Organ-Moore Clean Sweeps Improved Production Queensland Round 2
Jason Clements set pole for the weekend at Queensland Raceway in his BMW running a 1:19:11 which was 4 tenths quicker then his nearest rival Kyle Organ-Moore. Jason Grimmond, Troy Marinelli and Justin Wade rounded out the top 5.
Peter Cusato was the top under 2 litre car qualifying 7th with a 1:23.3.
Race 1 was held on the club man circuit configuration and Clements could not hold out Organ-Moore to turn 1. The field went barreling into the turn 3 hairpin, and Clements, was a little too hot and ran wide with Grimmond taking full advantage to sneak through and go to the lead.
Grimmond would not finish the race and Organ-Moore was just too good for the field to claim the first win of the weekend.
Race 2 was held under lights on the national circuit and was a spectacular event to see. The field filed through turns 1 and 2 heading down the back straight when Marinelli, from the front of the field, missed his brake marker and would tour the gravel trap at turn 3.
Marinelli had the race-face on and spent the remainder of the laps picking his way back up to finish 2nd behind Organ-Moore.
Clements had mechanical trouble with the front roll-bar and would not finish the race, and Grimmond would suffer a mechanical issue which would put one of the crowd favourites out of the weekend.
Race 3 was a tight battle up the front, with Organ-Moore and Marinelli battling it out swapping positions throughout the race. Marinelli would lead the last lap on to the front straight, but the strength of Organ-Moore’s big V8 was too much and managed to out run Marinelli to the line.
It was one of the closest finishes in Improved Production Queensland’s history, 0.1 seconds between them. Tim Hill was the first under 2 litre car across the line.
Race 4 saw the field under twilight conditions, head lights blazing, and Clements was setting solid lap times to try and keep up with Organ-Moore but the V8 was too much for the field this weekend and Organ-Moore would take the 4th and final race of the weekend 3 seconds ahead of Clements.