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