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RESULTS: Wednesday Night V8 League - Round 13 @ Phillip Is VIC

Thursday, November 13, 2014

After the concrete jungle of the Gold Coast it was nice to head down to Phillip Is for the 13th Round of the V8 Championship. With plenty of run off it was a bit more forgiving. But with a full grid was the racing the same ??

Qually:

With a changed format the guys now had a private qualify session and the feedback was very positive. It was extended to 15 mins so they had plenty of space and time to post a good lap. It was good to see Frank Papoutsis finish in P4 with Matt Pisani starting from P3. But it was the usual suspects in the top 2 Chris Beresford and David Lord who claimed pole with a 1:33.722

Race 1:

The tiny green lights lit and they were off. The leaders off down the track and some of the back markers were off into the grass. Most of the field got away cleanly with David, Chris and rookie Nick Charlier leading them into Stoner corner. Every turn after that had its casualty. Frank the worse off dropping back to last after losing out of Lukey Heights, P3 down to P16. Nick soon dropped to P6 as there was a strong 4 car battle for 3rd. Daniel Oppedisano and Enda Murphy were having a good scrap until they came together under braking at Honda corner. Daniel lost further positions as he ran wide coming onto the home straight and spun. From P5 he rejoins in P11. Mick Spiteri got caught up in someone else's spin and ended up on his roof. Lord now stretching his lead from Chris by 4 seconds. greg Gavalas doing his best to stay close to his arch rival Wade Keenan with only 1 car between them keeping that old scrap alive. Lord takes the win with Beresford in 2nd and Matt Pisani in 3rd

Race 2:

What a start !! All but 1 car got off ok. The stronger field trying to get to the front early as the reverse grid had started them at the back. This was causing a bottle neck and a few incidents. David Lord was forced to redress after coming together with Matt Pisani. Meanwhile Spiteri was keeping Murphy honest out front but Spiteri spun which left Murphy to race away with a healthy 4 sec lead. Spiteri now back to P6. Iain McIntosh and Troy Czislowski having a good battle for P9. Lord still mid pack trying to make his way through after his earlier incident. Greg Gavalas holding out Beresford for P2. On Lap 8 however Beresford get the job done as he is keen to maximise his gap to Lord. With 2 laps to go Beresford is going for the win as he is chasing down Murphy. He is only .8 sec's behind and gaining quickly. Beresford gets caught up with the back markers as Murphy crosses the line victor and Greg Gavalas in 3rd.

Race 3:

A poor start to race 3 brings out the safety car. The field is forced to slow it down and take it easy. Spiteri took the opportunity to pit for a replacement front bumper. This might-en be enough to for-fill his compulsory pit stop. Will his tyres last that long? 25 laps to go and we will see as he restarts from the rear of the field. Once the Safety Car dives into the Pit Lane the call comes over the radio "Green Flag.....go..go..go.." and David Lord set the pace across the start/finish. While the top 3 sorted themselves out Iain McIntosh and Wade Keenan are swapping paint for P4. This charge has moved them up to the back of Greg Gavalas who is struggling to hold P3. Four seconds back is another 4 car battle between Papoutsis,Pisani, Murphy and Spiteri. 

At the half way mark and Beresford is still keeping Lord at bay with a 1.5 sec buffer but he soon relinguishes the lead when he is one of the first ones to pit for tyres. Will the undercut work in his favour ?? Garry Kingma is one of tonight's rookies and as the night has progressed so has he. He is currently in P10 with a healthy 15 second buffer. Nick Charlier is the other rookie, he was showing good pace early on but has since slipped back a bit. Papoutsis just got caught up with some back markers and lost a couple of spots. With 3 to go has spun losing a further 4 seconds to Beresford in the lead. Pisani, Keenan and Ben Weeks are 3 wide down Gardner straight to give the crowd something the cheer about but its Beresford to take the win and the round ahead of David Lord and Greg Gavalas in 3rd.

By Shane Gilfeather

Race Results:

 

Drivers Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Points
Chris Beresford 2 2 1 54
David Lord 1 5 2 49
Greg Gavalas 6 3 3 41
Enda Murphy 5 1 8 41
Matt Pisani 3 7 6 36
Mick Spiteri 11 4 4 32
Wade Keenan 4 10 5 32
Iain McIntosh 9 8 7 27
Daniel Oppedisano 10 6 11 24
Troy Czislowski 8 9 12 22
Frank Papoutsis 13 11 10 17
Garry Kingma 15 12 9 15
Nick Charlier 7 15 15 14
Kevin Maartensz 14 13 13 11
Ben Weeks 12 14 14 11
Jayme Hemi 16 16 16 3

 Drivers Standings:

 


 
    2014 V8 League
Drivers Race 1 Race 1(a) Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Race 12 Race 13 Race 14   Drop Points Total Points Current Place
David Lord 17 20 20 17 15 20 20 15 20 17 20 0 20 17     47 191 1st
Chris Beresford 0 0 15 13 13 17 13 10 15 20 17 12 0 20     10 155 2nd
Wade Keenan 0 12 13 0 0 13 9 12 17 15 13 26 0 11     0 141 3rd
Enda Murphy 0 0 10 9 2 11 17 11 13 11 0 30 0 13     0 127 4th
Greg Gavalas 9 11 7 12 7 15 5 3 12 7 15 14 13 15     22 123 5th
Matt Pisani 10 0 9 0 9 10 15 5 10 10 12 18 12 12     14 118 6th
Troy Czislowski 11 13 11 0 8 0 12 0 0 0 11 24 10 7     0 107 7th
Mick Spiteri 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 9 11 12 9 20 17 11     0 102 8th
Iain McIntosh 0 0 5 7 0 0 6 7 8 9 10 0 15 9     0 76 9th
Justin Wilson 12 15 12 0 0 0 10 13 0 13 0 0 0 0     0 75 10th
Duran Nikora 13 17 17 15 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 74 11th
Ben Weeks 5 8 3 8 4 6 3 2 7 6 8 16 6 2     10 74 12th
Kevin Maartensz 6 9 8 10 6 9 7 4 0 5 7 0 0 3     2 72 13th
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 9 0     0 49 14th
Jayme Hemi 4 10 0 0 3 4 4 1 0 3 6 0 8 1     0 44 15th
Frank Papoutsis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 8 0 22 0 6     0 42 16th
Ross Rizzo 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 40 17th
Tim Hamilton 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 37 18th
Iain Salteri 15 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 35 19th
Matt Anderson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0     0 34 20th
Michael Nicholas 8 0 6 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 21 21st
Jason Brooks 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0     0 20 22nd
Rob Cooper 7 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 19 23rd
Daniel Oppedisano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8     0 19 24th
Francarlo Rizzo 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 17 25th
Michael Palladino 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 17 26th
Ben Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 11 27th
Scott Durham 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 10 28th
Todd Humphries 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 8 29th
Jordan Mulach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 6 30th
Alex Hyde 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0     0 6 31st
Josh Behn 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 5 32nd
Garry Kingma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5     0 5 33rd
Nick Charlier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4     0 4 34th
Bobby Leprem 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 4 35th
Brad Wilkinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0     0 4 36th
Clint Vardy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 3 37th
Jonathan Ede 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 2 38th
Lucas Scholes 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 2 39th
Thomas Pappin 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 1 40th

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