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RESULTS - Race to Reality Heat #1 - iRacing 20.2.13

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Check out the awesome coverage that V8sOnline put together last night for Heat #1 of the Race to Reality. Congratulations to Madison Down who took out 1st Place and secured his position for the online final on 29th September 2013. Join us next time or better still - register and compete online!

Oran Park provided a perfect backdrop for the boys at V8’s Online to showcase their new coverage in HD. The Drivers provided blistering times in Qually and it gave us the indication that it was going to be a cracking race. Madison Down showed what a talent he is by setting the best qualify time of 1:14:875. Matthew Hill was on a flyer with a couple seconds to go until he over shot the Dog Leg and went to the grass.

Tension was building as the grid formed. The top 12 qualifiers were within 2 seconds of each other and it was going to be a race into the first tight left hander. They all got away cleanly with Mitchell Abrahall getting the best start. With the field all close together something had to give and unfortunately it was Jason Scanlon and Robert Thomae taking the heat under braking. This saw Robert end up on his roof. Credit to him he made a quick pitstop and finished just outside the top ten. Not bad for a rookie with 4 days experience. Corey E Henger also made an early exit after an incident which deeming the car undrivable.

Up the field it was Mitchell Abrahall keeping Ben Cornett honest and Ben keeping Madison Down honest. Not more than 5 seconds separated the three over the entire race. Christian Aylward and Matthew Hill would scrap it out for 4th & 5th. The biggest scrap of the night would be between Phill Rockstroh and Gavin Sadler. The 2 would go toe to toe over a good 13 laps until Phill ran wide and hit the grass sustaining suspension damage that would see him visit the pits and lose valuable placing. After starting in 12 and moving up to 7th I am sure Phill would have been beside himself. The top 6 placing was pretty consistant including Michael Manley who drove a good race.

With Ben Cornett coming within a second of the lead it wasn’t enough as Madison would hold firm and come away with the win over Ben and Mitchell.

A big congratulations to all the drivers and especially the top 3.

A huge thanks has to go to the boys at V8’s Online for providing the coverage of this great event. You can watch it next week on:

Top 3 Placings:

1st  Madison Down
2nd Ben Cornett
3rd Mitchell Abrahall

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