If you weren’t able to see, feel or hear the rain, you’d be mistaken for thinking there was none when the WA Sporting Car Club took to the track at Wanneroo Raceway for Day 1 of their two day July meet.
With the weather best suited to the ducks that ended up migrating to the inside of turn 1, no-one would have blamed the Formula Ford or FSR competitors for wanting to pull the pin on their racing today but both categories pushed through with fantastic racing across both of the open wheel categories including some three wide through the corners action by the Formula Ford competitors.
A three way battle in the Formula Ford category saw Brock Brewer, Marc Redman and Tomas Chapman battling it out for the final two races for the minor positons behind Elliot Cleary who had taken a commanding position early on in all three races.
For the FSR competitors, Elliott Schutte dominated the field yet again with youngster Caleb Sumich keeping the more experienced Radical driver on his toes for all three races. Ethan Brown rounded out the last step of the day. For the F1000 class it was Stewart Burns vs Cameron Burns at Cameron returned the JKS JR01 back to the track.
Michael Sciorio dominated the IP class as has become the standard over the last few races with Jim Gellan joining Brent Peters in the LUXE Performance Renault Megane to make it TWO in the Production car group. Peters was forced to retire after coming into contact with Callegari in Race 2.
A range of various cars took to the track for the WASCC Time Challenge series with competitors aiming to keep their car to the same lap time each lap. If they are under/over they receive penalty points for each second they went over their nominated times.
Finally the WA Sports Sedan & Sports Car Association was out with what was expected to be a 21 car field whittled down to 8 finishers after the first race and 9 at the end of the second race. A few racers opting to sit out the very wet weather probably for the sake of their wallets and we don’t blame them!
In the third race, the Porsche 997.2 of Walter Epple was holding a commanding lead over the Ford Falcon BF of Grant Hill until the latter finally got him at the top of the hill leading down into Turn 6.
Racing resumes on Sunday 24th of July, check out www.wascc.com.au for calendar details.
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