Battle of the Support categories

Monday 03 February, 2020
Photo: Aussie Racing Cars
The 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour provided motorsport fans with a host of fond memories as Bentley Motorsport finally came through with the goods and secured a historic victory.
While Sunday’s big race delivered fans plenty of entertainment over its record-breaking 314 completed laps, there was plenty of great action in the lead up to the endurance race through the three support categories.
Aussie Racing Cars, a regular Virgin Australia Supercars Championship support category, put on a show at the Mount Panorama circuit, with the end result going right down to the wire.

Throughout the weekend, there were four different drivers who enjoyed a race win, including the eventual round winner in Camaro pilot Joshua Anderson, who edged out Paul Morris in the Nissan Altima.

Photo: Aussie Racing Cars

Despite the duo holding the same amount of points at the conclusion of the fourth race, it was Anderson who took top honours after grabbing a race win of his own as opposed to Morris who finished second twice.
Rounding out the top three was another race winner in Craig Woods, with the New South Welshman finishing just six points ahead of race one victor in Joel Heinrich.
In the 2020 Bathurst Wake Up! Hostels Combined Sedans, Steve Hay steered his Holden VK Commodore to a dominant Division 1 victory, grabbing one win and two runners-up.

It was a tighter battle for second place as Phillip Ryan finished just two points ahead of New South Welshman Michael King, despite the latter having more podium finishes.

 Photo: Grant Williams

In the category’s second division, Glen Melling ended the weekend with clean sweep of victories, securing round honours over Michael Stillwell and Andrew McMaster.
The final competitive category saw an unchanged podium across all three Group S Classic Sports Car races with Shelby GT350 driver Terry Lawlor winning every race.

It was another Shelby GT350 in second place as John Harrison was too good for Victorian Joseph Di Bartolo, who steered his Chevrolet Corvette to the final place on the podium.

Click here for the full break down from the Group S cars. 

Photo:  M Green