V8 Utes Australia

GIVE ‘EM THE OLD 1-2

Kurt Wimmer and Ryal Harris combined to run the ‘old 1-2’ for Global Trader Technologies Racing and romp to victory in Race Two of the penultimate round of the Yokohama Australian V8 Ute Series at Mt. Panorama Bathurst yesterday.

The Global duo, who made quite an impact with their Global Trader Technologies imported Gold Coast Meter Maids today, started on the front row for the seven lap affair and prevented anyone from penetrating their defences before the chequers fell under safety car conditions.

Not to say that Kim Jane didn’t make a fist of it however, ranging the Bob Jane T-Marts / Trading Post VE Holden right up on to the tailgate of Harris before several cars brought out the safety car in separate incidents across the mountain.

Charlie “Handlebars” Kovacs drilled the Falken concrete wall at Forest Elbow and a close following Grant Johnson had nowhere to run behind but into the back of the RED Express Deliveries VE.

Both the Grove Juice #1 and the RED Express #69 suffered significant damage as a result.

Shanan Sidebottom had earlier achieved the same devastating result in the Urban Assault VE Holden and he was forced to watch the majority of the race stranded part of the way down Conrod Straight.

Greg Willis suffered a damaged Grove Juice XR8 Falcon that also looked to have caught on fire at one point, ending a consistent run for the 25th anniversary Grove Juice main man.

In scoring victory for the Race Two event Wimmer notched up his first ever V8 Ute success – his pass on the inside on team mate Harris in Hell Corner netted him the lead and he never surrendered it.

Colin Corkery was impressive in the Supercharge Batteries XR8 in fourth ahead of Gary “Chuckie” Baxter in the Sage Automation Holden ahead of Craig Dontas (Masport XR8) in sixth, Layton Crambrook stormed from 15th to seventh in the Mother Energy Drink XR8, Clint Harvey was eighth in the CAT / N&L Transport VE, George Miedecke was again stout in the Lubrimaxx XR8 for ninth and rounding out the top ten was Jack Elsegood in the Coopers Pale Ale Falcon.

Stephen Robinson came home in eleventh ahead of Gary MacDonald, Glenn McNally (improving all the time in the Action Mining / NRW Holden) Ben Dunn, Justin Van Twest, Ben Kavich, Wayne Lamont, George Elliot, Yanis Derums, Brad Patton, Steve Hodges, Rob Jarvis and Denis Cribbin.

The last two cars home were Michael Bartsch (Bartsch Builders XR8) and Andrew Fisher (Jesus All About Life XR8).

DNF’s for the event included Nandi Kiss, Grant Johnson, Greg Willis and Shanan Sidebottom….

The final race of the weekend for the penultimate round of the Yokohama Australian V8 Ute Series is this morning…