The Radical Australia Cup’s first ever appearance at Wanneroo Raceway has resulted in a thrilling weekend as the 16 competitors put on a show in the west.
Part of an exciting lineup of support categories in the Repco Supercars Championship’s Bunnings Perth Supernight, the series had two 45-minute endurance races over the weekend.
A number of the series' top contenders attended the round, including Peter Paddon, Stephen Champion and Chris Perini, but there was no stopping the local drivers who dominated the weekend.
Taking out the victory was Elliott Schutte thanks to his race one victory and podium in the second, however there was very little that separated he and race two victor Bryce Moore with both drivers winning one race and finishing third in the other.
The race two win was a fantastic result for Moore as the former Australian F3 driver had spent the last decade on the sidelines before making his return this weekend.
Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Championship driver Madeline Stewart enjoyed a solid debut in the category having finished the round in third place.
Although Schutte and Moore were a cut above the rest, the battle for the third was extremely close and the New Zealander secured the place after picking up P6 in the opener and P4 in the second.
Finishing ever so close behind her on the round standings were the pole sitting combination of Adam Lisle and Jordan Oon, race two runner-up Sebastian Fiorenza and fellow debutant Caleb Sumich.
After finishing second behind Schutte in the opening race, Lisle and Oon finished at the back of field in the second race after the former had a moment with Sumich and was forced to the pits.
Sumich recovered after the moment and backed up his top five finish in his first ever Radical Australia Cup outing in race one, to find himself again in the top half and battling for fifth.
This time though it was against the two category stalwarts in Perini and Paddon.
Trailing the dup in seventh place during the second half of the race, Sumich was gifted a place when Perini pulled off a brilliant move on Paddon and claimed fifth, Paddon dropping behind Sumich as a result.
It was a redeeming move for Perini, who had a tough round and finished ninth.
Despite having a tough weekend, Chris Perini remains on the top of the Radical Cup Australia standings with a slender five-point lead.
Five races for the year have been completed and the series will now join the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships at Sydney Motorsport Park for the third round of the season on 28-29 May.
Race 1 top five
Adam Lisle and Jordan Oon
Jay Wong and Sam Dicker
Race 2 top five