Almond secures Carrera Cup round win with Race 3 victory

Michael Almond and Adrian Flack pic: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

Michael Almond has become the third different winner of the weekend as he claimed Round 4 of Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Almond passed Sonic Motor Racing team-mate Dale Wood on Lap 5 and they would finish that way in a reversal of the top two in Race 2.

Race 1 winner Cameron Hill (Cameron Hill Racing) completed the Race 3 podium at 1.89s behind the winner.

Warren Luff (McElrea Racing) and David Wall (Wall Racing) finished in the same positions as in Race 2, in fourth and fifth respectively.

The weekend’s attrition continued with a multiple car tangle on the opening lap at Turn 5 which brought out the Safety Car for the third time at Hidden Valley.

Darwin native Thomas Maxwell (Sonic Motor Racing), Nick McBride (Porsche Centre Melbourne), Roger Lago (Lago Racing) and Pro-Am points leader Anthony Gilbertson (McElrea Racing) were among the many who were caught up in the prang.

Only 13 cars took the restart on Lap 3 after 19 started the weekend.

Dean Cook, Jordan Love, and Liam Talbot all failed to start the race after their accidents in Race 2 earlier this morning.

Round 5 supports the Watpac Townsville 400 on July 5-7.

Results: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Race 3

Pos Car Competitor/Team               Driver                  Vehicle            Laps Race time
1  77 Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts/PSA Aus Michael Almond Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:35.8712
2 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:36.4328
3 111 Seears Workwear Cameron Hill Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:37.7608
4   7 MEGA/No Second Chance Warren Luff Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:38.3032
5  38 PAYCE David Wall Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:38.8239
6  36 Lodge Brothers Cooper Murray Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:39.1832
7  20 Agas National Adrian Flack Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:42.5972
8  12 O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing Steve Richards Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:44.4557
9   6 Garage 1 Tim Miles Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:48.2226
10  13 The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU Sam Shahin Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 20:54.6747
11 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   17 21:14.4942
12   8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   16 20:46.4828
13  23 Dayco/Lago Cold Stores Roger Lago Porsche 911 GT3 Cup   16 20:56.2151
DNF   5 Sonic/Hosepower Thomas Maxwell Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
DNF  34 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Duvashen Padayachee Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
DNF  19 Hallmark Homes Anthony Gilbertson Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

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