Harry O’Brien

Each of the three support categories in the 12-hour Bathurst race held a race on the first day at Mt Panorama, in which the winners were Zach Bates, Jack Le Brock and Tom Heyman.

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Round 4 will be more than three races, not the usual four, and series leader Heyman (Mustang) won first. He fought a tough battle with Josh Anderson (Mustang) and took the lead a couple of times before pole Joel Henry (Cruz) went to scrap. Anderson leads Hayman through the top of the mountain, pictured above MTR Images.

Henry took the lead, but on the last lap he was overtaken by Hayman. Craig Woods (Mustang) was fourth in all and ahead of Cody Garland (Mustang), who on the last lap made his way to Murray-Kerner.

Fifth place went to Matt Forbes-Wilson (Camara), who had just overtaken Lachlan Ward (Camara) by less than half the length of the car. This was followed by Rhys Chapman (Mustang) from the fascinating cup, where Courtney Prince (Mustang) took eighth place, ahead of Kyle Ansby (Mustang) and Adam Clark (Camara).


Bates, who occupied the pole sitter, won the first race of the second round, leading from start to finish. David Schultz would have joined him in the front row, but was fined for obstructing and would have started on. Instead, Lachlan Gibbon joined Bates in the front row and finished second until he was overtaken by guest Toyota driver Will Brown.

There was a period of car safety when Connor Roberts stopped on the track, after which Bates was able to keep Brown to victory. Gibans came in third, ahead of Job Stewart, Schultz, Bailey Sweeney, Ryan Cash, guest Chris Peter, Jaden Jackson and Luke Pink.

Supercar driver Jack Le Brock wins the start of the combined sedan race this weekend – Image: MTR Images


At the wheel of ex-Tekno Holden Commodore VE Supercar Warren Mileta Le Brock won the first of three races and won the Touring Car V8 class, finishing well ahead of chassis class winners Ryan Humphrey (Falcon XE / LS2) and Stuart Inwood. (Chev Corvette), which started 14th and was first in the Spaceframe class.

Polish warden Steve Lacey came out early when the engine of his Chev Camaro lost power and stalled, and this brought safety to the car for a while. Brad Shields, who led half the race on a turbocharged twin-rotary Fiat 124 Joe Said, lost almost a lap when he stopped on the track on suspicion of an insulator problem.

Paul Boshert (Corvette / Dodge) led the lap, then bypassed Le Brock and suffered from brakes before finishing fourth, ahead of Darren Curry (Marc V8 Mazda), who overtook Jordan Cox (Suzuki Swift GTi turbo). Birol Cetro (Camaro) and Phil Ryan (Datsun 280ZX / LS2) passed the first lap, the first to go off the corner after the collision.

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