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ROUND 1 Races 2 & 3: Neilson takes Race 2, Taylor takes the feature and the round   
Story By: Administrator  Date: 8/03/2021 at 10:38:23 AM 
Race 2
R-Tek Motorsportís Mitch Neilson continued his winning ways on Sunday morning with a dominant lights to flag victory, behind him team-mate Max De Meyrick and 99 Motorsportís Ryan Astley had a good battle for 2nd with De Meyrick taking the place on lap 6. Ruff Racingís Gerrit Ruff struggled with brake problems and had to work his way back through the field after an off on the opening lap but managed to work his way back to 4th by the chequered flag.

Saturdayís pole sitter Ben Taylor from Tim Macrow Racing had to work hard to come back through the field after finding himself down the order from the start, Taylor passed R-Tek Motorsportís Ray-Yu Wang for 5th on the last lap with Wang finishing 6th. Gilmour Racingís Roman Krumins slipped down the order after initially running 2nd at the end of the opening lap, eventually finishing 7th, McAlpine Motorsportís Ross McAlpine crossed the line 8th.

Race 3
Taylor started of Pole Position in the feature race courtesy of his 2nd fastest time in qualifying and after a good start was never headed. Neilson got a lightening start jumping from 4th to second but looped it coming out of the final corner on lap 2 promoting De Meyrick. He then closed in on Taylor and kept the pressure on but a slight error saw him concede to finishing 2nd. Astley and Krumins had a race long battle for 3rd in the race and what would be 2nd for the round, Astley finally finding a way past with 2 laps to go.

Wang had an ever improving weekend finishing 5th ahead of Ruff who was still compromised by break issues. Neilson crossed the line 7th whilst McAlpine was forced to retire after losing drive in his Mygale.

Round 2 of the Championship is at Morgan Park in April


Points After Round 1

Championship

1. Ben Taylor 42
2. Ryan Astley 35
3. Roman Krumins 31
4. Ray-Yu Wang 25
5. Ross McAlpine 12

National
1. Max De Meyrick 40
2. Mitch Neilson 37
3. Gerrit Ruff 32


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