Cameron takes maiden SuperUtes win
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
|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|