McLeod wants more after his third Sports Sedan win
Sunday 29th October, 2023 - 3:52pm
It was anticipated that the third race of the Precision National Sports Sedan Series would be a tussle between two-race winner Cameron McLeod and crowned series winner (for the 12th time) Tony Ricciardello.
The reality was that McLeod in the debut weekend for the MARC GT SS, was never seriously challenged and won his third race of the weekend.
“What good fun, I like to do a lot more [in Sports Sedans] and in this car. We had the best car in every session and got it riding over the curbs really good and that is where the pace was,” he said.
Jordan Caruso failed to finish the second race and had to start the last from the back of the grid in the Audi A4/Chev. He came through to second and regained second place in the series. Unfortunate for Ashley Jarvis who was second. He failed start when the Monaro/Chev mysteriously shut down on the out lap, although he still placed third in the title chase.
Third in the race was Angus Fogg, although his Ford Mustang was not as pristine as at the start after tyre contact at the first chicane. Fogg featured in an early scrap with Ricciardello who ultimately damaged his Alfa Romeo/Chev with a spin on the back chicane. He finished two laps behind after visit to the pits.
Ryan Humfrey capped off another good result in his Falcon XE/Chev with fourth spot ahead of Darren Currie (MARC II) and Jake Camilleri (MARC I Mazda). Steven Lacey (Chev Camaro) edged out Nash Morris (MARC I Focus) for seventh after they traded places numerous times.
Mark Duggan (Aston Martin/Chev) finished ninth and ahead of Brad Shiels who was another backmarker after fly-by-wire throttle issues in the Fiat 124/Rotary Turbo in the preceding sessions.
Other pit visitors who were able to continue were Scott Cameron (Commodore/Chev) who was tagged by Jason Compton (BMW/Chev) and Damian Johnson (Holden Torana) after he whacked the first chicane tyres.