Glenn Carstairs tonight bounced back from a rollover last weekend in the best possible way, winning his second feature race in as many starts at the Perth Motorplex this season.
Carstairs was class all night, coming second in both of the night’s heat races to start from pole position alongside Chris Dymock.
As the race went green in the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings feature, Carstairs immediately jumped into the lead with new Dad Cody Turacchio making the most of his third starting positions to take over second place while Dymock would follow in third.
As the laps wound down, Carstairs would pull away from Turacchio, who in turn would open up a gap on third placed Dymock, who was doing all he could to hold off State Champion Matt Brown who was piling on the pressure in fourth place.
The only stoppage of the race came with nine laps completed, when Jamie Nardini, Cameron Mckenzie and Luke Nardini all came together in turn two with an attempt at reverse parallel parking together. All cars were able to continue.
The race would resume, but the order would not change, Carstairs going on to claim an impressive victory, his seventh feature win at the venue. Turacchio would celebrate with ‘Jett’ power propelling him into an exciting second place while Dymock would hold off Brown for third.
Earlier in the night Heat One didn’t start too well, with cars spinning and the yellows came on for a three car pileup in the opening lap. Heat two went without incident.
The Formula 500’s now have a month’s break from action, with the next show scheduled to be back at the Perth Motorplex on Boxing Day.
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Pictures Courtesy Bruce Russell.
Heat One, 8 laps: 1. 5 Cody Turacchio, 2. 49 Glenn Carstairs, 3. 88 Jamie Nardini, 4. 3 Chris Dymock, 5. 17 Todd Broadwood, 6. 41 Cameron Mckenzie, 7. 87 Luke Nardini, 8. 42 Jye Mckenzie, 9. WA1 Matt Brown. DNF: 7 Ryan Higgs (0), 60 Matthew Edwards-Pope (0). Total Time: 2.16.398. Winning Margin: 0.395. Fastest Lap: 16.657 Glenn Carstairs.
Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. 3 Chris Dymock, 2. 49 Glenn Carstairs, 3. WA1 Matt Brown, 4. 7 Ryan Higgs, 5. 41 Cameron Mckenzie, 6. 5 Cody Turacchio, 7. 60 Matthew Edwards-Pope, 8. 42 Jye Mckenzie, 9. 88 Jamie Nardini, 10. 87 Luke Nardini. DNF: 17 Todd Broadwood (4). Total Time: 2.13.391. Winning Margin: 0.141. Fastest Lap: 16.175 Glenn Carstairs.
Feature, 15 laps: 1. 49 Glenn Carstairs, 2. 5 Cody Turacchio, 3. 3 Chris Dymock, 4. WA1 Matt Brown, 5. 87 Luke Nardini, 6. 88 Jamie Nardini, 7. 7 Ryan Higgs, 8. 17 Todd Broadwood, 9. 42 Jye Mckenzie, 10. 41 Cameron Mckenzie, 11. 60 Matthew Edwards-Pope. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.560. Fastest Lap: 16.285 Glenn Carstairs.
88 Jamie Nardini and 17 Todd Broadwood
5 Cody Turacchio and 42 Jye Mckenzie
49 Glenn Carstairs and 41 Cameron Mckenzie
87 Luke Nardini and 60 Matthew Edwards-Pope
3 Chris Dymock and 7 Ryan Higgs
WA1 Matt Brown
7 Ryan Higgs and WA1 Matt Brown
60 Matthew Edwards-Pope and 3 Chris Dymock
41 Cameron Mckenzie and 87 Luke Nardini
42 Jye Mckenzie and 49 Glenn Carstairs
17 Todd Broadwood and 5 Cody Turacchio
88 Jamie Nardini
49 Glenn Carstairs and 3 Chris Dymock
5 Cody Turacchio and 41 Cameron Mckenzie
WA1 Matt Brown and 88 Jamie Nardini
42 Jye Mckenzie and 87 Luke Nardini
7 Ryan Higgs and 17 Todd Broadwood
60 Matthew Edwards-Pope