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RESULTS: V8 Championship League Rd 8 Ipswich.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Round 8 and we were off to Ipswich racing at Queensland Raceway, known as "The Paperclip" for obvious reasons.

The format for the night was Practice, followed by Qualifying then a 10 lap race, 15 lap race and finally a 20 lap race. There was a choice of soft or medium tyres and range of stopping strategies.

Race 1 and Nigel stuck it on pole with  a 1:06.958. The usual first corner settling in had an unfortunate Mark Theyer go from 2nd to the sand-trap which ruined his chances :( Tim Hamilton squeezed out Nigel for 1st  with Rob Cooper taking 3rd.

Race 2 saw a couple of different tyre strategies with the soft option by far the best. A great battle between Nigel and Tim ensued with nose to tail action on some very worn softs. After both leaders took themselves on an off-track excursion on the final few bends it was Nigel who prevailed and took out a great race.

Race 3 and everybody was on the softs with one pit stop, Nigel again on pole but this time Tim didn't hang around and sprinted off and won with a 7 second lead. He also posted the fastest lap of the night with a 1:06.879.

Tim Hamilton took out the round win, Nigel second and Mark making a great recovery after race won taking third on the night.

Overall Leaderboard Total
Nigel Faull 62
Mark Theyer 51
Michael Goode   46
Enda Murphy 38
Rob Cooper             36.5
Tim Hamilton 28
Chris Hewitson 13
Adam Webb 10
Tim Clark 7.5

Sydney Motorpark next round, see you all then!


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