18 Jul 2018 CAMS NSW Motor Race Championship Round 4
2018 CAMS NSW Motor Race Championship Round 4
30th of June & 1st of July – Sydney Motorsport Park
Improved Production U2L C’ship
Harrison Cooper claimed pole by nearly 2 seconds over Jason Hendy and Kurt Macready with a blistering time of 1:41.8. The session was not without dramas with Mark Larmour losing a rear left wheel at turn five.
Cooper made a brilliant start whereas his front row partner Macready did the opposite, the latter found himself towards the middle of the field as the cars arrived at turn 2 for the first time. David Williams and Justin McClintock put some early pressure on the leader but eventually could not match his pace with Cooper claiming the race win from recovering Macready and Williams.
The second race start was similar to the first, Macready repeated his tardy getaway while Cooper powered on at the front. Ian Price in his immaculate Ford Escort was running in second position being chased by McClintock and Jason Hendy. Cooper won again by a large margin from Hendy and McClintock.
The trophy race was again a dominant performance by Cooper, making it 3 wins from as many starts. Hendy was able to shadow the winner for most of the race and claimed a strong 2ndplace while 3rdposition was a great fight between Stephen Wan, Price and Macready. McClintock’s car had mechanical issues with a forced pit stop and eventual retirement. Wan’s retirement was unusual with his fuel tank coming lose and bottoming out, this allowed Price to finish 3rdunopposed.
Improved Production O2L C’ship
Michael King continued his great for to claim pole from Bob Brewer and Peter Hennessy. King proved too strong in race 1, finishing 1stfrom Brewer 2ndand Stig Richards 3rd. Race 2 was another dominant affair from King leading from start to finish, second position was contested by Brewer, Hazelton, Richards and Peter Hennessy with the latter coming out on top while Brewer finished 3rd.
The trophy race was run under the setting sun and probably provided the best entertainment of the weekend. With King long gone running over 10 seconds ahead, the battle for 2ndposition was great dice between Brewer, Hazelton and Hennessy. Brewer kept the other two driver behind him using his V8 power down the straight and some defensive driving in the tighter sections. Both Hennessey and Hazelton had chances to overtake Brewer but in the end he prevailed. A late retirement of Hennessey was a unfortunate, the final result was King 1st, Brewer 2ndand Hazelton 3rd.