Wall wins as Carrera Cup title fight heats up

David Wall

David Wall eased to a second Porsche Payce Carrera Cup Australia win of the weekend on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

Starting from pole courtesy of victory in the Saturday’s opening race, Wall avoided drama at the opening chicane to head Cooper Murray by a second after 16 laps of racing.

Third place went to Dale Wood, while Jordan Love endured a dramatic race to finish eighth.

Contact between Love and Wood into the opening chicane unsettled the Sonic driver, turning him around and dropping him to the back of the field.

It prompted a spirited recovery drive from Love, who climbed two places on Lap 2, picking off another two on the next lap to move up to 17th.

Having found his way to second at the start, Wood headed a queue of cars that included Murray and Cameron Hill.

Murray found a way through on Lap 5, setting off in pursuit of Wall in the race lead.

Scott Taylor found the wall on Lap 7 at Turn 12 though was able to limp his car out of harm’s way as the race continued without disruption.

Love’s recovery continued, a series of late moves pushing him beyond Sam Shahin and his brother Aaron, who pulled aside down the front stretch, to climb back to eighth at the flag.

Victory for wall moves him on to 957 and mathematically out of contention for season honours.

The final race of the weekend, and the season, is set for 1340 local time.

Results: Race 2

Pos Num Team/Sponsor Driver Cls Laps Race time
1 38 PAYCE David Wall P 16 19:38.5934
2 36 Lodge Brothers Cooper Murray P 16 19:39.5015
3 111 Seears Workwear Cameron Hill P 16 19:43.2523
4 8 Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride P 16 19:43.5978
5 77 Sonic/Bob Jane T-Marts/PSA Aus Michael Almond P 16 19:45.1395
6 34 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Duvashen Padayachee P 16 19:48.7469
7 100 Sonic/Polyflor Dale Wood P 16 19:57.3657
8 777 Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts/SRG Jordan Love P 16 19:57.3969
9 78 Sonic / SRG Global Aaron Love P 16 19:58.3119
10 13 The Bend Motorsport Park/HTFU Sam Shahin A 16 19:59.2602
11 5 Sonic Thomas Maxwell P 16 19:59.3965
12 12 O’Brien Electrical & Plumbing Steve Richards P 16 20:01.1320
13 22 BMF Dean Cook A 16 20:02.8921
14 7 Helimods Harri Jones P 16 20:08.7165
15 6 Garage 1 Tim Miles A 16 20:10.8572
16 23 Dayco / Lago Cold Stores Roger Lago A 16 20:14.2995
17 20 Agas National Adrian Flack A 16 20:14.4933
18 27 Wash It Liam Talbot A 16 20:27.6185
19 35 Hyundai Forklifts Australia Indiran Padayachee A 16 20:35.8756
20 68   Greg Ward A 16 20:42.2648
DNF 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Scott Taylor A 6 7:50.4179

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