Sandown Victoria, plays host to round 3 of the CAMS Australian GT Championship. With round 1 and 2 being completed at Albert Park, and round 2 at the new facility in S.A, The Bend.This year brings the same categories into the fold with a slight change in the open wheelers. So You still have Australian GT, Production Car Series,Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup, and now you also have the Australian Prototype Series presented by Hot Wheels and The Radical Cup in the Open Wheelers. With Fridays weather best suited to seals, ducks and tadpoles. It took some brave people out there for practice and then the crazier people like the photographers to actually stand outside in the elements as well! So for the Production car Series on the Friday, it looked like AWD was the way to go. With Rick Bates in his Evo 10 securing pole for Race 1. For the CAMS Australian Gt Championship, it was Peter Hackett who set the top time in practise,in his Eggleston Motorsport Mercedes – AMG Gt3. In the Porsche Michelin Gt3 Cup it was Max Vidau setting the pace in his Sonic/Bob Jane T marts Porsche. in the Australian Prototype Series presented by Hot Wheels, it was Phillip Hughes sitting on top of the times. And in the Radical Cup it was Kim Burke sitting at the top of the tree.
Saturday, with the weather much better than the Friday, saw Simon Fallon take his Maiden victory in the Porsche Michelin Gt3 Cup Challenge Australia. After a 3 car battle between Chelsea Angelo and Max Vidau. It was Simon who hung on to the win. Meanwhile in the CAMS Australian Gt Championship. It was Geoff Emery taking out Race 1 ahead of Peter Hackett and Fraser Ross taking out the top 3. Australian Production Car Series saw Beric Lynton in a BMW M3 take both Race wins from the Saturday. Jason Makris won the first race for the Australian Prototype series presented by Hot Wheels,after starting from Pole he never looked back and romped off with the victory as well. While in the Radical Cup John -Paul Drake and James Winslow will start at the front row of the grid for Sundays Race 1 and Race 2 which are 50 minutes each.
Geoff Emery took out the Round win at Sandown of the Australian Gt Championship, with the final race being hard-fought between Fraser Ross and Geoff Emery, in doing so Fraser Ross also took 2nd position for the round as well. Peter Hackett finishing in 3rd also took the 3rd spot on the podium. In the Porsche Michelin Challenge GT3 Cup Challenge Australia, it was Cooper Murray who won the final race .Murray won the round on a count-back, after he and Simon Fallon drew on points.After winning yesterday’s opening race, Fallon went on to finish first in Race 2 although was awarded half-points due to the shortened race which was cut short due to an accident.Luis Leeds rounded out the podium for the weekend with third, finishing ahead of Max Vidau and Jimmy Vernon. Beric Lynton in the Australian Production Car Series took a clean sweep of the weekend and smashed everyone. He was just in a league of his own finishing ahead of Rick Bates in in his Evo 10 and Bob Perason took 3rd in his Porsche Cayman. Jason Makris also took a clean sweep of both races in the Australian Prototype Series presented by Hot Wheels. after battling his team mate all the way, Jason managed to pull clear of his team mate John -Paul Drake to take the spoils, with Dimitrios Zartaloudis finished a career-best third. Last but not least in the Radical Cup, it was Kim Burke who took the round win. Burke went on to win the opening race, before finishing second in Race 2.Second for the round was Simon Haggarty, who shared wins with Burke after claiming the second 50-minute race for the event. See us at the Next Round at Philip Island!