Fourth Straight Victory for Smith/De Veth

Nothing could deny Glenn Smith/John de Veth a fourth straight win in the SBT Motorsport McLaren 650 S with Anthony Leighs finishing second in the Blackbull Markets Audi R8 with John Midgley finishing third in his Ford Falcon FG V8 Super Tourer.

Photo courtesy of Matt Smith

Glenn Smith started the race and shot off into the distance Nick Ross would make an unscheduled pit stop after two laps he would get back out on circuit but didn’t complete enough laps to be classified as a finisher.

Speedworks Events manager Geoff Short was in a battle with the BMW E92 V8 of Kent Baigent with Short struggling to make his way passed he elected to make his compulsory pitstop after 20minute where he would hand over to his son Martin Short who would be making his first racing appearance in over 6months.

As the safety car didn’t make it usual appearance at Hampton Downs the majority of the teams elected to take their stops.

Anthony Leighs made his way pass John Midgley for second place the pair pitted on the same lap where the Caryle Performance team where able to do the quicker stop.

Lochlainn Fitzgerald -Symes was running fourth the team made a quick pitstop before Symes stalled leaving the pits he was able to get back going without loosing too much time.

However Symes would be forced into a retirement after he was forced to make a second pitstop and the Action Motorsport Crew where unable to fix the issues as Symes Slammed the door in frustration after leaving the cockpit.

John Buchanan was given a drive-through penalty for not making his pitstop outside of the pit window as the safety car would not appear once for the first time since 2014.

James Webb driving the Sean Kirkpatrick Porsche was able to get pass Gene Rollinson in the dying stages of the race until Rollinson was able to get his way back pass to the Class 2 win and Webb would bring his car to the GT-C win

Tim Martin and Luke Nueberger would win Class 1. Mark Meadows would win Class 3 John Midgley third overall was enough to win GT-B.

De Veth and Smith lead Overall and GT-A with Leighs and Midgley are tied for second.

Photo Matt Smith

Race Top Three

Overall

1st 90 John de Veth/Glenn Smith McLaren 650 S GT3 SBT Motorsport

2nd 28 Anthony Leighs Audi R8 GT3 Blackbull Markets

3rd 19 John Midgley Ford Falcon FG V8ST

GT-B

1st 19 John Midgley Ford Falcon V8ST

2nd 20 Kris Bostock Porsche 991 Gen 1 Action Motorsport

3rd 50 Blair McDonald Holden Commodore VE V8ST McDonald Kerbing, Atlas Concrete

GT-C

1st 78 Sean Kirkpatrick/James Webb Porsche 997 Titan Property Group

2nd 5 Geoff and Martin Short Porsche 997 Speedworks Events

3rd 136 Brent Forman McLaren 570S GT4 MacKenzie Motorsport

Class 1

1st 135 Tim Martin/Luke Nueberger Nissan GTR R35 Remraf Racing, Downforce Driving Academy

2nd 151 Kent and Steni Baigent BMW E92 V8

3rd 10 Grant Aitken and Grant Liston Porsche 996

Class 2

1st 51 Gene Rollinson Hyundai i30N TCR Racer Products

2nd 55 Rhys Gould Hyundai i30N TCR Signature Homes

3rd 444 Grant Baguley BMW E46 M3 MacKenzie Motorsport

Class 3

1st 115 Mark Meadows Lotus Extige Motul

2nd 86 Dan and Jon Udy Toyota 86

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