The day had already brought a back-to-back race win for Porsche star, Michael Almond, along with heartbreak as the weekend of attrition continued, with 2010 champion, Jim Richards going on to win the final race of the weekend, with Miedecke having done enough with consistent performances to take the Class A round victory, and Mason’s Shelby taking two Class B race wins and the round.
As the field headed for the grid, dual race victor, Michael Almond headed to pit lane instead of P1 in yet another heartbreaking story, his #26 Porsche having broken a CV joint and going no further for the weekend. Based on aggregate results from the opening races, Bowe had the front row to himself, with Kassulke and Miedecke on row two, Richards and Mason from positions five and six. Off the start, Keene was to the centre of the tarmac, with the Masters going three wide into the opening corner. *for the full story, click here*
Porsche takes back to back wins as the Masters fire up the west
The final day of the Chill Perth 360 saw a busy morning in the Touring Car Masters paddock as engines were checked, gearboxes finished and setups refined ahead of Race 2 at Barbagallo Raceway for Round 2 of season 2013.
With the top eight reversed for Race 2, Mason and Crick took to the front row, with Walmsley and Miedecke behind, Richards, Kassulke, Bowe and history-making Race 1 winner Almond buried in the pack. As the lights went green, Miedecke bogged down, Crick smoked away from the grid, with Bowe and Almond getting fliers to commence their charge to the front. Abelnica’s XB went wide, going side to side with Richard’s Sprint into turn one, with Bullas’ XA dropping two wheels into the dirt as the pack made the first run through turn four. *for the full story, click here*