DJR duo keeps clear of carnage to post another strong result in Darwin
18 Jun, 2013 Author:
The action kept coming today at the Sky City Triple Crown in Darwin. Two 100km races faced the 28 car grid and the tricky Hidden Valley layout ensured the big crowd was treated to some wild and woolly racing. The DJR / Wilson Security duo of Chaz Mostert and Tim Blanchard had mixed results in the two qualifying sessions, the best time finally falling to Mostert in P13 for the first race. Race 18 started with an aggressive dice between veteran Russell Ingall and Chaz with Ingall right into the back of the #12 Wilson Security Falcon. Chaz was shuffled back a few spots and sat in 17th as the pit stops began. Blanchard was making good progress passing Moffat and moving into the top 20 on lap 10. With pit stops over the race settled down. Mostert was locked between Tander and Bright in 14th, but his tyre life was fading and he dropped back on the final laps to 17th. Blanchard was able to claw back two spots after his stop to finish 24th.
Ford Performance Racing’s Mark Winterbottom has claimed his first win of the year and finished metres short of a clean-sweep of wins on the final day of action in Darwin where team-mate David Reynolds claimed a pole and second career podium.