Lights-to-flag win for Crick in SuperUtes Race 1

Cameron Crick

Cameron Crick converted pole position to a lights-to-flag win in the opening race of Round 4 of the SuperUtes at the Watpac Townsville 400.

The Mitsubishi driver took a comfortable victory ahead of Sieders/Team Triton team-mate Toby Price and Ryal Harris (Mazda BT-50).

Crick was on the defensive on the run through the first corner on Lap 1 and under braking for Turn 2, holding off Price and Harris.

Craig Woods (Toyota Hilux) was challenging Tom Alexander on the opening lap after a tardy start from the Isuzu D-Max driver, but Woods took to the grass at Turn 7 and fell to sixth behind Ben Walsh (Toyota Hilux).

Alexander then set off up the road and hooked onto the back of third-place man Harris, with second through fourth squabbling as Crick pulled a sizeable lead.

Woods began to put pressure on Walsh for fifth in the closing stages, but could not find a way by.

Crick won in commanding fashion by more than five seconds, while series leader Alexander crossed the line fourth.

Madison Dunston finished ninth in the nine-car field for Race 1 after missing Practice 2 and Qualifying on Friday after her Holden Colorado was damaged in a crash during Practice 1.

Race 2 for SuperUtes will take place on Sunday at 0830 local time/AEST.

Results: ECB SuperUtes Series Race 1

1  7 Total Tools Team Triton Racing Cameron Crick       Mitsubishi Triton 11 17:07.5127
2 87 Mitsubishi Motors Team Triton  Toby Price          Mitsubishi Triton 11 17:13.3905
3  1 EFS 4×4 Racing                 Ryal Harris         Mazda BT50        11 17:14.0816
4 22 Caltex Delo Racing             Tom Alexander       Isuzu D-MAX       11 17:14.3040
5  8 Fat Freddy’s                   Ben Walsh           Toyota Hilux      11 17:22.6764
6 64 Western Sydney Motorsport      Craig Woods         Toyota Hilux      11 17:23.2422
7 72 Western Sydney Motorsport      Craig Thompson      Toyota Hilux      11 17:47.2348
8 49 Allgate Auto Doors Racing      Christopher Formosa Ford Ranger       11 17:47.6689
9 11 Peters Motorsport              Madison Dunston     Holden Colorado   11 18:24.8530

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