2016 Super Sprints A Series Round 3

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  • Ashley Bright in his V8 powered Holden Commodore Supercar was fastest outright - Morgan Park Raceway - Photo Darin Mandy

    Ashley Bright in his V8 powered Holden Commodore Supercar was fastest outright - Morgan Park Raceway - Photo Darin Mandy

THE THIRD round of the Queensland Super Sprint A Series saw a smaller than expected field for the weekend with only 76 cars making the trek to Warwick.  The predicted (and correct) cold weather might have deterred a few drivers.  Sunday morning the cars were covered in a good layer of ice with temps around -2C.  Of course it is winter in Warwick!

Saturday dawned fine, clear blue skies – however there was a cutting wind that dropped the temps somewhat, making it fairly hard for the cars to warm tyres.  The “D” circuit was used over the weekend, this sees the competitors turn right just after the bridge and then turn right at point 8 over the “flip flops” back on to the main straight, each run saw the cars complete 4 flying laps.

It was battle of the V8’s for line honours, Ashley Bright in his V8 powered Holden Commodore Supercar was fastest outright for the weekend, despite only running four of the possible 8 runs, 7 second shy of Bright was John White in his Cobra with Peter Hancock third in another Cobra.

There were a couple of incidents over the weekend, the Holden Gemini of Michael Reynolds went home with a sore front after collecting the wall under the bridge.  Our media team from Digital Realism got this great shot (below) of Darren Holland shooting off the track in the Flip Flops on Sunday morning, luckily Holland pulled it up before the wall with a little bit of front splitter damage.

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Darren Holland shooting off the track in the Flip Flops on Sunday morning – Morgan Park Raceway – Photo Darin Mandy

Top Ten Finishers

1st  ASHLEY BRIGHT 03:03.345
2nd JOHN WHITE 03:10.499
3rd PETER HANCOCK 03:10.521
4th BEAU HATTON 03:10.644
5th CHRIS CHING 03:11.711
6th DARRIN SIDDINS 03:13.828
7th TONY HATTON 03:14.613
8th DARREN HOLLAND 03:15.365
9th LEE FALKNER 03:15.471
10th JON SIDDINS 03:15.827

The next round of the QLD Super Sprints is for the “B” Series on July 16 – 17.

Full Results can be found here on MyLaps: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1288058

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2 Comments

  1. Richard Greenup
    July 18, 2016 - Reply

    Great to finally get the dark blue V8 Zed on the track even if it came with excuses, love the D circuit, excellent weekend.

  2. Darren Holland
    August 4, 2016 - Reply

    Great job by Darin Mandy and the team throughout the weekend.
    Not one of my finer moments….
    Shame run 5 results were not included. A 3.11.36 was more representative.
    Looking forward to the next round.

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