Another successful event achieved at Wanneroo

Tuesday 08 September, 2020
Photos: Turn 7 Media
It’s been another successful monthly meeting for the WA Sporting Car Club on the weekend with more than 100 competitors putting on a show in front of many fans.
 
With seven categories in action on Saturday at Wanneroo Raceway, there was plenty of entertainment during the day as a number of mini battles for outright honours taking place within each category.
 
Seasoned veteran Robert Landsmeer claimed a clean sweep of three wins in three races during the WA Excel Series and although he qualified behind Jack Clohessy, he ended up taking out the first race over the young gun by just three tenths of a second. That's as close as Clohessy got to the leader as Landsmeer dominated the final two races to comfortably win the round.
 
In third place, just four points behind the runner-up, was Cameron Atkins with his best result for the day being runner-up in the second race.
 

Unlike the Hyundai Excels, there wasn't much separating the Holden HQ contenders throughout the meeting with three separate drivers picking up a win each.  

At the end of the day though, it was Adam Butler who would go on to win the round thanks to being the only driver in the 16 car field to finish on the podium in every race, which included his win.
 
Just four points behind him was Grant Ord, who took out the final race, but it was his first race fourth, which cost him any chance of beating Butler. 
 

In the category’s opening race, Michael Howlett looked like the most likely to take out the round but was unable to repeat his efforts in the final two races as he dropped to seventh place and was unable to recover for the final race. 

One of the meeting's largest category provided the smallest margin with Paul Kluck managing to win the WA Street Car Series over Mark Conacher by just two points.
 
Behind the wheel of the R32 Skyline GTS-T, Kluck dominated the opening race but fell to the Datsun 1600 of Conacher by less than two seconds in the second race. It took him just one lap to regain the lead and from there, he led the field for the remaining laps and took out the outright win by just two points.
 

It was a similar story in the category’s Sports Sedans class as Ron Moller just edged out Brett Niall, while Arthur Abrahams steered his Huracan Super Trofeo to a clean sweep the WA Motorsport Australia Sports Car State Championship.

Another one of the biggest categories of the day saw Grant Johnson secure maximum points over three-time runner-up Brock Boley in the Saloon Cars, while two race wins was enough for Marc Watkins to win the Pro-Am class. 

Clinton Rayner was the outright victor in the Solarcare B3 Historic Touring Cars with the Chevrolet Camaro driver winning the two races over LJ Torana drivers Greg Barr and Grant Johnson, both of whom ended the day on the same amount of points. 

Graeme Woolhouse in the Ford Mustang and Cono Onofaro in his Morris Cooper also won both races for their respective classes in the category, while Bill Schipper took out the Group Nc Under 3000cc class after Mike van den Rydt retired from the second race.
 
The final category of the weekend saw Andrew Malkin win Formula Ford honours after overcoming a tight battle against Mark Pickett in the opening two races. Both drivers notched up a race win each and were locked in an intense battle for the lead during the final race but a mechanical failure saw Pickett end his race prematurely with just a few laps to go, leaving Malkin to take out the win.
 
The WA Sporting Car Club will once again hold another meeting at Wanneroo Raceway next month.
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