Harris cruises to second straight SuperUtes win
Sunday 14th November, 2021 - 12:28pm
A sterling start has laid the platform for Ryal Harris to make it two-from-two in the Haltech V8 SuperUte Series at the BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint.
Starting sixth based on the top 50 percent reverse grid format, Harris launched into second on the short run to Turn 1.
He then would grab the lead from Jaiden Maggs three corners later, and was unchallenged from there.
Behind, Cameron Crick made a similarly lightning start to move from eighth to third in the opening stages, and he held second for the majority of the race.
He was only deprived of that position on the penultimate lap when championship leader Aaron Borg forced his way past.
Borg had done a nice job of progressing forward from a steady first lap, including avoiding some mid-race Turn 2 carnage as Matt McLean dived up the inside of him and tagged Maggs.
Borg did close the gap to Harris, but such was the buffer the latter had built, the final difference was still 3.153s
McLean, David Sieders, Craig Woods and Chris Formosa would finish fourth through seventh.
By virtue of the half-points reverse grid outing, Gerard and Jaiden Maggs had started on the front row.
Gerard dropped to eighth by the end, while Jaiden would be the sole non-finisher.
Race 3 of the weekend will start at 13:00 local time/AEDT.
Results: Race 2, Haltech V8 SuperUte Series, BP Ultimate Sydney SuperSprint
|1||58||Ryal Harris||Mazda BT-50|
|2||4||Aaron Borg||Toyota Hilux||+3.153|
|3||7||Cameron Crick||Mitsubishi Triton||+3.519|
|4||8||Matt McLean||Toyota Hilux||+6.872|
|5||45||David Sieders||Mitsubishi Triton||+7.591|
|6||64||Craig Woods||Toyota Hilux||+9.699|
|7||49||Chris Formosa||Ford Ranger||+17.875|
|8||68||Gerard Maggs||Mitsubishi Triton||+22.223|
|9||88||Ellexandra Best||Toyota Hilux||+42.654|
|10||50||Craig Jenner||Mazda BT-50||+1:11.455|
|11||94||Michael Formosa||Ford Ranger||+1:44.925|
|NC||96||Jaiden Maggs||Mitsubishi Triton|