Herne wins shortened Trans Am Race 2
Sunday 13th February, 2022 - 1:46pm
Nathan Herne has won Race 2 for the Turtle Wax Trans Am Series at Symmons Plains, which ended under Safety Car due to an incident for Nash Morris.
Time-certainty caused the chequered flag to be waved 10 laps shy of the scheduled 22, with Herne prevailing from Kyle Gurton, Ben Grice, and Race 1 winner Tim Brook.
However, an issue with the recovery of Morris’s #67 Supercheap Auto car meant it was effectively only a four-lap contest.
Brook held first position as the field got away from the rolling start, while Herne went down the inside of Gurton to take second at Turn 2.
Herne then got a run on Brook down the back straight and when he made the pass for the lead at Turn 6, it created room for both Gurton and Grice to also go through, shuffling Car #38 all the way back to fourth.
Gurton was a threat for the lead until a Safety Car was called on Lap 5 due to Morris becoming stuck in the gravel at the Hairpin.
The deployment also triggered carnage at that corner when Craig Scutella apparently slowed in response to the ‘SC’ board being put out, and was shunted by Chris Sutton.
As the field trundled around under Safety Car, it came to light that the brake proportioning valve had become jammed in Morris’s car, and that would put paid to any further action.
Behind the top four was Cody Burcher in fifth, from Brett Holdsworth, Lochie Dalton, Owen Kelly, Dalton Ellery, and Jett Johnson.
Results: Race 2
|1||1||Team Valvoline GRM||Nathan Herne||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:23.4500|
|2||2||Micale Cabinets /Nuveau Group||Kyle Gurton||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:24.2189|
|3||03||All American Driveline||Ben Grice||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:24.8247|
|4||38||TRADIEPAD Wall Racing||Tim Brook||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:25.3737|
|5||36||Cody Burcher Racing||Cody Burcher||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:25.9111|
|6||99||TPS Group /Breeze Holiday Park||Brett Holdsworth||Chevrolet Camaro||O||12||21:26.4536|
|7||45||Up2 /11 Motorsport /GRM||Lochie Dalton||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:27.2451|
|8||73||Owen Kelly Motorsport||Owen Kelly||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:27.8915|
|9||31||Bruce Lynton Service||Dalton Ellery||Ford Mustang||H||12||21:28.2046|
|10||117||Team Johnson/Full Throttle BBQ||Jett Johnson||Ford Mustang||H||12||21:29.6327|
|11||116||Sydney Property Care||Edan Thornburrow||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:30.2830|
|12||12||Shaun Richardson Motorsport||Shaun Richardson||Dodge Challenger||H||12||21:31.0631|
|13||6||McAlister Motors||Hugh McAlister||Ford Mustang||H||12||21:33.5958|
|14||23||Holinger Racing||John Holinger||Chevrolet Camaro||M||12||21:35.8347|
|15||48||Nic Carroll Motorsport||Nic Carroll||Dodge Challenger||O||12||21:36.5348|
|16||8||Wealth Rite Racing||Chris Pappas||Ford Mustang||H||12||21:37.9793|
|17||88||Ownit Homes /Superior Jetties||John Harris||Ford Mustang||H||12||21:39.0986|
|18||37||Dream Racing Australia||Jackson Rice||Dodge Challenger||O||12||21:40.6563|
|19||69||Dial Before you Dig||Jon McCorkindale||Ford Mustang||O||12||21:41.8370|
|20||4||Crutcher Devlopments||Mark Crutcher||Ford Mustang||M||12||21:44.0742|
|21||15||Pacific Petroleum/Carroll Tyre||Michael Rowell||Ford Mustang||H||12||21:45.4957|
|22||27||Dream Racing Australia||Elliot Barbour||Chevrolet Camaro||O||12||21:45.9311|
|23||777||Dream Racing Australia||Craig Scutella||Chevrolet Camaro||M||10||21:48.1145|
|DNF||321||321 Motofit||Chris Sutton||Ford Mustang||M||4||3:57.9171|
|DNF||67||Supercheap Auto||Nash Morris||Ford Mustang||O||3||2:50.9625|
Classes: O Outright, H Hoosier Cup, M Masters Cup