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RESULTS: Wednesday Night V8 League: Round 12 @ Surfers Paradise-wet

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Qualifying: 

The clouds had rolled in to Surfers Paradise for Round 12 of Racecentre’s V8 League. The drivers new how important it was to qualify at the pointy end to avoid any carnage that was going to unfold into the first chicane. The drivers had plenty of room on the track due to other drivers having prior commitments. David Lord finished the session strongest with a 1:11.444 ahead of Michael Goode in the dying seconds posted a 1:12.488. Darren Chisholm will start from P3.

Race # 1 (12 laps)

Everyone did well getting through the first chicane cleanly. A bit of rough and tumble mid pack while David Lord manages to stretch the field out front. A good battle for P4 was brewing between Michael Goode and Enda Murphy but Enda soon found the wall as he was having trouble in the wet under braking. Paul Wilson copped a drive Through and then a stop/go penalty for speeding in pit lane. This has put him 2 laps down Lord now has a commanding lead of 9 seconds over Darren Chisholm and Michael Goode. Good hunting Chisholm as his right rears are falling away but its not enough as that is how the top 3 will finish.

Race #2 (16 laps) Reverse Grid

After a couple of false starts we were away again. Justin Wilson did well to take the lead for a while in front of Goode but it wasn't long till the in-form Lord resumed the front . With 9 laps down he already has a 17 second lead.

Michael Gray had 2 early pit-stops due to his major crash into the barriers on the esses down the back straight has cost him valuable time and put him pretty much out of the race. In the crash he managed to collect Troy Czislowski which forced him into the pits as well. Rob Cooper doing a good job to hold P2 ahead of Goode. Cooper  needing to pit only has a 22 second advantage over Goode so will he do it or will he stay out and see. Cooper just managed to hold on in a great effort to finish ahead of Goode in P3 and Lord takes his 2nd win.

Race #3 (24 laps)

A clinical start from David Lord sees him with a clear run out front while he leaves his rooster tails for the rest of the field. Justin Wilson flips it on his roof after clipping the barriers on the back straight. Again Goode and Murphy find each other on the track but this time its Goode making the mistake and plants the nose into the wall. Not long after that Enda Murphy beaches himself……….no not on the sand but on the ripples on the esses  between T8 & T9 ending his race. Mid way down the pack and the battle between Justin Wilson and Michael Goode has brought them onto the back of Troy Czislowski to make it a 3 way battle for P5. David Lord must be cooking his tyres as he has just rolled into the pits for the 2nd time. This gives the lead to Michael Gray with a 9 second advantage. Lord got to within a second but make a crucial mistake which cost him 4 seconds and a front wing. Gray takes race no. 3 and David Lord finishes in P2 to take the overall race win and maximum points.

Race Results:

 

Racecentre - V8 League
Race 1 Points Race 2 Points Sub Total Final Grid Race 3 Points Total Place
Driver                    
David Lord 1 20 1 20 40 1 2 17 57 1
Michael Gray 4 13 8 9 22 7 1 20 42 2
Michael Goode 2 17 3 15 32 2 7 10 42 3
Darren Chisholm 3 15 6 11 26 3 3 15 41 4
Rob Cooper 9 8 2 17 25 4 4 13 38 5
Troy Czislowski 5 12 4 13 25 5 6 11 36 6
Justin Wilson 6 11 5 12 23 6 5 12 35 7
Paul Wilson 7 10 7 10 20 8 8 9 29 8
Enda Murphy 8 9 9 8 17 9 9 8 25 9

Championship:

 

      2013 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 Race 15 Drop Total Total Points Current Place
Michael Palladino 15 20 13 17 20 15 20 20 20 20 7 20 0         35 172 1st
Iain Salteri 20 15 17 20 17 17 15 0 15 15 15 9 0         24 151 2nd
David Lord 12 17 10 11 15 20 13 15 17 17 0 5 20         26 146 3rd
Tim Hamilton 17 12 20 12 10 13 17 17 13 12 0 12 0         22 133 4th
Nigel Faull 10 11 15 15 12 10 12 13 12 8 11 17 0         28 118 5th
Michael Goode 0 4 8 6 9 12 11 9 11 13 20 10 15         18 110 6th
Paul Robinson 8 8 6 13 11 8 10 12 9 0 10 0 0         6 89 7th
Enda Murphy 11 9 9 0 8 4 9 11 0 7 0 13 8         4 85 7th
Rob Cooper 6 7 7 5 5 7 6 0 10 11 6 11 12         16 77 8th
Michael Gray 13 13 11 9 3 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 17         0 76 9th
Matthew Refalo 0 6 12 10 7 11 0 8 0 0 0 0 0         0 54 10th
Jarryd Busuttil 5 5 5 8 6 0 8 7 7 0 0 0 0         0 51 11th
Benny Tran 9 10 0 7 13 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 48 12th
Jamie Hemi 3 0 4 4 4 5 4 4 8 6 4 0 0         4 42 13th
Darren Chisholm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 9 8 6 13         0 41 14th
Justin Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 10 12 0 10         0 37 15th
Jason Brooks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 15 0         0 32 16th
Troy Tzislowski 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11         0 18 17th
Ross Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0         0 13 18th
Jimmy Tran 4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 10 19th
Scott Durham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0         0 9 20th
Paul Wilson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9         0 9 20th
Martin Ortega 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0         0 8 21st
Shane Gilfeather 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0         0 7 22nd
Martin Steel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 7 0         0 7 22nd
Bobby Leprem 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0         0 6 23rd
Francarlo Rizzo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0         0 5 24th
James Hardin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0         0 3 25th

By Shane Gilfeather


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