Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series leader Joel Heinrich has continued his dominant 2023 campaign, claiming three wins out of four during the series’ latest round in Symmons Plains.
After starting the weekend off on a high with a pole position, Heinrich converted his pole position into a race win in the opening race ahead of both Ryder and Kent Quinn.
Heinrich was made to work for his win though as reigning champion Joshua Anderson took an early lead before Heinrich wrestled his way back in front on lap four thanks to an impressive move.
The Mustang driver then held top spot for the rest of the race as Anderson fell behind the Quinns and Reece Chapman to finish fifth.
Heinrich then backed up his efforts in the weekend’s second race, which saw him involved in an entertaining battle for podium positions for most of the race, before snatching the lead from the fast-starting Ryder Quinn, who then lost his position to Chapman.
A last gasp attempt from Chapman to take the lead from Heinrich was quickly nullified by the South Australian, who ended up winning in a photo finish to the line – just one hundredth of a second separate he and Chapman, while Ryder crossed the line a further tenth behind.
Chapman would then get revenge in the third race of the weekend, as the reverse grid format shook up the pecking order for the race start.
Jeff Watters started on pole alongside Grant Thompson, but both were unable to hold their positions as the title contenders soon charged their way towards the top of the field.
Chapman eventually took out the victory after beating Heinrich across the line by just two tenths, while Queenslander Brandon Madden rounded out the top three ahead of Ryder.
Anderson was also part of the battle for the lead, but was handed a 15 second penalty, which resulted in a drop to P10 – Watters and Thompson also having a bad finish with the former retiring two laps from the chequered flag, while the latter finished 14th.
It didn’t take long for Heinrich to get back on top as a fast start saw him replace Chapman on the opening lap. He then dominated until the end as he crossed the finish line ahead of Chapman and Rylan Grey – who made his first appearance on the podium for the weekend.
Following on from the round, Heinrich has moved further ahead of the standings, while Chapman has replaced Anderson in second place.
View the full rounds results here.
The next round of the Battery World Aussie Racing Cars Super Series’ next round will be at the popular Darwin Triple Crown at Hidden Valley on 16-18 June.