2018 - 10:15am

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Aaron Cameron in the lead pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Aaron Cameron has taken his first win in the ECB SuperUtes Series as the Peters Motorsport Mazdas went one-two in Race 2 on the Gold Coast.

Cameron started third with the top nine grid reversal and overtook Christopher Formosa (#49 Ranger Racing Ford Ranger) to move into second at the start of Lap 2.

He got under Matt MacKelden (#99 Sieders Racing Team Toyota Hilux) at Breaker Street later that lap and never looked back.

Race 1 winner Ryal Harris was his typically aggressive self as he pulled off a number of deep under brakes passes in the early laps.

He moved into second position by overtaking Luke van Herwaarde (#52 Western Sydney Motorsport Toyota Hilux) at the Hairpin on Lap 4.

However, his team-mate was already well up the road and the margin in fact increased as the race wore on until 6.4s separated the #95 BT-50 from the trailing #58 BT-50 at the chequered flag.

Van Herwaarde finished third in just his second SuperUtes race, ahead of Cameron Crick (#87 Sieders Racing Team Mitsubishi Triton) and Craig Woods (#64 WSM Hilux).

Woods had a number of nervous moments at Turn 11 in particular during the eight-lap race but survived them.

Tom Alexander was seventh in the #22 Ross Stone Racing Holden Colorado and Mick Sieders eighth after being sidelined from Race 1 with what ultimately went back to a wiring problem in the #45 Sieders Racing Team Mitsubishi Triton following its rebuild.

Kim Jane is out for the weekend due to an engine problem in the #1 Steve Wilson Racing Isuzu D-Max.

Race 3 starts at 1105 local time/1205 AEDT.

Results: Race 2

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Car Laps Race time
1 95 Bushranger Racing Aaron Cameron Mazda BT50 8 12:39.4790
2 58 EFS 4×4 Racing Ryal Harris Mazda BT50 8 12:45.9279
3 52 EFS 4X4 Racing Luke van Herwaarde Toyota Hilux 8 12:50.7821
4 87 Team Mitsubishi Triton Cameron Crick Mitsubishi Triton 8 12:52.4206
5 64 Western Sydney Motorsport Craig Woods Toyota Hilux 8 12:54.4903
6 99 Kubota Tractors Australia Matthew MacKelden Toyota Hilux 8 12:58.5079
7 22 SP Tools Tom Alexander Holden Colorado 8 12:58.9281
8 45 Total Tools Michael Sieders Mitsubishi Triton 8 12:59.4834
9 18 AC Delco Racing Tomas Gasperak Holden Colorado 8 13:01.7017
10 49 Allgate Christopher Formosa Ford Ranger 8 13:15.4558
11 94 Allgate Auto Doors Richard Mork Ford Ranger 8 13:16.6374
12 8 Car City Ben Walsh Toyota Hilux 8 13:17.5831

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